Father Norman Imgrund 1938-2019


Rev. Norman Philip Imgrund, 80, of Sulpher Run Road, Jersey Shore passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the UPMC Williamsport Hospital.   He was born on July 26, 1938 in Johnstown, PA and was the son of the late Philip J. and Colletta (Anna) Imgrund.

Norman was a 1956 graduate of the Westmont High School, Johnstown, Pa and a graduate of St. Francis College, Loretto, PA.  Father Norm was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in 1964. He served as an Associate Pastor at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newry, PA and the Visitation Parish in Johnstown.  He was the founding Pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish in Roaring Spring, PA where he served for twelve years.  He came to St. Agnes Catholic Church in November 1984, serving as Pastor of Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven for fourteen years.  Fr. Norm also served as Pastor at St. Matthew Catholic Church, in Tyrone, PA, and until his retirement, at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Everett, PA.

Father Norm was the founder of the Altoona-Johnstown Cursillo movement that has trained about 2,000 leaders for the church and the community. His interest was in lay leadership and taught many courses in Scripture and Church history. He was proud to take part in the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an adopted son Diep Phan.  He is survived by a brother, Harold J. Imgrund of Ocala, FL, a stepbrother Leo Bischof, of Trenton, FL, daughter-in-law Cathy A. Phan of Germantown, MD, and Grandson Michael P. Phan of Hyattstown, MD, and many, many, many good friends.

A memorial Mass for Father Norman P. Imgrund will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Holy Spirit Parish, 3 East Walnut St., Lock Haven, PA.. Family and friends will be received in the Church one hour prior to the Mass.  A Celebration of Life event will be held on Sunday, May 19th (Time and place will be announced at a later time).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Altoona-Johnstown Cursillo Movement (c/o Barb Bundy – 357 Baynton Ave., Altoona, PA 16602) or Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Charities (1300 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601).

Interment will be in the St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Services are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, PA.

Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com