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William J. McCombie

McCombie - William J., 65, Johnstown, passed on October 5, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 6, 1955 in Johnstown. Son of the late Walter L & Nancy (Stevens) McCombie. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers-in-law, David Colbert, David Rohme, and Mark Peretin. Survived by his loving wife, Pam (Hillegass); sons, Tom (Nichole) and John (Jamie); granddaughter, Gianna; step-grandchildren, Joe, Claire, and Shjon; sisters, Regina Colbert, Pauline (Roy) Emerick, Tammy Rohme, and Carol Peretin; brother, W. Ray (Suzette) McCombie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill worked for the family business, McCombie Masonry, side by side with his father and brother. After his time there, he followed his passion for the outdoors and wildlife and worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as Food and Cover Supervisor, Farm Game Manager, and Deputy Game Warden for 21 years. He took pride in teaching Hunter Education to many of the hunters in the area, since 1997. Bill was a Life Member of Daisytown Sportsman Club, National Rifle Assoc., PA Trappers Assoc., Amateur Trap Shooters Assoc., Keystone Elk County Alliance, and National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a former Fire Chief of Solomon Run Vol. Fire Company, PA State Fire Instructor, member of Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association, and a member of Riverside Vol. Fire Department. Bill was also an avid trap shooter, having shot many state shoots, the most memorable being the Alaska State Shoot. Family and friends will be received form 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon on Friday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Pastor Jack Lucas, officiating. Private inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be directed to Windber Hospice or Riverside Vol. Fire Department in memory of Bill. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joey and Linda Del Signore Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Sending Prayers and hugs,
Doug & Beth Dunkerley

Doug & Beth Dunkerley Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

You have my deepest condolences.

Jack Lucas Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Dear McCombie Family,
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My husband , Larry, and I enjoyed a long friendship with Bill and all of the McCombie family. I am sure you have wonderful memories of Bill to help sustain you now. Sincere sympathy for
your loss.
Pat Hilbrecht

Pat Hilbrecht Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

McCombie Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our condolences. Prayers and sympathy.

Don and Natalene Ferrari Schultz

Don and Natalene Ferrari Schultz Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of Bill's passing. Have so many memories of our times together at Bethany UM Church. Deepest condolences to the McCombie family.

Jim Parker Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Tammy, Deepest of sympathies on the passing of your brother. Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Kimmi Diehl Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

To Pam and the McCombie family we send our sympathy in the passing of Bill. He was a fellow deputy and I had numerous occasions to know Bill at the region office of the PGC. He was well liked

Garry Rader Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are for his family. Bill, many of his family, and I served for many years as volunteer firefighters and EMT's at Solomon Run VFC, Station 3. I have always had great respect for Bill. He was a brother firefighter and a friend, and I will remember him always.

Dave Rodgers Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM