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Rudolph Anthony Maiorana



2-7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

12 p.m.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Maiorana, Rudolph Anthony, 89, Johnstown, passed away January 7th, peacefully in his sleep at his beloved family home of 60 years. Born March 16th, 1932 in Patterson, New Jersey; son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Nicoletti) Maiorana. Preceded in death by beloved wife Lois Maiorana (Spanovich), infant daughter, Anna Marie Maiorana; brother, Phillip Maiorana, sister Marie Carosi (Maiorana), and sister-in-laws Dolly Kleinosky, June Bigler and Donna MacMurdo. Survived by children; Paul and wife Sueko Kumagai, Washington, DC; Natalie Riccilli and husband John, Windber; and beloved grandsons Jesse Paul Trentini and Gian Carlo Riccilli. Rudy was also survived by brother-in-law Bob MacMurdo; sister-in-law Charlene Maiorano; his special niece, Amy Miller and her husband Michael; nephews, Robert MacMurdo and wife Amy, Michael MacMurdo and wife Sue; great nephews Andrew Kubala, Nate Miller and wife Lydia, Jake Miller, Benny MacMurdo; cousin, Melissa Kolar; special friends, Denise, Ken, and Lori Rose Eamigh, and numerous other beloved individuals in his life. Rudy grew up in the Conemaugh Borough neighborhood of Johnstown after his family’s relocation to the area in the 1930s. At the age of 17, Rudy enlisted int the Army, and was soon assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division. He was deployed to Korea to serve in the ongoing war. Rudy was on the front lines during the infamous Battle of Kunu-ri, on Thanksgiving Day, November 29th, 1950. During his tour, Rudy was wounded multiple times in combat, earning him 2 Purple Hearts with an Oak Leaf Cluster for his sacrifices. Additionally, Rudy was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Campaign Stars, the United Nations Korean Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. Following the war, Rudy completed his military service in the United States, before returning to his home in Johnstown. After returning home, Rudy began working for Bethlehem Steel (now Freight Car America), and soon met the love of his life, Lois. The pair married and shared a 62 year partnership including starting the family that would become the center of Rudy’s entire world. As this family grew, and Rudy became a father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle and godfather, he gained the title of “Pup”. A traditional family title, passed through generations, and given to our patriarchs, and family leaders. A position that Pup took incredibly serious as he lead and supported all of us to follow our dreams, and become the very best versions of ourselves. Rudy was a larger than life character, friend to all and hero both to many personally, and to his country. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him, but also welcomed warmly by his beloved Lois, and other family and friends who departed before him. Family will receive friends on Tuesday January 11th  from 2-7 p.m. with Trisagion Prayers of Mercy starting at 6 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., where a service will be held Wednesday at 12 p.m. Very Rev. Fr. Donald Shadid, officiating. Committal and military honors to follow at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambria County Humane Society or St. Mary Special Projects Fund. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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