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William L. Baughman

Baughman - William L., 85, East Taylor Twp., passed away on Dec. 9, 2020. Born on March 4, 1935 in Portage, PA, son of Henry and Gladys (Lingenfelter) Baughman. Preceded in death by parents, parents-in-law, Genevieve and Walter Gemza, siblings, Gloria Odenthal, Kathryn Stanchek, Daniel and Robert. William was the last surviving member of immediate family. He is survived by his loving wife, of 63 years, Barbara (Gemza) Baughman; children Richard “Rick” and Denise (John) Headlund; grandchildren, Danielle Baughman and Matthew Baughman; sister-in-law, Margaret Baughman, and several nieces and nephews. He retired from Thiele, Inc.  as a welder/leader. U.S. Air Force Veteran having served 2 hardship tours of duty, one in the Korean War and one in Saudi Arabia. Member of the Korean Veterans Association, Vinco Senior Center, Thursday Senior Bowling League and the Church of The Transfiguration. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing poker, working fish fries at church, gardening and vacationing with Barbara. They traveled together throughout all of the 50 States including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Nova Scotia, the Panama Canal, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Haiti and numerous train trips and cruises. Bill’s family would like to thank Arbutus Park Manor health workers and Family Hospice workers, Amanda, Patty and Pastor John for their most loving care. At Bill’s request, there will be no public viewing. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Church of The Transfiguration, Fr. Robert C. Hall, Pastor. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum with Military Rites by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Arbutus Manor, Crossroads Unit, 207 Ottawa Street, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of William L. Baughman. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St., Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Barb and Family, So sorry for your loss. Bill was truly a "gentle" man, and it was great to get to know him at the Thursday Senior Bowling League. May you have comfort with the many fond memories you have of Bill.
Sincerely, George and Elaine

George & Elaine Mostoller Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Barb, Rick and Denise,
We are very sad to learn of Bills passing. On behalf of Dave, Irene and myself, we offer our deepest condolences. Bill was a fine, gentle, gentleman. Always with a smile, a pleasure to be with.
God has welcomed him to heaven. There, he will enjoy eternal life and look down to you with love.
Love all of you
Wally Petrowski

Wally Petrowski Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Rick and Baughman family. You all have my deepest sympathies. God bless.

Bob Lynch Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

What an amazing guy! Bill was a quiet, gentle, caring man. My deceased husband and I traveled many times with Bill and his lovely, devoted wife. What a delight to be able to share travels with them. Bill was a proud American and thankful that he was able to serve his country. Bill shared a few stories of his life in the military with both my deceased husband and myself. No bragging...just brief stories. Bill, truly, loved his entire family! Memories of him will never be forgotten. RIP, Bill, in God's loving arms for your first Christmas in Heaven..and all of eternity.

Eileen Stahl Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs Baughman, Rick and Denise. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Cindy Berzinsky Yetsko Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM