John E. Kochara Jr.

April 6, 1948 - Sept. 9, 2019

John E. Kochara Jr., 71, Gallitzin, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John E. Sr. and Eileen (Chirdon) Kochara. Surviving are siblings: Ann (Ed) Sweet, Mick (Barb), Marie Burns, Joe, Paul (Deb), Jane Maurer, Kate Vinglas, Tom (Mercedes), Pat (Evelyn), Jim (Isabelle) and Mark; and a sister-in-law, LeAnn Kochara. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel “Dink.” A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin.