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John A. Freidenbloom Jr.

May 10, 1942 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 79)

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John A. Freidenbloom Jr.

May 10, 1942     April 24, 2022

     John A. Freidenbloom Jr., 79, of West Loop, rural Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side, following a brief illness,Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.

     He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late John A. Sr. and Gretna M. (Stiffler) Freidenbloom.

      Surviving are a daughter, Beth E. Smith (Dwayne) of East Freedom; three grandchildren: Brooke J. Hoover (Justin) of Martinsburg, Brittany E. Smith of East Freedom and Micaela J. Smith of Duncansville; seven great-grandchildren: Jaxon, Jase, Brooks, Diviney, Briley, Blake and Levi; two sisters: Verna "Cathy" Hillery of Houston, TX and Leona J. Jones of Ventura, CA; a brother, Dale F. Freidenbloom of rural Hollidaysburg; and three nieces: Gretna Jones, Casey Jones Bailey and Jamie Kennedy Williams. 

     He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruthanna M. Doerstler; and a nephew, Dale Curtis.

     John was a 1960 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and attended West Loop Missionary Church.  He retired as a railcar mechanic in 2007 from Berwind White/Millennium Rail Inc., Hollidaysburg with over 40 years of service.

     He loved railroading history, old trains and going to auctions.

     Friends will be received from 4-6pm, Thursday, April 28, 2022 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg where a funeral service will follow at 6pm, Pastor David Foor officiating.  Private interment will be held at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona.

     In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society, P.O. Box 231, Robertsdale, PA 16674 or West Loop Missionary Church, 2221 West Loop Rd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

     

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Viewing
Thursday
April 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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111 E. Allegheny St.
Martinsburg, PA 16662

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

6:00 PM
John K. Bolger Funeral Home, Inc. Martinsburg
111 E. Allegheny St.
Martinsburg, PA 16662

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