Howard P. Harclerode, Sr., of Raystown Road, Everett, died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Pennknoll Village, Everett.
He was born on October 14, 1930, to Perry W. and Freda Mae (Simmons) Harclerode.
Howard married Joan Browell, the love of his life, on February 11, 1950, and she preceded him in death on September 26, 2005. Howard and Joan had two children who survive him: Howard Harclerode, Jr. and wife Sally J. (Wright) of Everett and Nita Marie Gordon of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenton, and a sister Catherine Whisler, and is survived by sisters Doris Bussard of Everett and Margaret Wynn of Mount Holly Springs.
In addition to the many nieces and nephews who he loved so very much, Howard was fortunate to have many good friends through his life. He loved being around people and telling stories and jokes and when he and his friend Willis (Mick) Reed and his brother-in-law Roy Bussard, Jr. got together, the shenanigans were plentiful. In recent years, a few people, in particular, were very important to him – John Beach, Mick Reed, Jeff Trimeloni and Susan Trimeloni – all supported him with steadfast loyalty during his journey of declining health and he was very grateful and loved all of them
Howard served his country as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He worked at Acme Markets for 29 years and then went on to work at JLG Industries for 14 years as the supervisor of production control. He was a member of the Everett Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 524, and a former member of the Harrisburg Consistory and Altoona Jaffa Shrine. He was also a lifelong member of the Everett Church of the Brethren where he served as a Deacon.
Howard’s children would like to thank the entire staff at Pennknoll Village who took such good care of their father (and mother, before him) always going above and beyond what was expected of them in their job. Howard considered the staff to be his friends and they treated him with dignity and respect.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions can be made to the following charitable organizations: Love Inc, Everett, Pa; Jaffa Shriners Hospital for Children; Alzheimers Association.
At Howard’s request, private memorial and burial services at the Everett Cemetery with Pastor Mike Benner officiating will be held for family only. There will be no public viewing.
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Inc. 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.
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