JOHNSTOWN — BOUCH – George Donley, 91, Benshoff Hill, died July 13, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Mooresville, N.C. Born May 9, 1922, in Johnstown, to the former Catherine Frichauf and George Buffington Bouch. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Rose McKillop, formerly of Wellington, New Zealand; and children, Mary Katherine, wife of John Simmons, Johnstown; Debra, wife of James Mihalacki, Johnstown; George B. Bouch, Evansville, Ind., married to the former Kimberly Stewart; Terri, wife of John Campbell, residing in Mooresville, N.C.; and Lynnette, married to Eddie Corona, Johnstown. He had 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include sisters, Charlotte Bouch and Judith Loder, both in Bridgeton, N.J.; Ethel Mae Bowers, Holdenville, Okla.; and brother, Daniel Bouch, Ellenton, Fla. Family members who preceded him in death are his parents; and stepfather, William D. Bouch; as well as his brother, Charles; and sisters, Helen Hildebrand and Katherine Killeen. George grew up farming on Benshoff Hill before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps and serving in the South Pacific during World War II. His division saw a lot of action and was involved in the fights for Guadalcanal and Tarawa, as well as others. In 1942, the first division was sent to Wellington New Zealand, where he met Rose McKillop, the love of his life, whom he married in September of 1943. After the war, the couple settled on Benshoff Hill. He was employed by General Mills in Johnstown, before returning to active duty for 13 months during the Korean War. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel for 36 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Brownstown and Conemaugh American Legion. He was an avid reader and was especially interested in history and knowledgeable of the U.S. Civil War, as well as World War II. He loved gardening and traveling the world with Rose. He especially loved his home and spending time with his wife and children, as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation, however family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv. Committal, Benshoff Hill Cemetery, with military honors by Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287 Marine Corps League. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Michael Catholic Church, 180 Gilbert St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906, or your local hospice program in memory of George. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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