Steve Ardan

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TREVORTON — Steve Ardan, 87, of 1050 W. Market St., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Sun Home Hospice Care Center.

Born in Marion Heights, June 1, 1925, he was a son of the late Steve and Anna (Zvoncheck) Ardan.

On July 31, 1948, he married the former Geraldine T. Wisniewski, who survives.

He attended Kulpmont High School.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant during World War II. He flew 45 combat missions as a ball turret armorer gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was attached to the 13th Air Force, 5th Bomb Group, 394th Bomb Squadron. Missions consisted of campaigns in New Guinea, southern Philippines, Luzon, China, Northern Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago and the western Pacific.

He earned the Air Medal with two Oak Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Metal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Battle Stars and one Silver Battle Star and World War II Victory Medal.

Steve was a lifelong truck driver, and was last employed at Cardinal Container, Mount Carmel.

He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, where he sang with the church choir and was active with church activities.

He was a member of Trevorton American Legion Post 92, Trevorton Patsies, Trevorton Senior Action Center, Keiser Gun Club, Marion Heights, and the former Zerbe Golf League.

He was a avid golfer.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Geraldine, are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Dave and Dianne Ardan, of Harrisburg, Steve Ardan, of White Deer, and Brian Ardan, of Lock Haven; two grandchildren, Jeff Ardan and Katie Kozloff and her husband, Jeff; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Alexis Kozloff; a sister, Jeanne Bergal, of Mount Carmel; a brother, Juls Ardan and his wife, Esther, of Elysburg, and a sister-in-law, Rose Zita Ardan, of Kulpmont.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

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ARDAN — Steve Ardan, 87, of 1050 W. Market St., Trevorton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher officiating. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. Burial with military honors will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. Relatives and friends planning to attend the funeral Mass are asked to meet at 9:45 a.m. at the church. Contributions in Steve's memory may be made to St. Patrick Church Memorial Fund, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton 17881.
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Trevorton, PA 17881
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Published in The News Item on Mar. 15, 2013
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