Harry W. Niece (1932 - 2012)

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Harry W. Niece, 79, of Port Allegany, moved on to the "Happy Hunting Grounds" on Sunday (June 3, 2012).
He was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Milford, N.J., a son of the late William E. and Florence Fisher Niece. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Durham, he married Joyce M. Hissim, who survives.
Mr. Niece attended Nockamixon High School in Revere. He worked for the Riegel Paper Corp. of Milford.
He then served in the U.S. Army as a corporal from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the 109th "Old Gray Mare" Infantry Regiment, 28th Division of Augsburg, Germany.
When Mr. Niece moved to Port Allegany, he worked for the Port Gulf Station, and finally as a custodian for the Port Allegany Elementary School, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the Port Allegany Honor Guard, VFW Post #6391 of Port Allegany, American Legion; Frank Burt Post #258 of Port Allegany; and the Canoe Place Fish & Game Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Anne M. (H. Michael) Niece-Clevenger of Lenoir, N.C.; one son, William "Bill" E. (Kate) Niece of Port Allegany; one grandson, Jeremy Niece of Port Allegany; one granddaughter, Danielle Niece of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., immediately followed by funeral and committal services with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at the funeral home following services. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
A celebration of Harry's life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home, 4743 Route 155 in Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Honor Guard or the Canoe Place Fish & Game Club.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
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Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
(814) 642-2621
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Published in The Bradford Era from June 4 to June 11, 2012
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