Joseph P. Hegadus Sr., 77, of Tidioute, joined his wife in heaven on Feb. 21, 2014, at his home. Born Jan. 4, 1937, in Johnstown, son of Louis and Caroline (Laslo) Hegadus. Preceded in death by parents, and wife of 50 years, Patricia M. (Burkett), Oct. 9, 2008. Survived by children, Christina Hegadus, Somerset Pike, and her companion, Bill Bowman, Jenner Cross roads; Joseph Jr., married to Janet (Blucas), Ralphton; Susan, married to Joseph Yoder, Boswell; Paulette, married to Brian Borosky, Boswell; Pamela Hegadus, and fiance, Dwaine Yeckley, Westmont; and Angela, married to Robert Sloan, Boswell; grandchildren, Heather, Heidi, Michael, Valerie, Aaron, Paul, Brett, Sean, Abby and Sarah; and greatgrandchildren, Olivia Rose, Brayden and Lucas. Brother of Caroline Lohr, Hooversville; Lewis, and wife, Barbara, Shanksville; Annie, married to Joseph Polacek, Daisytown; Dorothy, married to John Hudy, Ohio; and Ted, and wife, Linda, Windber. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Retired crane operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown. Member of Tidioute Post 658 American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, observing the wildlife in his backyard, listening to doo wop music and watching football on Sundays. He always had a story to tell and had a great sense of humor. Joe and the family appreciated all the help over the years from his neighbors and friends. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass 10AM Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Chapel, Acosta. Committal Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory may be sent to Tidioute Fire Company, Main Street, Tidioute, Pa. 16351. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit Hoffman FuneralHomes.com.