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Jack W. Shearer

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Funeral Service

10 a.m.
Saturday, January 4, 2020

St. Benedict Church

Shearer, Jack W., 82, Oakland, passed away December 25, 2019 at home. Born July 5, 1937, son of John M. and Emily (Pheasant) Shearer. Preceded in death by parents; son, Eddie W.; brother-in-law, James Hetzlein; sister-in-law, Kathleen Geiser; and parents of his wife, Louis and Catherine Midderhoff. Survived by loving wife of 62 years, Barbara A. (Midderhoff) Shearer; sons, John W. (Joanne) and Ronald W. (Renae); sister, Norma Hetzline; brother, E-Jay Shearer (Judy); 2 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and special grandson, Adam Landis, who helped take care of Jack through his long battle of Parkinson’s disease. Jack attended St. Benedict Church and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was a former board member of the Cambria County Transit Authority for many years and was a member of Oakland Firehall. A special thanks to Windber Hospice for their wonderful and loving care. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Church, 2310 Bedford St, Johnstown, PA 15904, Fr. David Pelles officiating. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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