The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 27, 2014

Thomas E. Kough Sr.

CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — KOUGH – Thomas E. Sr., 83, Glessner Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died March 26, 2014, at home. Born June 29, 1939, in Nanty Glo, son of Harry B. and Sophie (Reffner) Kough. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 42 years, the former Alice Piatiak, who died June 20, 2003; infant twin sons; brother, Harry; and granddaughter, Crystal Emeigh, who died March 20, 2004. Survived by children, Thomas E. Jr., at home; Tina L., married to Robert Emeigh, Johnstown; and Alice J. Boyer, Somerset; grandchildren, Sheila, Richie, Bobby and Michael; several great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Member of Davidsville Community Church and the former Ideal Fire Company and Fire Police. Past employee of the former Acme Bakery, Memorial Medical Center and the Yellow Cab of Greater Johnstown. Tom was an avid bowler. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoffman Funeral Home &  Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, the Rev. Brad Griesheimer, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. To express condolences, light a candle or order flowers, visit

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