JOHNSTOWN — HART – James D. “J.D.,” 63, Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly at 9:05 p.m. Sunday evening, May 5, 2013, in Fairfax, Va. Born July 9, 1949, and was the beloved son of Allan P. and Mary Ann Farrell Hart. He was raised in Sandy Lake, Pa., and lived in Grove City, Pa., many years before moving to Johnstown. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1967 and from Grove City College in 1971, where he majored in mechanical engineering. He had been previously employed for 25 years by Greenville Steel Car Co. which eventually was acquisitioned by Trinity Industries in Greenville, Pa., as plant and design engineer. He also worked at Transco Railway Products Inc. in Bucyrus, Ohio, and most recently as vice president of Global Technology for Freight Car America Corp. of Johnstown. He also held various positions in national railroad committees and had numerous patents relating to the railroad industry. Jim was of the Episcopal faith and leaves behind his parents; children, Jennifer Dawn Hart-Hanna, and husband, Patrick, Harrisville, Pa.; Angela Kaye Hart, also of Harrisville; and Thomas James Hart, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; and sisters, Janet L. Hart, Sandy Lake; and Barbara J. Cummings, and husband, Richard, Fairfax, Va. The children say of their father that “our dad was an honest, dependable and caring man; an exceptional father and excellent role model. He loved reading, gardening and could fix just about anything.” He worked in the engineering field for years and was very well liked by all his colleagues and co-workers. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone he met. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Martin and Lorraine Farrell and Harry and Bertha Hart, all of Sandy Lake. There will be no viewing hours or funeral but a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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