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George G. Pearson Jr., 85, Johnstown, died May 7, 2012.
Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Ridgway, son of George G. Pearson Sr. and Zepha (Eisenhuth) Pearson, he resided in Ridgway until 1959.
He married Pearl A. (Yonker) at St. Benedictâ€™s Church in Daguscahonda on May 24, 1948 as death ended a marriage union of almost 64 years.
George was employed by Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway from 1949 to 1953. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army from 1944 to 1946. He was a full-time federal employee for the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1953 until the time of his retirement in 1983, serving as a first sergeant with HQ876th Engineers in Johnstown for 15 years. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion, 876th Engineer Retirees and a volunteer for Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and sisters Delores Pearson, Helen Kamprath and Violet Glaus.
He is survived by his wife, and children George (Craig), married to Susan Lutz, Kent, Wash.; Kim E., married to Tammy Oâ€™Hara, Chambersburg; and Krista M., married to R. Paul Miller, Johnstown.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Eric (Kristina), Brian (Jenni) and Kevin Pearson; Tammy Smith (Brodie); Michelle (Joe) Casey; Rebecca (Matt) Burgdorff; and Tim (Jennifer), Dan (Danielle) and Todd (Kimmie) Miller; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., the Rev. Brian Armen, officiating.Â Committal, Forest Lawn Cemetery with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., â€śExclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.â€ť Condolences may be sent at www.hindmanfuneralhomes.com.