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85, Windber, passed away February 20, 2018. Born June 6, 1932 in Johnstown. Son of the late Edward and Wilma (Stork) Moschgat. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife of 63 years, Mildred Ann (Warshal); brother, Edward; and sister, Lila Vogel. Survived by sister, Ellfra Miller (Marlin), VA; son, James Moschgat (Becky), CO; son, Larry Moschgat (Laurie), Windber; daughter, Jaemie Moschgat, OK; granddaughter, Kymberli Williams (Austin), WY; grandson, Matthew Moschgat (Lydia), CO; granddaughter, Kristen Blackburn (Daniel), Windber; granddaughter, Amanda Ferrante (Patrick); grandson, Cole Waters, OK; and great grandchildren, Braden, Colton, and Mason Blackburn, and Campton, Emory Jo, and Tobyn Moschgat, and Gabriela Farrante. James worked for Bethlehem Steel and Johnstown America until his retirement in 1994. Member of the VFW and American Legion. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during the Korean War and was part of Burtonwood Bullets baseball team in England. He won European M.V.P. as a pitcher for the team. After, he signed a contract with the Washington Senators baseball team. He was released due to injury his first season. He also played for the Johnstown Johnnys, where he was called the Johnstown Rocket. James was an avid hunter and fisherman and truly loved being outside doing yardwork and tinkering around the house. A memorial service will be held in the spring, when both Jim and Mildreds ashes will be interred together. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care, Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com
Published on February 21, 2018
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