OAKLAND — GEORGE – Robert A., “Bob,” “Frankie,” 83, Oakland, died Sept. 4, 2010, at his residence. Born March 9, 1927, in Johnstown, son of Arthur L. and Helen (Varchol) George. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Alice (Potter); and brother, Donald J. Survived by daughters, Robin, married to Tim Lazor, Oakmont, and Brenda George, Pittsburgh; grandson, Benjamin George Lazor, also of Oakmont; sisters-in-law, Helen King; Marie, married to Don McLaughlin; Evelyn, married to Ken Bloom; and Sylvia Potter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Ramona Flook. A 1945 graduate of Johnstown High School. District 6 pole-vault champ, 1945. Indiana State Teachers College, 1953 business degree. College sports teams: Football, track and wrestling from 1949- 1953. Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member. Served in U.S. Army during Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. Retired from Bethlehem Steel general office, where he worked in the payroll department. Lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed many church activities, especially serving as a church usher, teaching Sunday school and coaching the boys’ basketball teams. Especially proud of the 1977 team winning the Shaughnessy Championship. Always physically active and enjoyed running, most notably finishing the 1979 Johnstown Marathon at age 52. He also enjoyed amateur boxing, horseshoes, bowling, golfing and walking. Later in life, he loved singing karaoke. He was affectionately nicknamed “Frankie” because of the many Sinatra songs he sang. Bob was a generous, caring person who volunteered in many organizations throughout his life, including Lutheran Men’s Club, local hospitals, Retired Men’s Chorus and Victim Services. Above all, Bob was a devoted son, husband, father and friend. He loved the family picnics in his yard. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Michael A. VanDyke. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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