SMETHPORT - Wayne Evan Tarbox, 44, of Gifford, left these earthly bonds to rejoice with our Lord on Saturday evening (Nov. 22, 2014) while in Chesapeake, Va.
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He was born Sept. 7, 1970, in Olean, N.Y., to the late Jerry W. Tarbox and Gayle J. Tarbox.
Wayne was a graduate of Smethport Area High School class of 1989. He attended college classes at Alfred State University in Alfred, N.Y., and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. During the early 90s he worked in food services at the Pine Acres Country Club and later was employed at Zippo Manufacturing.
Wayne was a member of the Moose, VFW, American Legion, and Eagles clubs, all of Bradford. He enjoyed Tuesday and Wednesday night pool leagues for many years.
He is survived by his mother, Gayle Hartman Tarbox of Gifford; his sister, Lisa M. Tarbox (Tom Rudis) of Currituck, N.C.; nephews, Andrew Tarbox Kloss of Gifford and Matthew Kloss of Aiken; his grandmother, Betty Hartman, and uncle, Steven Hartman, both of Gifford; uncles, Earl Stanley Hartman (Pamela) of Warren, Kevin (Susan) Hartman of Ormsby and James (Beverly) Tarbox of Port Allegany; aunts, Rebecca Mingo of Port Allegany and Jackie Tarbox of Roulette; and several great aunts, great uncles and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Tarbox; maternal grandfather, Howard Hartman; paternal grandparents, Herman Tarbox and Katherine Minard; paternal step-grandfather, Ellery Minard; two paternal uncles, Lester Tarbox and Adelbert Tarbox; and a paternal aunt, Beverly Braunroth.
Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford from 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. with funeral services to follow, officiated by the Rev. Max Simms.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bradford SPCA, the Friendship Table of Bradford or to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 25 to Dec. 8, 2014