John George Holsberger

John George Holsberger, 77, Lilly, passed away Tuesday.

He was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Poruban) Holsberger.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Elaine (Krumenaker); three children: Beth Carlson and husband, James, Joseph and wife, Debbie, and James and wife, Denise; and six grandchildren: Michael Holsberger and fiancee, Jenna Glass, Matthew, Hayley and Samuel Holsberger and Madeline and Benjamin Carlson.

John was a graduate of Portage High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He then earned degrees from Indiana State College and Penn State University. A lifelong teacher, he shared his passions for education with many as a science teacher at Richland High School for 35 years, a coach for Lilly Little and Pony leagues and Richland High School baseball teams, an instructor in Pennsylvania Game Commission hunter safety programs, a participant in trout float stocking trips at Yellow Creek, a director of Youth Conservation Corps programs, an umpire for the Altoona City League and a PIAA track official.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association, c/o Mr. Gides, treasurer, 514 Willow St., Lilly, PA 15938.

Arrangements are by Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly.