Harold R. "Pop" Belcher

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Harold R. "Pop" Belcher, 86, of Plymouth, passed into eternal rest Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born on Nov. 27, 1925 in Plymouth Township, he was the son of the late William and Lavinia Ertz Belcher.

He attended Harter High School, Plymouth Township, and had been a member of the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church of Plymouth.

Harold was a United States Army veteran, serving during World War II. He served in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central European battles. He was the recipient of the European- African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. He was a member of the local American Legion.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed, as an electrician, by Native Textiles, Dallas, and he was also employed by numerous other companies throughout the Wyoming Valley.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a devoted Penn State fan. He especially enjoyed fishing with his grandson, Joey.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Bertha Lucinski, in 2004; brothers, William and James Belcher; sister, Mildred Rowlands.

Surviving are his children, Robert H. Belcher, Wilkes- Barre; Helen Huber and her husband, Paul, Honey Pot; Judith Galazin and her husband, Joseph, Shavertown; and Kim Harrington and her husband, Anthony, Ransom; grandchildren, Helen Galazin, Tashya Huber and Joey Harrington; one great-grandson, Straub Thomas Allen; sister, Margaret Allabaugh, Plymouth; several nieces and nephews; and Harold's beloved pet dog, Mr. Snowball.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.

Entombment will be in the Chapel Lawn Mausoleum, Dallas.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 26, 2012
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