Berton C. Nearing, 84, of 1724 East Valley Road, Smethport, passed away Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) at the Sena-Kean Manor.
Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Ira and Virginia Lockwood Nearing. On June 13, 1959, he married Violet N. Shugars Riley, who died Aug. 25, 1983; then on April 15, 2000, he married Mabel Howard Nearing, who survives.
Mr. Nearing attended Bradford area schools. He was self employed, working many flea markets in the area.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three stepchildren, Betty Baldwin of Wellsville, N.Y., Shirley Irwin and Karen Riley, both of DuBois; several grandchildren including Bill Slater and the Strait family; and two sisters, Jackie Baker and Charlene Conner, both of Bradford.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Forest Nearing and Bruce Nearing.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com