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Alvin E. "Al" Just

October 31, 1950 — April 20, 2023

Johnstown, Pennsylvania


JUST- Alvin E. “Al,” 72, of Johnstown died April 20, 2023, at Arbutus Manor. Born October 31, 1950, in Johnstown. Son of the late Donald E. and Marie B. (Lookingbill) Just. Also preceded in death by son Sean “AJ” E. Just. Survived by beloved daughters Ashley E. (John) Bennett, Dawn M. (Shawn) Preis and Ericka Just; grandchildren Jacob, Jonas, Ava, Niya, Lena and Elliott. Also survived by special friends, Linda Just and Ricky Fetzer. Al was known as “Pappy Painter” to Niya, Lena and Elliott and was a certified Bob Ross instructor in his painting career. Al was owner of Sports Center Advertising, an ad agency he owned for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, art and eating a good pizza. Al was a 33rd  Degree Mason holding many offices during his tenure and receiving numerous honorary membership awards from the fraternity. He was a member of Greater Johnstown Lodge #538, F & AM and Cambria Lodge # 278, F & AM, York Rite Bodies and Scottish Rite, Valley of Altoona and Jaffa Shriners. Al believed the Masonic Order made him a better person. Friends received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Steven Vickroy officiating. Private interment, Richland Cemetery. Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be posted at

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