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Steve J. Otruba

Steve J. Otruba, 88, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, with his family at his side.

He was born February 18, 1932, in Richeyville, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Steve and Marie Lesko Otruba.

Steve was a 1950 graduate of Johnstown High School.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

Mr. Otruba was employed as an engineer with GTE and Contel for 42 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church and Holy Trinity Parish in Johnstown. He was also a member of the Nick Stoner Golf League for over 30 years and a member of Water Oak Country Club in Lady Lake, Florida and also was a member of the Johnstown Moose. He played in the YMCA Travel Volleyball League for many years. Steve also bowled in the Enterprise League for over 25 years at the Johnstown Bowling Center.

On May 17, 1958, he was united in marriage to RoseMarie Hladik Otruba and she passed away on December 27, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Otruba and James Otruba; two daughters, Arlene (Bruce) Wiekierak and Teri (John) Brandt; two brothers, Emery Otruba and John Otruba; two brothers-in-law, William Knuffke and Edward Testerman; two siters-in-law, Irene Manno and Katherine Hladik; two grandchildren, Lindsay Brandt and Logan Brandt; nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one brother, William Otruba; one sister, Paula Perry.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 at the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Johnstown.

Steve’s family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and staff of the fourth floor of St. Mary’s Hospital for their care, compassion and professionalism.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.