John H. ‘Jack’ Hamel

Sept. 1, 1943 - Aug. 25, 2018


John H. “Jack” Hamel, 74, Hollidaysburg, passed away Satur­day at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Hollidays­burg, son of the late Kenneth L. and Mary M. (Thompson) Hamel. In 1963, he married Nancy Yingling.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years; two daughters: Rebecca (Robert) of Holli­days­burg and Johnna (Dan) of Altoona; four grandchildren: Robert, Corey, Maria and Shane; two siblings: Tanya Cope and Ken B., both in Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was a 1961 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School, and he retired from Norfolk Southern as a diesel mechanic. He was a proud member of the NRA and en­joyed riding his Gold Wing.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Sorge Funer­­al Home Inc., Holli­days­burg, where a memorial ser­vice will be held afterward at 3 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Jaime G. Olson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Lung Associ­ation at