PORT ALLEGANY - John J. Waid, 80, of Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, died Monday (June 2, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
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He was born April 25, 1934, in Wellsville, N.Y., a son of Clayton and Irene Waid. On July 28, 1972, in Sweden, N.Y., he married Lynn Waid, who died on Nov. 9, 2006.
Mr. Waid was a graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956.
He was a logger for many years as well as a heavy equipment operator, employed by several local contractors.
Mr. Waid loved to fish and hunt ... a true outdoorsman. He kept everyone supplied with firewood for many winters and was still chopping firewood into his early 70s.
He is survived by one daughter, Terry Strait-Herscher of Sorrento, Fla.; one sister, Delores Fiem of West Alexander; two stepsons, Steven Green of Tennessee and Jeff Baker of Bradford; and two sisters-in-law, Joann Waid and Cherrie Inman of Ulysses.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Military honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from June 3 to June 10, 2014