Gaal W. Rathburn
Gaal W. Rathburn, 91, of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away on May 2, 2013, at Wells House Nursing Home. He was born April 8, 1922, in Johnstown, N.Y., the son of William and Ada Edick Rathburn. He was a graduate of Johnstown High School and was employed, from 1951 until his retirement in 1976, as a postal service employee for the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Rathburn served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was of the Christian faith and was an avid golfer and loved playing at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Mr. Rathburn is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Jinks, whom he married on Oct. 8, 1942. He is survived by a daughter, Susan (Carmelo) D’Amore of Johnstown; a son, David M. (Kim) Rathburn of Florida; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Rathburn was predeceased by his daughter, Phyllis Martin; and his sister, Carolyn Brott. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady, N.Y. A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced by the Ehle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wells House Nursing Home or the charity of choice.