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Robert Joseph Kucher

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Kucher, Robert “Kuch” “Bob” Joseph, 85, Indiana, PA, passed away May 21, 2023 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born July 11, 1937 in Johnstown. Son of the late Joseph and Nettie Mae (Chilcott) Kucher. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Mabel (Louis) Mellon; and nephew Robert Mellon. Survived by life partner, Susan Dabbs; sons, Joseph (Colleen Kearns), Michael (Stephanie), and Robert (Pacer); and grandchildren, Zachary and Anna. Bob proudly served our country in the U.S. National Guard. Bob was a graduate of the 1955 class of Greater Johnstown High School. He graduated, in 1961, from California State Teachers College and began his 18 years mechanical drawing teaching career in 1961 at Beaty Junior High School in Warren. He became the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at Harbor Creek School District in 1979 prior to becoming the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 13 years at Indiana Area School District in 1981. Bob’s love of baseball began at the Coopersdale School playground and continued throughout junior and senior high school, the Johnstown Junior League where he played for the Kiwanis Club and was a pick-up player for the 1956 AAABA Hahn’s baseball team that is well known for it’s success in the tournament. He signed a contract with the Pioneer League, an affiliate of the Kansas City Athletics, in 1956, where he played three years. He was also the Varsity Baseball coach at Warren Area High School. His love of the Yankees has remained steadfast. Bob was a skilled handyman and a very talented woodworker. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care,” Condolences may be made at

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