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Frederick E. Proper, 88, of 22 Brook St., formerly of Constitution Avenue, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born on July 5, 1924, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Frederick S. and Florence Stewart Proper. On April 3, 1954, in the First Presbyterian Church, he married Gloria J. Poling Proper, who died March 26, 1999.
He was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 24, 1943, and he was honorably discharged on April 8, 1945. He went on to graduate from Kent State University.
He worked as a industrial photographer at Kendall Refining Co. for 49 years, retiring from Witco Chemical.
He was a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a 60-year member of Blue Lodge 749 F&AM and a former member of the Orak Grotto. He served on Bradford City Council for 14 years. He also served on the Bradford City Water Authority, Bradford Zoning Commission, Bradford Sanitary Authority, McKean County Planning Commission, McKean County Solid Waste Authority and was a board member for the McKean County Cardiac Committee.
Surviving is one son, Frederick (Kim) V. Proper of Bradford; and one granddaughter, Yvonne (Teri) Proper-Moonan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, John Proper.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. David Bunnell, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home immediately following the service. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Members of Blue Lodge 749 F&AM will conduct a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
, McKean County Unit, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701; or the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27, 2013