John W. ‘Jack’ Foreman

April 4, 1922 Aug. 5, 2014

John W. “Jack” Foreman, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday.

He was born in Johnstown, son of the late John F. and Helen (Wicks) Foreman.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” (Gwin); four children: John, Diane Heckendorn, Steve and Jim; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don in South Carolina.

Jack was a faithful servant to his Lord, Jesus Christ, and had spent much of his life worshipping and serving him. He left this world secure in knowing his place with the Lord in the next.

Jack graduated from Carrolltown High School, Carson Long Military Academy and Penn State University. He also attended Villanova University during his time in military service with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was a standout track athlete lettering at both Penn State and Villanova. One of his many highlights in track included competing at Madison Square Garden.

Professionally, he was a mining engineer with both practical mining experience and technical mastery. He spent much of his career with Gwin Engineers and later Gwin, Dobson & Foreman. He also taught engineering at Penn State Altoona during his career. He was the first head district engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation.

His involvement in organizations and service on various boards of directors were many, some lifelong, and too extensive to list here.

Friends will be received from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 6, 2014, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, where a funeral service with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, Pastor Joe Kelly of Altoona Full Gospel Church presiding. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (