Nevin A. Maurer, Sr., 67 of Halifax, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, with his family at his side.
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He was born Thursday, March 14, 1946 in Locust Gap, PA, a son of the late Harold and Chesta (Seiler) Maurer. He graduated from Tri-Valley High School in 1964 and served with the US Army Special Forces in Germany during his enlistment.
He was employed as a machinist working at Gould's Pump.
He was a former member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union of Mabel.
He was active with the American Legion and served in various positions with Post 575 of Valley View. He started the Sons of the American Legion at Valley View and other posts and was the Commander of the 13th District in Schuylkill County. He was also a member of the Gratz VFW Post, a member and past president of the Sons of the American Revolution and coached the Barry Little League Team. He was a member of the Lions Club, first in Hegins, then in Halifax. He was involved with the development of Fort Halifax as an historian and was involved with many other local clubs and organizations.
Nevin helped establish the VA Clinic in Pottsville.
He enjoyed studying genealogy and was a former president and the current historian of the Masser Family Reunion.
He was an avid toy collector.
He is survived by his wife Ruth (Hoover) Maurer.
Surviving are six children, Lori Ann Shoffler of Gordon, Nevin Maurer, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Pitman, Keith Maurer and his wife, Amber, of Frackville, Pamela Maurer and her companion, Kevin Weikel, of Gordon, Deborah A. Hoover of Dalmatia and David A. Hoover and his wife, Jill, of Millersburg; ten grandchildren; five sisters, Carolann Laughlin, Helen Sweigart, Jean Wallace, Catherine Duff and Joan Ribarchik; one brother, James Maurer; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Maurer and Dale Maurer and two sisters, Marilyn Hummel and Mary Houser.
A viewing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 952 Deep Creek Road, Ashland, PA and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the church where the funeral followed at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Stout officiating. Interment followed in Zion E.C. Cemetery, Pitman.
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please go to www.srrfh.com.
Published in The News Item from Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, 2013