JOHNSTOWN — BAMBINO – Richard B. “Pappy” “Dick,” 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, March 21, 2013. Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Johnstown, son of Dominick and Helen (Goisovich) Bambino. Preceded in death by parents; sweet, loving wife, Dorothy Ann (Furnari) Bambino; brother, Thomas; and sister, Marilyn (Grunza). Survived by brothers, Donald and Robert F. Bambino; and sons, Dennis, married to Peggy (Birchard) Bambino; Robert V., married to Cindi (Yates) Bambino; Brian, married to Kim (Polca) Bambino; and Richard B. Jr., married to Dana (Hershberger) Bambino. He also had 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He served in the Air Force Military Police post World War II occupation in Germany. He worked for Bethlehem Steel, car shop division, where he achieved a Class A Millwright. He could fix anything and had an amazing mechanical mind. “Pappy” loved to hunt. When hunting season came, all other chores were put on hold until hunting season was over. He especially loved his hunting camp and the time spent there with his boys. “Pappy” taught hunter safety courses for many years to youngsters at St. Clair Trap & Field Club. Baseball was another passion. He coached numerous teams throughout the Johnstown region. The highlight of his career came in 1974 when he coached Swank’s Hardware to the city title with a 20-5 record. The team then represented Johnstown in the AAABA tournament posting a one and two record. Many, many folks in this area remember Dick for his deep, beautifully rich bass singing voice. When he sang “Ava Maria” at wedding ceremonies even the priests cried. He loved barbershop a cappella-style singing and sang in multiple barbershop quartets. Dick was a member of SPEBQSA singing society for many years, hosting shows at Cochran auditorium and Vo-Tech auditorium to name a few. He was a man of deep, abiding faith who often pondered the mysteries of our God. He taught his family through word and deed how to love and serve and honor the Lord. He attended St. Therese Catholic Church every Sunday. Richard read his Bible so many times, the cover literally broke and fell off. Richard was a powerful presence in so many ways. He will be sadly missed, but always loved and remembered by many family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave. A private funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Phillip E. Fetterman Sr.
FETTERMAN – Phillip E. Sr., 68, Jerome, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Bernice (Prelich) Moore
MOORE – Bernice (Prelich), Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Anna (Risko) Kotelnicki
KOTELNICKI – Anna (Risko), 91, Nanty Glo, died April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David E. Price
PRICE – David E., 72, Hampton Drive, Alum Bank, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Janet L. (Rippin) Roberts
ROBERTS – Janet L. (Rippin), 81, Johnstown, died April 19, 2014, at home.
Jay Wesley Keith
KEITH – Jay Wesley Sr., 73, Johnstown, passed away April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Marie A Munaretto
MUNARETTO – Marie A., 86, Emeigh, passed away, April 19, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
Robert A. Pytash
PYTASH – Robert A. “Rob,” 70, Vintondale, passed away April 18, 2014, James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Hospice Care Unit.
Margaret Teresa Bodziak Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Margaret Teresa Bodziak, 81, Carrolltown, died April 19, 2014, just five days after her beloved husband, Philip.
Clyde Earl Horner
HORNER– Clyde Earl, 94, Tionesta, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Clarview Nursing and Rehab, Sligo.
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Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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