Nemcheck - Donald M., 86, passed away peacefully February 15, 2021, at Windber Hospice. Born November 18, 1934, in Johnstown the son of the late Daniel Nemcheck and Anna (Molchany) Nemcheck-Lewis and her husband John Lewis. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 38 years Agnes (Fabina) Nemcheck who passed away in 1997; sister Louise and her husband William C. Moudy; brother Robert D. Nemcheck; brother-in law Ted Vantroba; wife’s parents John and Catherine Fabina; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Anna Fabina; John and Mary Sikirica; John and Jennie Babich; Thomas and Norma Fabina; John and Bernadine Fabina; and Charles Novosel; nephews Edward Sikirica and Ronald Babich. Survived by sister Eleanor Vantroba; sisters-in-law Romaine Nemcheck; Ann Novosel; and Helen Polonia; special niece Karen and her husband Michael Popovich; numerous other loving nieces and nephews and their families. Don served 4 years in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Retired at the rank of Assistant Chief from the Johnstown Fire Department after 40 years of dedicated service. Former president of IAFF Local 463 and member of Johnstown Retired Professional Firefighters Association. Member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where he had served as an usher and monthly ticket seller at the 11 am Sunday Mass; Social member of Slovak Bandhall and Croatian Hall. In his younger years Don was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and he followed NASCAR on TV. More recently he enjoyed driving to Rocky Gap Casino, lottery scratch tickets, classic movie and TV westerns and listening to opera/classical music. Don and Aggie loved to travel taking many planned and unplanned road trips and numerous cruises with his brother Bob and Bob’s wife Romaine. Don and his family send special thanks to the doctors and staff of Prodigy Dialysis, Richland for 12 years of exceptional care. We also send thanks to doctors, nurses and staffs of Conemaugh Hospital; UPMC Altoona, Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals; UNIV Dialysis; ManorCare and DaVita Dialysis, Bethel Park and most recently Windber Hospice. Friends and family will be received 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad Street where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Committal Grandview Cemetery with military graveside service by Conemaugh Valley Detachment #287 Marine Corps League. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963 in Mr. Nemcheck’s memory.
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