The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

August 19, 2011

Herbert Pfuhl Jr.

JOHNSTOWN — PFUHL – Herbert Jr., 83, Johnstown, died Aug. 18, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 25, 1928, in Johnstown, son of the late Herbert L. and Anna F. (Schweitzer) Pfuhl. Also preceded in death by brother, Paul Pfuhl. Survived by wife of 64 years, Phyllis I. (Meyer); children, Barbara, wife of James J. Regula, Johnstown; Debra, wife of J. Mark Schoming, Greensburg; Herbert III, married to the former Glenda (Warfel), Mechanicsburg; Paula, wife of Michael Urban, Johnstown; and Dawna, and companion, William Merritt, Essex, Vt.; grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Ryan, Lori, Jessica, Megan, Herb, Errick, Kaitlin, Allison and Ashley; and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Michael, Olivia, Taylor and Emerson. Brother of Eleanor Shumaker, Ormond Beach, Fla.; also sister-in-law, Mary Pfuhl. Also survived by five nieces. A 1946 graduate of Johnstown High School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. A World War II Navy veteran and 1st Lt., 103 Tank Battalion, Pennsylvania National Guard. Former mayor of Johnstown for 20 years and former teacher and coach in the Ferndale-Dale School District. Former president of Pennsylvania League of Cities. Member and elder of Bethany Presbyterian Church; BPOE; American Legion, Post 849; and Cambria County Republican Committee. He was an outstanding high school, college and Navy swimmer, who also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Herb was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and loyal friends who will be sadly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, Pastor Denise A. Todero, CLP, officiating. Entombment, Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum, with military rites by Conemaugh Valley Marine Detachment League. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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