Friday, March 23, 2012

Rudy Gotch

In memoriam of Rudy Gotch, December 12, 1919 - March 23, 2012

Rudy 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.

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Rudy Gotch in the U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

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 

Height: 68 

Weight: 158 
Source Information

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 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.