John W. (Jack) Foreman

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John W. (Jack) Foreman John W. Foreman, 92, passed away August 5, 2014. He was born in Johnstown to the late John F. Foreman and Helen (Wicks) Foreman. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Gwin) 'Bobbie', of Hollidaysburg; four children, John, Diane (Heckendorn), Steve and Jim; and a brother, Don, of South Carolina. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jack was a faithful servant to his Lord, Jesus Christ and had spent much of his life worshipping and serving Him. He left this world secure in knowing his place with the Lord in the next. Jack graduated from Carrolltown High School, Carson Long Military Academy and Penn State. He also attended Villanova University during his time in military service with the Marine Corp during WWII. Jack was a standout track athlete lettering at both Penn State and Villanova. One of his many highlights in track included competing at Madison Square Garden. Professionally, he was a Mining Engineer with both practical mining experience and technical mastery. He spent much of his career with Gwin Engineers and later Gwin, Dobson & Foreman. He also taught Engineering at Penn State - Altoona during his career. Jack was the first Head District Engineer for the PA Dept of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation. His involvement in organizations and service on various Boards of Directors were many, some life-long, and too extensive to list here. There will be a viewing at The Good Funeral Home, Inc. in Altoona on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. A funeral service with full military honors will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Alto Reste Cemetery, Pastor Joe Kelly of Altoona Full Gospel Church presiding. In lieu of flowers, memo- rial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors Project at ( or P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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The Good Funeral Home Inc
108 Alto Reste Park
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 942-3545
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Aug. 6, 2014
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