The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 8, 2013

Robert J. Albright

INDIANA, PA. — ALBRIGHT – Robert J., 90, Indiana, Pa., formally of Patton, passed away peacefully July 7, 2013. Born March 19, 1923, in Brownsville, Pa., son of the late Walter and Catherine (Ropp) Albright. Preceded in death by parents; in-laws, Leo and Mary Thomas; brother, Mark; sister, Leocadia Overberger; and grandson, Dillon Albright. Survived by wife, Bernice (Thomas) Albright, whom he married Oct. 29, 1947, in St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Pa. Also survived by children, Cathy Taylor, and husband, Barry, Pittsburgh; Robert Albright Jr., and Kathy Gray, Blairsville; Thomas Albright, Arizona; Richard Albright, Pittsburgh; and Brian Albright and Rhonda Reiger, Homer City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Bob was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army with the paratroopers of the famed 82nd Airborne Division in the ETO in Germany and Belgium. As a staff sergeant, he participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy France. Well-known throughout the Cambria County area, Bob was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hastings VFW, Carrolltown American Legion and Carrolltown Fire Club. Life member and past president of Patton Fire Company. Bob retired from North Cambria Fuel in 1988. Bob was a lifetime member of Patton Camp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a cold beer, playing cinch, sharing his homemade sauerkraut and making friends laugh with his elaborate stories. But most importantly, Bob was dedicated to his family and friends. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Boniface Room of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Do not send flowers. Military honors will follow with Patton American Legion and VFW. The family is grateful to AseraCare Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to them at 1255 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. Online condolences may be made at mccabefunaerlhomes.com.

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