J.D. Kirkpatrick obit photo, July 27, 2009. Submitted photo/ The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

KIRKPATRICK – J.D., 61, Johnstown, died July 25, 2009, at his home. Born Sept. 29, 1947, in Johnstown, son of the late John L. and Letty (Evans) Kirkpatrick. Preceded in death by grandmother, Rosemary Evans; and his wife, Debbie. Survived by sons, Dennis John “Digger” Kirkpatrick, and his fiancee, Alina Mikas; and Jesse “Jobee” Kirkpatrick, both of Johnstown; grandchildren, Shane and Emilie; brother, Dennis James Kirkpatrick, and his wife, Tracy, and their son, Keegan, and daughter, Carly, all of Warren, Pa.; as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, where he was a specialist 5th Class. He received a National Defense Service medal, Expert Grenade and Sharpshooter M-16. He had worked as a photo journalist for WJAC-TV for 35 years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Arnie McFarland. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.

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