Lobick, Joseph "Joe" M., 72, Hastings, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at UPMC-Altoona surrounded by his family. Born March 30, 1945 in Spangler; he was a son of the late Joseph S. and Margaret (Kommer) Lobick. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Patricia Lobick. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years Audrey A. (Shortencarrier) Lobick; his children, daughter Julie Thomas and her husband Eric, Carrolltown; son, Brian Lobick and his wife Alison, Ebensburg; daughter, Jennifer Pellas and her husband David. Verona, WI; his grandchildren, Brynn, Braden, Evan, Adisyn, Cohen, Abigail, Carson, David, and Jacob; his sister, Mary Fowler and her husband Robert, Fort Myers, FL; his cousin, whom he considered his brother, Robert Lobick and his wife Marilyn, New Jersey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe graduated from the first class at Bishop Carroll High School in 1963, He was a retired meat cutter, having been trained at the IGA in Nicktown and employed there, as well as Food Land in Nanty Glo, and then Shop n' Save in Northern Cambria, where he retired. Joe also worked as an Umpire for many years, he started that when he was 12 years old, umpiring Little league games, he also umpired for PIAA Girls softball for 9 years, as well as American Legion baseball, the highlights of his Umpiring career included being named the American Legion Umpire of the year in 1983, and being named to the Umpire crew for the 1990 American Legion All-Star game at Three Rivers Stadium, in Pittsburgh. After retiring from umpiring, Joe continued to evaluate fellow umpires for American Legion Association. Joe truly had a lifelong long love for baseball and umpiring. He was an avid Pirates, Penguins, Steelers and Penn State fan all his life, he loved going to his grandchildren's sporting events, spending time with his family, and enjoyed the outdoors, and taking care of his lawn and garden. Joe loved his family, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends will received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Easly-Hindman Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hastings. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Crawford Ave. Northern Cambria. Father Jude W. Brady O.S.B officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Hillman Cancer Center, Altoona, as well as the staff of T-14 at Altoona Hospital, and also to Home Nursing for their compassionate and loving care Arrangements in care of the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hastings "Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care."
Published on November 8, 2017