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MEARS, John George

    Johnstown Tribune, 06 Dec 1920, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

John George Mears, aged 18 years, son of Samuel R. and Harriet M. Mears, both deceased, who made his home with his sister, Mrs. Albert L. Korb, of 749 Bloom Street, Dale Terrace, died at the Mercy Hospital about 6 o'clock Saturday evening. His death was due to cerebral-spinal meningitis. He was admitted to the Eighth Ward institution on November 24.

The deceased was born in South Fork on February 25, 1902. He came to Johnstown a number of years ago and made his home with his sister, Mrs. Korb, for some time. This is the third death in the family within the past year. Mr. Mear's father and brother-in-law, Albert L. Korb, having passed away. The deceased was employed by the Semet-Solvay Company, which concern is doing work for the Cambria Steel Company in Rosedale. Mr. Mears is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Nettie, widow of Albert L. Korb; Margaret Mears, at home; Melville, of Akron, O.; Charles, who is serving in the United States Navy in California, and Harold, at home.

The body was prepared for burial by the John Henderson Company, where it was kept until this morning, when it was taken overland to South Fork. Interment was made in the South Fork Cemetery. Services were held at the Korb residence last evening, the Rev. F. E. Hetrick, pastor of the Dale United Evangelical Church, being in charge. A vocal solo, entitled "The End of a Perfect Day," was rendered by Curtis Amps. The church quartet sang "Some Time We Will Understand" and "Lead Me Gently Home, Father." Mr. Mears was a member of the Dale church.

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