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John J. Legath

November 10, 1934 ~ October 31, 2018 (age 83)

LEGATH - John J., 83; Johnstown, PA; passed away October 31, 2018 surrounded by his wife LaVerne (Custer) Legath, Windber, PA; son, Bryan Legath of Monterey, CA; and daughter Kathryn Legath of Philadelphia.  Born November 10, 1934 in Johnstown, son of the late Paul and Mildred (Timchak) Legath.  Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Elsie, Margaret, Millie, Laura Jean, Rosemary and brother, Vincent.  Along with is wife LaVerne and their children, he is also survived by brother Francis Legath and wife Audrey of Johnstown; numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends and acquaintances.  John was a graduate of Greater Johnstown High School Class of 1952 and was drafted into military service with U.S. Army in 1958 where he was assigned to Fort Rucker, AL with the Army Helicopter Aviation HQ as a specialist, and was honorably discharged in 1963. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He was an outstanding baseball player and played in many city leagues and tournaments, he was even drafted and received a professional baseball contract and played for the Washington Senators minor league affiliate.  Retired Vice President Director of Marketing for the former USBANCORP Inc., (now Ameriserve Financial) where he pioneered many of the current banking conveniences and practices used today for their customers, including the area’s first ATM Machine. He also procured federal funding to help small business with loans and supported the growth of many businesses in the area.  He was a longtime member of Sunnehanna Country Club where he recorded three hole-in-one’s. John was a lifetime Roman Catholic and is the founder of  which is exclusively for special intention masses anywhere in the U.S.A. A member and Parish Council member of Our Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church, where Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11:45 a.m. the Very Rev. Mark Begly, VF  Committal will be held at Grandview Cemetery.  Friends received Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.  Condolences may be sent at


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