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John E. , 82, New Florence, passed away July 21, 2017, at home. Born June 1, 1935, in Johnstown, son of the late George and Anna (Schilling) Gehring. Also preceded in death by brothers, Theodore, Richard, James and Larry Gehring, and sisters, Marie Goveker, Dorothy Findley and Margaret Robel. Survived by wife of 58 years, Dot (Rummel) Gehring; daughter, Vicki Berkebile, and husband, Kevin, League City, Texas; grandsons, Ryan and Alex Berkebile; great-granddaughters, Ava and Camille; brother, Ronald "Peck" Gehring, New Florence; sisters, Florence Hale, Windber, and Barbara Herdman, Johnstown; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. John was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown Plant. A U.S. Army veteran and avid gardener. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St. Service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Pastor Bill Shaffer, officiating. Interment, Armagh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's name may be made to Faith Lutheran Church building fund, 6810 Route 22 Highway East, New Florence, Pa. 15944. Military rite by local veterans organization. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
Published on July 23, 2017
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