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.
CUSTER – Iona, 69, Seward, went to be with the Lord April 19, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Phillip E. Fetterman Sr.
FETTERMAN – Phillip E. Sr., 68, Jerome, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Bernice (Prelich) Moore
MOORE – Bernice (Prelich), Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Anna (Risko) Kotelnicki
KOTELNICKI – Anna (Risko), 91, Nanty Glo, died April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David E. Price
PRICE – David E., 72, Hampton Drive, Alum Bank, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Janet L. (Rippin) Roberts
ROBERTS – Janet L. (Rippin), 81, Johnstown, died April 19, 2014, at home.
Jay Wesley Keith
KEITH – Jay Wesley Sr., 73, Johnstown, passed away April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Marie A Munaretto
MUNARETTO – Marie A., 86, Emeigh, passed away, April 19, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
Robert A. Pytash
PYTASH – Robert A. “Rob,” 70, Vintondale, passed away April 18, 2014, James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Hospice Care Unit.
Margaret Teresa Bodziak Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Margaret Teresa Bodziak, 81, Carrolltown, died April 19, 2014, just five days after her beloved husband, Philip.
Clyde Earl Horner
HORNER– Clyde Earl, 94, Tionesta, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Clarview Nursing and Rehab, Sligo.
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Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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