The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 13, 2012

William C. Gehrke

JOHNSTOWN — GEHRKE – William C., 91, Johnstown, passed away Oct. 11, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1921, in Marianna, Pa., son of Julius W. and Pauline (Gratis) Gehrke. Preceded in death by parents; his loving wife, Anna (Resick); and sister, Elizabeth Varcadipane. Survived by loving daughters, Carol, married to Ken Studt, Great Mills, Md., and Sharon, married to Frank Chovanec, Lancaster; and loving niece, Virginia Varcadipane. U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Burma-China-India Campaign. Retired truck driver and salesman for Armour & Co. Enjoyed pinochle, bowling, dominos and all kinds of music, especially classical. William’s family would like to thank Dr. Ellenberger, the staff of Rose 7 and Allegheny Lutheran Home for his excellent care. At William’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. Private interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family is being served by Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown. Please visit for online condolences.

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