I when to a yard sale today and picked up old news papers. As I was going though them, I found this Johnstown Pa. Tribune and thought someone might be able to use these obituaries.
Obituaries from the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat on Thursday, December 30, 1971
Hall- Mrs. Agnes, 85, Solomon Homes, formerly of 331 Market St. died at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 29, 1971, at Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1886, in Scottdale, a daughter of Frank A. and Catherine (Morris) Hammers. Preceded in death by husband, William L.; brothers, Albert and George; and sisters, Mrs. Maude Mintzer and Miss Viola. Survived by sister, Grace, wife of John J. Griffith, with whom she resided, and a number of nieces and nephews. Member of First United Methodist Church. Friends will be received at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Max Houser, Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
Kalcher- Mrs. Mary, 92 Johnstown, died Dec. 27, 1971, in Cadillac, Mich. Born July 12, 1879, in Austria, daughter of John and Mary Havel. Preceded in death by husband, Victor; son, Anthony; and daughter, Mrs. Agnes McFeaters. Survived by these children: Victoria, wife of Richard Ketchum, and Francis, both of Cadillac; and Emily, wife of Dana Andrews, 242 Ohio St.; also 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at st. Patrick's Catholic Church. Msgr. Thomas Madden. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Wake service at 8p.m. Thursday.
Leach- Raymond L., 34, 200 State St., died Dec. 17, 1971, in Somerset County. Born Aug.3, 1937, in Johnstown, son of Leo P. and Dorothy (Uhl) Leach. Preceded in death by twin daughters, and brother, Thomas Gerald. Survived by parents, 164 Wertz Road; widow, former Sarah Hudson; and these children; George, Raymond, Paul, Phillip, Linda, Evelyn and Susan. Brother of Michael, Hinckley, Ohio; Mrs. Barbara Ann Billis, Cleveland, Ohio; Paul J., Philadelphia; Mrs. Bridget Strunk, Pottstown; and Mrs. Dorothy Hendricks, 164 Wertz Road. Member of St. Rochus Catholic Church. Employed by Bergman's Tire & Motor Sales, Inc. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Geisel Funeral Home, where wake service will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rochus Catholic Church, the Rev. Stephen F. Slavik. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Please omit flowers an donate to St. Rochus' building fund.
McGown- Joseph B, Sr., 78 198 Terlyn Drive, Johnstown, formerly of Cresson, died Dec. 29, 1971, at home. Born Aug. 13, 1893, in Osceola Mills, son of late Francis and Margaret Ann (Dugan) McGowan. Married to former Ellen Georgia Gettings, June 5, 1917, in Frugality, Pa. Preceded in death by parents and wife. Survived by these children: Joseph B. Jr., Ephrata, Pa., Thomas F., Blandburg; Mrs. Georgia Mae Illig, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Robert M., Johnstown; also 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Ellen "Nellie" Gibson, Cresson; Mrs. Edith Joyce, Hammond, Ind.; and John, Lancaster, Calif. Retired in 1959 as engineer from former Pennsylvania Railroad. Member of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Moose Lodge 188, Cresson; and St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Geistown. Former member of St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Cresson. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Casher-Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. Liturgy of Christion Burial at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Cresson. Interment, church cemetery. Liturgy of the Dead at 4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home, the Rev. Albert Bechtold. arrangements by G.J. Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.
Recktenwald - Mrs. Hortanse (Vourron), Ardmore, Pa., formerly of 824 Bucknell Ave., died Dec. 28, 1971, at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Vourron. Preceded in death by husband, Cornelius, who died Sept. 8, 1968, and sister, Bertha Doyle, Mother of Hortanse, wife of David Blackford, Follansbee, W. Va., Paul F., St. Louis, Mo., Neal, New Jersey; and Lucille, wife of Haroold Leckey, Baltimore, Md., Rosaire, wife of Anthony J. Acita, Greensburg; also 24 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Hester Boyd, Ardmore, Pa., Mrs. Anne Mock, Philadelphia; and Mrs. Marie News, Pittsburgh. Former member of Johnstown Chapter 881, Women of the Moose. Member of Women of the Moose and Knights of Columbus, Ardmore. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stephen J. Conway Funeral Home, where wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
Rose- Mrs Mary, 68, Osterburg R.D. 1, died the night of Dec. 27, 1971, in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. Survived by husband, Walter; two daughters and a son. Friends being received at the Louis V. Geisel Funeral Chapel, Bedford, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Melvin F. Walper. Burial; Union Memorial Cemetery, Everett R.D.
Switz- Nicholas, 75, Coopersdaloe Homes, died Dec. 29, 1971, at Lee Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1895, in Europe, son of late Frank and Franni (Halcin) Switz. Preceded in death by wife, former Anna Stropko. Survived by nine nieces and nephews.Retired employe of former National Radiator Co. Charter member of Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Member of First Russian - American Federation. Member of Father and Sons Club, Retired Men's Club and GBU. Friends received after 7 p.m. Thursday at Edward Moskal Funeral Home, J Street at Barron Avenue, where Panachida will be held at 8 p.m. Friday. Brief service at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Very Rev. Msgr. John Yurcisin. Burial, Cathedral Cemetery.