Harry Carlton ‘Cart’ Aurand

MIFFLINTOWN – Harry Carlton ‘Cart’ Aurand, 82, of Mifflintown, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Bridges at Brookline

Born Jan. 3, 1932, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Harry P. and Elizabeth ‘Mud’ (Harman) Aurand.

He is survived by: his wife, Sara Ann (Tyson) Aurand, whom he married July 10, 1952; three children, Vicki A. Varner and husband, Gary, of McAlisterville, C. Douglas Aurand, of Norfolk, Va., and Mark A. Aurand and wife, Heather, of Mifflintown; one brother, Edward Aurand of Berlin, Md.; four grandchildren, Oliver Aurand, Morgan Aurand, Tyson Aurand, and Willow Aurand; and one great-granddaughter, Bryannah Aurand.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Joanne Kornmann.

He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1949.

He served as an Airman with the 112th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron of the Air National Guard from Dec. 1, 1951 to Feb. 12, 1953.

He worked as a brakeman/conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, and Conrail, retiring in 1993 after 43 years of service. He was also a licensed auctioneer.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, the United Trainmen’s Union, and the Juniata Saddle Horse Association, where he served many terms as president and treasurer. He was one of the founding members and a former treasurer of the Penn Central Racing Association, which originated the races at Port Royal. After the speedway was taken over by the Juniata County Agricultural Association, he continued to be involved and was the ticket agent at the races.

He was a car enthusiast. He and his wife enjoyed going to flea markets and listening to country music jam sessions in the area.

He was skilled in many areas and built much of his house himself.

His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Mr. Donald ‘Saint’ Prye officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at the funeral home, but no viewing prior to the service on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Juniata Meals On Wheels, P.O. Box 251, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.