George L. VanHorn, 99, formerly of Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.
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Born Oct. 14, 1913, in Elkland, he was a son of the late John and Mary Pond VanHorn.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet P. (Kennedy) VanHorn in 1989; his second wife, Veleda (Deats) VanHorn in 2009; a daughter, Delores A. Lowe in 1993 and eight siblings.
He was a 1931 graduate of Williamsport High School, and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Canteen Vending in 1985 after over 20 years. George had bowled for many years in different leagues around Williamsport and had played baseball with the Elkland Old Timers team. He was a life member of the Elkland American Legion Post #428 and a member of the St. John United Methodist Church, Elimsport.
Surviving are his son, Richard L. VanHorn and wife Kay of Allenwood; seven grandchildren, and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Alvira Cemetery, Alllenwood with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, Pa. 17810. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20, 2012