Harold E. ‘Teenie’ Valentine
LEWISTOWN – Harold E. “Teenie” Valentine, 84, of 31 Walnut St., McVeytown, died at 10:33 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in McVeytown, the son of the late Forrest and Florence (Kinsel) Valentine.
Mr. Valentine was united in marriage to Dyral (Park) Valentine on June 13, 1953, in Newton Hamilton.
His wife survives, along with: their two sons, Allen E. Valentine, of Fallston, Md., and Brian D. Valentine and wife, Sallie, of Endwell, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Allison, Michael, Lindsay, Nathan, Hannah, Emma and Ethan Valentine; sister, F. Lucille Vogel, of Hyattsville, Md.
His brother, Kenneth Valentine, was killed in action during World War II.
Mr. Valentine was a graduate of McVeytown- Oliver High School.
He was hired as a block operator in 1951 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He then worked for the Penn Central Railroad, Conrail and most recently, for Norfolk Southern, retiring in 1988, with 37 years of service. The major portion of his work was spent at Jack’s Tower, Mount Union, and the Hunt Tower, Huntingdon. During his employment, he was involved with different train derailments. After his retirement, he had worked at the intermediate unit, McVeytown.
Mr. Valentine was a member of the Newton Wayne Lions Club.
He was an active member of the Newton Hamiton United Methodist Church, where he had held various offices and was a former superintendent of the Sunday school program for the youth for many years.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert A. Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 337, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.