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Norbert James Pikovsky

Pikovsky – Norbert James, 84, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, went to be with the Lord, after a courageous battle with cancer, on September 16, 2019. Born on January 16, 1935 in Johnstown, son of Frank Martin and Helen Martha (Suehy) Pikovsky. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dorothy (Anthony) Tomechak, Eleanor (John) Karabach, Lillian (Bernard) Kralik, and Frank (Rosemary) Pikovsky, and a brothers-in-law, Fred Bierce, Michael Kovach, and Melvin Crissey. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ann (Kovach) Pikovsky; children, Norbert R. (Joyce), Conemaugh Township, JoAnn (Timothy) Trabold, Windber, and a step son, Bernard (Lee), VA Beach, VA; grandchildren, William and Matthew Trabold, both of Windber, step grandchildren, Jennifer (Adam) Grimm, Chicago, IL and Jessica, VA Beach, VA; sister, Janet Bierce, Poughkeepsie, NY; sisters-in-law, Barbara Crissey and Margaret Kovach both of Johnstown, and numerous nieces and nephews. Norbert was a graduate of the former Johnstown Catholic High School. He was a US Army Veteran. Norbert retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he was employed as a Millwright. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. Norbert was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed raising livestock as well as all gardening, especially growing and grinding his own horse radish. He also enjoyed building and will be remembered for his ability to fix anything. Norbert loved spending time with his family and Christmas Eve was his favorite time of the year. At Norbert’s request, there will be no public viewing. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Fr. Matthew A. Reese, Pastor. Committal will be at Stahl Mennonite Cemetery with military rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Norbert was always a kind and talented man and will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

Terry and Charlotte Crissey Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

A Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- All White was ordered on September 19, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

A Healing Tears - Blue and White was ordered on September 19, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

JoAnn & Family,

Ron & I would like to extend our sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Praying your memories will carry you through this time.

Ron & Karen Wilson Sep 18 2019 12:00 AM

A Beauitful in Blue was ordered on September 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 18 2019 12:00 AM

A "Comfort and Light" 30" Sonnet Chime was ordered on September 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on September 17, 2019

Our thoughts, prayers and love going your way during this difficult time. We are sorry we can't be there in person to give you a hug, but we are thinking of you. Love Janet, Kenny & Tracey, Sheila & Jim and Joel & Fran.

Expression of Sympathy Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

Glad I got to visit with my brother a few months ago. Hes my last sibling, so will really miss him and talking to him on the phone. He was a good big brother, but always a tease. You will be in my prayers forever.

Janet Bierce Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

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