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97, of East Conemaugh Borough, died September 18, 2017, at home. Born May 11, 1920, in Johnstown the son of Andrew and Ida (Ross) Fiscus. Preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Martha (Dukery) Fiscus; son, Michael; sisters: Anna, Myrtle, Mary and brother, William. James is the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Gertrude (Puhala) Fiscus; daughters: Barbara, wife of Frank Kusher; and Marcia Holt; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. James was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Germany with the Battery "B: 572nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion from 1943-1945. He told many interesting stories about his experiences, some serious and dangerous and some humorous. He was given 3 vacations after the war was over and was promoted to Staff Sergeant when he retired. He was a member of the VFW Menoher Post 155. James worked as a member of the United Steel Workers of America for Bethlehem Steel as a dozer-man at Parkhill for many years before retiring at age 65. He was a member of the ABC bowling congress for 40+ years. He was a very avid bowler in many Johnstown bowling leagues receiving a 300 Ruby Ring. He won the overall competition in the 1991 and 1994 events of the Pennsylvania State Senior Bowling Tournaments. He enjoyed bowling and loved teaching anyone who wanted to learn how to be a good bowler. He was a member of The Church of the Transfiguration where funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Fr. Robert Hall officiating. At the request of James, there will be no viewing however, all are welcome to attend his funeral Mass. Committal will take place at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of the Transfiguration or to a favorite charity of your choice, in memory of James. James will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The family is being served by the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad St. Online condolences may be offered to the family www.fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on September 19, 2017
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