JOHNSTOWN — ESCHRICH – Oscar F., 91, Johnstown, died Jan. 27, 2013, at his home. Born April 25, 1921, in Johnstown, son of the late Edmund and Martha (Groebel) Eschrich. He was the youngest and last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters, Louise, Margaret, Clara and Meta Nozsak, and daughter-in-law, Deborah Eschrich. Survived by wife, Eva Jean (Strayer) Eschrich whom he married Aug. 28, 1949; sons, William Eschrich, Salix; and Dennis Eschrich, and wife, Catherine, Summerhill; and grandchildren, Erin and Eric. Member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. He graduated from Johnstown High School. He worked in steelmaking before volunteering for military service, having served in the Air Force as a B-17 flight officer and bombardier near the end of World War II. Also a member of the U.S. Air Force Association. Oscar worked as a patternmaker for U.S. Steel and Johnstown Corp. He enjoyed traveling the United States. Oscar was an avid gardener, he loved vacationing with family and friends in Ocean City, N.J., and was a reader and history buff. He built his Richland home in the 1950s and enjoyed spending his time there with family and friends, especially on his beloved back porch. A special thank you to Windber Hospice, its staff and nurses, and a special thank you to in-home caregivers Alice, Carol and Elaine. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastor Custead, officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Military rites accorded at graveside by members of Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Windber Hospice.
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Walter H. Streilein
STREILEIN – Walter H., 89, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away May 17, 2013, at Friendship Village, Columbus, Ohio.
Hedy M. Shaffer
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George J. Batovich
BATOVICH – George J., 67, Nanty Glo, died May 18, 2013, at home.
Dolores J. Shook
SHOOK – Dolores J., 79, Northern Cambria, passed away May 18, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Mary Angela (Montello) Vivadelli
VIVADELLI – Mary Angela (Montello), 98, passed away May 16, 2013, at her residence in Green Ridge Village, Newville.
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Alma R. Hebner
HEBNER – Alma R., 76, Penn Run, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Matthew P. Adams
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Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
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Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
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