The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 6, 2006

Obituaries 05/07/2006


ARMSTRONG - Joanne P., 69, formerly of Grove Avenue, Johnstown, died May 4, 2006. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Grove Avenue, the Rev. William Lavelle. Family requests friends and relatives go directly to the church for the service. Private inurnment at Richland Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

BAER - Gordon R. Jr.

BAER - Gordon R. Jr., 80, of Easton, Md., died at his home on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Born in Johnstown, Pa., on July 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Gordon R. and Anna Brown Baer. After his graduation from high school, he attended Lehigh University, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he served during WWII. Following his release from active duty, he returned to Lehigh to receive his degree. He then began a career as a manufacturer's representative in the refractory industry. In 1992, he and his wife, Elisabeth, moved from Fort Washington, Pa., to Easton. Mr. Baer was a member of the All Faith Chapel in Tunis Mills. He was also a member of the Catboat Association; the Ocean City, N.J. Yacht Club, where he was the past Commodore; and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, the Rev. R. Reed Baer, and his wife, Christine, of East Sandwich, Mass.; G. Brown Baer, and his wife, Judy, of Ambler, Pa.; and Ellen (Baer) Lukens, and her husband, Peter, of Perkiomenville, Pa.; three stepchildren, John W. Nancarrow, and his wife, Christie, of Ellicott City, Md.; Heather N. Sutor, and her husband, Fritz, of Fort Washington, Pa.; and Melissa N. Blanch, and her husband, David, of Andover, Mass.; and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Baer was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia K. Baer. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 12, 2006, at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Pa. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Md. 21601 or to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 636, St. Michaels, Md. 21663. Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton, Md.. (

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