AUSTIN - Walter W. Blythe, 70, of Austin, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday (Sept. 21, 2012).
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Born June 10, 1942, in Austin, he was a son of Walter W. and Julia E. Watkins Blythe Sr.
Mr. Blythe was a graduate of Austin High School, class of 1960, where he was valedictorian. He was a longtime employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, having over 40 years of service.
He was a social member of VFW Post 7810 in Austin. In his earlier years, Mr. Blythe loved to hunt. He enjoyed using his computer and loved to read. He was a lifelong resident of Austin.
Surviving are a sister, Julia E. Satterlee of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Blythe was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Blythe and a sister, Sarah Seagram.
Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
or to the Austin Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
A fond memory of Walter may be made at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28, 2012