ST. MARYS - Amer V. Haight, 92, of 123 Swede St., Dagus Mines, passed away Tuesday (April 10, 2012) at the Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
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He was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Emlenton, son of the late Joseph Curtis and Ozzie Silvis Haight. On Jan. 25, 1946, in Miola, he married Violet R. Allshouse, who survives.
Mr. Haight had been a resident of the area since 1951. He attended Elder Township School and was an employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1972 after 27 years of service.
He was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church, Quarter Century Club at Airco, a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army/Air Force, a lifetime member of the Dagus Mines American Legion and a member of the Kersey Firemen. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Vicky Ann (Vernon) Reed of St. Marys, Deborah J. (Lance) Eastman of Allegany, N.Y., and Linda (John) Fox of St. Marys; four sons, James R. (Annette) Haight of Kersey, Joseph H. (Brenda) Haight of Waterford, Dennis L. (Reba) Haight of Hillard, Ohio, and Ray C. (Wendy) Haight of Mercer; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean (William) Henry of Buffalo, N.Y., and Olive (Dale) Welsh of Brookville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Valerie Rose Reed and Marvin Haight; four sisters, Edith Knapp, Ethel Mineweiser, Frances Leah Haight and Wavie Snyder; and four brothers, LeRoy, Robert, Donald and Dean Haight.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Maria Lutheran Church with the Rev. Eric Hart, pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in Maria Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to Maria Lutheran Church, Dagus Mines, PA 15831.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, 169 Center St., St. Marys.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home
169 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era on Apr. 12, 2012