Harley R. Pittenger, 88, of Muncy, died peacefully Sunday, April 2, 2023 at Wynwood House, Boalsburg. He was surrounded by his immediate family.
He was born October 3, 1934 in Blossburg, a son of the late Abraham and Margie (Hall) Pittenger. On November 26, 1959 he married the former Carol Cropp, who survives. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Harley graduated from Liberty High School in 1953. After High School he worked as a machinist in Covington, PA before being drafted into the Army. He served at Fort Sill, OK and worked on the Redstone rocket fuel program. After discharge from the Army, he worked many years as a Union carpenter. In later years he worked more independent jobs providing his carpentry and all-around trade skills to help many throughout his community.
He was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Muncy.
Harley was hard working and enjoyed helping others. Growing up on a farm, he loved the outdoors, including hunting in earlier years. But he most loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and traveled all around the state to attend numerous wrestling, dancing and soccer competitions.
Surviving,in addition to his wife, are two children, Steve (Pam) Pittenger, of Danville, and Melanie (John Hurst) Bernier, of Spring Mills; one brother, Abe Pittenger, of Muncy; four grandchildren, Alaire Wood, Alyssa (Aaron) Cole, Derek (Joli) Bernier and Bryan Bernier; and six great-grandchildren, Brycen, Ashton, Ava, Kailan, Ryla and Bodie.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Pittenger and Carl Pittenger, in infancy; and four sisters, Isabell Rathmell, Faye Beck, Geraldine Loudenslager and Gertrude Heller.
Friends will be received Monday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to Noon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St. Muncy, where a Memorial Service will be held at Noon.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Harley’s memory be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St. Muncy, PA 17756.
The family is being assisted by Grenoble Funeral Home, 121 S. Main St. Muncy.
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