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We are saddened to learn about the passing of one of our life long members, John (Jack) Vincent Cusick, one of the Original Over The Hill Gang members. He was a true trailblazer for the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter, now a part of the GAP. He gave selflessly of his time to create and improve the quality of our trail. The OOTHG provided manual labor, expertise, fund raising, and often their own equipment
resulting in the basis of the current trail we see today.
Jack Cusick, the first Membership Chair and first Treasurer of the WYTC, coined the name “Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter.” According to Dave Hamilton, “Jack set the foundation for the WYTC.”
Jack and Marilyn Cusick, along with their children and grandchildren helped with the Poker Run each Labor Day, the WYTC’s main fundraiser each year.
Jack will be missed by all his WYTC friends. Thank you, Jack for your years of perseverance, insight, determination, and hard work.
Information about the memorial service may be found HERE.
Picture from a Regional Trail Retreat, Jack is first row, 4th from right.
Jack Cusick - 3rd from left
Read article about the OOTHG HERE.
Last updated 10-21-2016
Donna Morrison, Web Administrator:
The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and improving the 10.5 mile Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).
During 2014 the West Newton Station received visitors from 40 of the 48 continental United States and from 12 countries. Whether you enjoy biking, walking, hiking, running, or cross-country skiing, you will delight in the beauty of this section of the Great Allegheny Passage,a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.