The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 7, 2013

Bernice Margaret Rummel

JOHNSTOWN — RUMMEL – Bernice Margaret, “Grammy Rummy,” 88, Johnstown, was welcomed into the Lord’s arms Jan. 6, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.  She was born Feb. 13, 1924, to the late Edward and Sophia (Brink) Schlosser, Johnstown. Bernice, a woman of strong faith in the Catholic church and the most loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt, is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert C. Rummel; granddaughter, Brooke Bethany Biesinger; brother, Edward Schlosser; sisters, Dorothy Yeager and Virginia Lochrie; sister-in-law, Jeanne Hepner; and adored terrier, Peppy. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen, married to James Biesinger; son, Robert, married to the former Sharon Swope; and beloved grandchildren, Courtney, married to Rick Jordan; Lynleigh, married to Russ Learn; Marisa, married to Eric Dibble; Meghan, married to Adam Neff (Fairfax, Va.); and Bethany. She also leaves behind nine precious great-grandchildren, Kaley, Rianna and Emma Learn; Jeb, Dane and Jenna Jordan; Madelyn and Isaac Dibble; and Carter Neff. Bernice was a former employee of the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C., as a secretary to the late Cmdr. Hammond. Her life was characterized by her endless dedication to her faith and family and her passion for coffee and chocolate. Private family visitation, however friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Moxham, Father Matthew Reese, pastor. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Maharajh and the members of Memorial Medical Center and the Presbyterian Home who aided in Bernice’s care. Those who wish may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9929, in Bernice’s memory. “FLY HIGH GRAMMY RUMMY, FLY HIGH!” Family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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