In 2016 and 2017, Conrad Suppes, a member of Boy Scout Troop Johnstown 2183, completed his Eagle Scout project by recording oral histories of survivors of the Johnstown Flood of 1977. We are pleased to be able to make some of these recordings available here.
Caram Abood was a Cambria County judge during the 1970s.
Heather Bandick is a resident of Dunlo, PA who survived the 1977 flood.
Dave Barnhart was the owner of Acme Camera located in Johnstown, PA.
Susan Brett was a resident of Cambria City, Johnstown, PA during the time of the flood.
Susan Burns is a resident of Tanneryville, Johnstown, PA who was affected by the flood.
Ed Cernic was the owner of Cernic’s Garage and was part of several recovery groups (Tanneryville Flood Recovery Association and Tri-County Flood Recovery) in the days after the flood.
George Fattman was a managing editor of the Tribune-Democrat during the 1970s.
Paul Glosser was the President of Glosser Brothers Department Store during the 1970s. The store originated in 1906 in the Franklin Building in Johnstown and eventually branched out to other locations during the 1960s and 1970s.
Sidney Goldblatt was a lab director at Conemaugh Hospital during the time of the 1977 flood.
Gary Henderson is the director of Henderson Funeral Homes located in Johnstown, PA.
Bill Hindman is the Director of Hindman Funeral Homes in Johnstown, PA.
Rich Horner was an Emergency Responder during the 1977 flood.
Gary Jacokcic was an employee at Schultz Beer Distributer in Cambria City, Johnstown, PA.
Dick Mayer was the publisher of the Tribune-Democrat in Johsntown during the 1970s.
Joyce is the widow of Congressman John “Jack” Murtha, who represented Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district from 1974 until his death in 2010.
Francis Ozog is the director of Ozog Funeral Homes located in Johnstown during the flood.
Peter Perret is resident of Johnstown during the flood and a Librarian at the Johnstown Public Library.
Janet Smetto-Mical was a resident of Cambria City, Johnstown, PA during the flood.
Fred Suppes was the owner of Suppes Volkswagen, located in Johnstown, PA.
Gerald Swatsworth was the president of U.S. Bank in Johnstown, PA.
Norm Verhovsek was an employee at the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) company located in Johnstown, PA.
John Williams is a Johnstown resident who helped restore the First Presbyterian Church in the aftermath of the flood.
Mike Wolfe is the manager of several Penn Traffic Department Stores located in Johnstown, PA.
Don Zucco was the Superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District during from 1974 to 1984.