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James W. Wherry

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2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

11 a.m
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Wherry, James W., “Many Feathers”, Johnstown, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at home. Born March 4, 1942, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lillian Wherry. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Buddy”, a sister, Marlene, his first wife, Diana, his second wife, Ethelyn. James survived by children, Frank Wherry (Kim Ewasko), Johnstown, PA, Regina Wherry  (Tony Fubio), Anderson, SC, Tanya Blank and husband Shawn, Hollsopple, PA, Christina Kinley and husband Eugene, Johnstown, PA; grandchildren, Andrew Phillips and wife Annie, Harrisburg, PA, Christopher Phillips and wife Brittany, Cambridge, MD, Miranda Toomey (Brad), Cambridge, MD, Stephanie Johns (Norm), Shippensburg, PA, Jasmine Brotemarkle, Johnstown, PA, Jennifer Wherry (Stephen), Johnstown, PA, Kaitlin Blank, Hollsopple, PA, Alyssa Blank, Hollsopple, PA, Jerome Kinley and wife Tiffany, Johnstown, PA, Nicole Kinley, Johnstown, PA, Jessica Kinley, North Dakota; great grandchildren, Aurora, Emily, Asher, Hannah, Alexa, Brayden, Colton, Carly, Quinn; special friends, Jerri Toomey, Maria and Robert Phillips, Jonathan Harter, Richard “Standing Bear” Orris, Keith Brotemarkle, Cookie “Clear Bear” Daugherty. Mr. Wherry was a Sargent the US Army serving in Berlin, Germany from 1960-1968. He was a decorated veteran earning Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Sharpshooter Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, and Top Honors graduate of Army’s NCO Academy in Berlin Germany. James was retired from Bethlehem Steel and Republic Steel Corp after over 30 years of service. He also did numerous jobs including landscaping and painting homes. James enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, feeding and watching birds in the backyard, making friends at Woodside Bar and Grill and Geistown Country Club, and season ticket holder for the Johnstown Thomahawks. James “Many Feathers” lived his life following his Native American Heritage. He was a respected pipe carrier and medicine man. Friends will be received at the Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd on Monday, July 6, 2015, from 2-4 and  6-8 p.m. A service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Pastor Wayne Ayer.  Military honors by the VFW Post 155 Ritual Team.  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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