Jack Higgins Has Passed Away
June 21, 2018


Article by Larry Lee

Stew West informed me that his father inlaw, Jack Higgons passed away last Monday after fighting a long battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

John R. “Jack” Higgins


John R. “Jack” Higgins, 86, of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2018 at home. Born October 18, 1931 in Johnstown, son of Stewart and Stella (McDermitt) Higgins.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife Beverly, sisters Kay Kist, Mildred Favatella, Florence Price, Grace Maier, and Ruth Kurtz, daughter in law Connie, wife of Greg.

Survived by his loving children Greg; Jack (Cindy Ross); Kathy (Bill Bickel); Karen (Stewart West); Tom (Cindy Faber); Barb (Ron Fishel); and Brian; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and friend and companion Jeanne.

Jack was a 1951 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. He had 43 years of service at Bethlehem Steel/Gautier Division. Jack also held many positions for 40 years at United Steelworkers, Local 2632. He was past President and Life Member of Cambria Beegle Club. He enjoyed the cottage with his family, hunting and fishing with his boys and running the dogs with his buddies, Ray, Art, Clem, and Ivan.

He was a member of St. John Gualbert Cathedral where Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00AM. Very Rev. James F. Crookston.

Friends will be received from 2 to 7 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.


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