The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 10, 2013

Carl J. Gladys

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — GLADYS – Carl J. “Pap Pap,” 74, Upper Yoder Township, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 26, 1939, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Stella (Grata) Gladys. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife of 45 years, Glenda (Salat) Gladys; children, Carl M., married to the former Stephanie Gearhart, Johnstown; and Deanna, wife of Thomas Hill, Virginia; grandchildren, Tyler Gladys, Daycia Gladys and Shyla Hill; brothers, William, Texas; and Robert, Mount Pleasant; and sister, Barbara Ryan, Colorado. Carl was a member of Resurrection Parish. He was an avid outdoorsman who passed his love of nature through YMCA Indian Guides, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts at various troops. A 1957 graduate of Johnstown High School and a graduate of the Electronic Institute of Pittsburgh. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked as a motor inspector and electrician and was the owner and sole operator of Carl Gladys Electrical. Carl loved spending time with his family camping, fishing, boating and hiking, and shared his knowledge and values with everyone’s life he touched. He was a selfless man who lived his life through faith and love. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish, Father Alan Thomas, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to American Cancer Society, 350 Budfield St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or to a charity of your choice in memory of Carl. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.

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