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John G. Michura
MICHURA---John G., 73, East Taylor, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2021, at home. Born March 28, 1948, in Johnstown, son of John W. and Pauline A. (Urbas) Michura. Preceded in death by parents, sister, Sharon E. Jones and step-grandson, Jacob Whiteford. Survived by wife, Emma “Dolly” (O’Brien), to whom he was married for 13 years; daughters, Heather (Ross) Miller, Harrisburg; and Tamara (Garrick) Kruis, Altoona; grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, Alana, Alexander, Garrick Jr. (Raelyn), Abby and Atraya; step-children, Ronald (Diane) Whiteford, Westover; Bernice (Tony) Whetstone, Irvona; Bernard (Jenele) Whiteford, Hastings; James (Kathy) Whiteford, Nicktown; step-grandchildren, Kyler (Katherine), Mark, Josh, Stephanie, Gavin, Bernie, Caleb, James and Thomas. Brother of Richard Michura, Virginia. Graduate of East Conemaugh High School and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era, where he achieved the rank of sergeant. Retired from Bethlehem Steel Coal mines. Had also worked at Lockheed Martin. Member of Church of the Transfiguration and Blair County Antique Auto Club. John enjoyed his 1954 Ford, his collection of animated figurines, camping, trains and his beloved dog, Freckles. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday September 19, 2021 at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St. Conemaugh. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Church of the Transfiguration with Fr. Robert C. Hall. Committal, Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military graveside rites by Menoher Post #155 ritual team. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Johnstown Salvation Army or Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Penn Hospice in memory of John G. Michura. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU, EMMA AND THE FAMILY. REMEMBER SITTING ACROSS FROM THE 2 OF YOU AT "SACRED HEART" DINNERS. JEAN THORNTON AND FAMILY
JEAN A. THORNTON Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM
We, the Sheehan family, have really good memories of Johnny. But my most wonderful memory is this: Johnny looked after our aging mother in many ways. He was a great neighbor to her. And one day I came upon him as he was shoveling the snow from her very long sidewalk. I asked him why he was shoveling a path twice as wide as the sidewalk and he responded, "this is in case your mom would need the ambulance gurney to come up here". And at that moment, I realized he truly cared very deeply for my mom. He looked after her whenever family could not be home to care for her. We will never forget his kindness. Our sympathy to his family and especially to Dolly.
Monica HILDEBRAND Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM
john was a wonderful person kind to everyone and will be sadly missed our love to dolly and the michura family love joni and bob weaver
robert weaver Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM