The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

March 2, 2014

James Berwyn Mishler

JOHNSTOWN — MISHLER– James Berwyn “Jim,” 93, Johnstown, died Feb. 28, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.  Born Jan. 22, 1921, in Johnstown, son of the late Harry B. Sr. and Ethel Zoy (Willet) Mishler.  Preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Emma Jane Given, Dorothy Blanset, Harry B. Jr. “Barney,” Harold “Hud,” William Ralph “Rex” and Lillian Gindlesperger.  Survived by wife of 52 years, Gloria Ann (Latting) Mishler, Johnstown, whom he married  Nov. 4, 1961; sons, David James Mishler, Kenmare, N.D., and Barry Walter Mishler, married to Sara (Edkin) Mishler, Johnstown; and grandchildren, Morgan Alexander Mishler and Logan Andrew Mishler.  Also survived by sister, Ruth Parkinson. Jim owned a janitorial business in California. Was a U.S. Army veteran, having served for the entire time during World War II. First and foremost, he was a minister and one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Benscreek Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was an elder for 52-plus years.  Jim loved to tinker and was a “fixer-upper.”  At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing.  Friends are invited to a memorial service  at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  at the Benscreek Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ferndale Avenue. Arrangements in care of the Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, “exclusive provider of veterans and family memorial care.”  Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.

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