Friday, March 23, 2012
In memoriam of Rudy Gotch, December 12, 1919 - March 23, 2012Rudy Gotch, 92, of Nemacolin, died Friday, March 23, 2012, in his home.
He was born December 12, 1919, in York Run, son of the late Samuel and Pearl Markovich Gotch.
Surviving are his beloved Louise Giacomel; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; a favorite niece, Pearl Martin, who trimmed his hair; a godchild, Nadine Kotch; and caregivers, Lara Keene, April McKahan, Bob Mansberry, Jackie Wotring and the staff of Amedysis.
Deceased are eight brothers, Mike, George, John, Steve, Metro, Nick, Eli and Joe Gotch, and four sisters, Mildred, Sadie, Dolores and Lucille.
Mr. Gotch served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army in Europe.
He was a retired coal miner from Nemacolin Mine.
Mr. Gotch was a member of United Mine Workers of America, Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Carmichaels Senior Citizens.
He kept active all his life by bowling, playing golf and dancing with Louise. He was inducted into the Fayette County Baseball Hall of Fame and was a devoted Steelers fan.
Name: Rudy Gotch Birth Year: 1919 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State: Pennsylvania State of Residence: Pennsylvania County or City: Greene Enlistment Date: 29 Oct 1941 Enlistment State: Maryland Enlistment City: Fort George G Meade Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 68 Weight: 158Source Information
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.