Freda Carpin (1922 - 2014)

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Freda Marie Carpin, 92, Madison Street, Byrnedale, died early Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a short illness.
Born June 18, 1922, in Byrnedale, she was a daughter of the late George and Lily Jeanette Bennett Hollobaugh. She was married to James J. Carpin in January 1939. He preceded her in death May 1998.
She was employed by Sylvania of Emporium for many years and worked as housekeeper for the Timm family of St. Marys and for Charlie and Pearl VanSlander, Owners of the Elk Casino. She was secretary of Byrnedale Homes in its early years and secretary for the Jay Twp. Water Authority. When not at work she sold Stanley Home products and became one of their top salespeople.
Raised as a Protestant, she became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church after her marriage. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Ladies Aid Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. A visitor of many churches, she attended the Weedville United Methodist Church with her daughter Linda for the past decade.
She loved working in her garden, canning, cooking, baking, singing and playing guitar. Her real passion was bowling, which she continued until May of this year.
A lifelong resident of Byrnedale, she lived in the same house for all of her 92 years.
She will be truly missed by her five children and numerous grand, great-and great-great grandchildren.
Survivors include five children: Vincent (Diann) Carpin of Orlando, Fla., Linda A. (Chester) Lundy of Weedville, Richard E. (Criss) Carpin of Weedville, Nancy Lee Beck of Brodheadsville, Robert J. Carpin of Byrnedale; 19 grandchildren and more than 150 great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Eugene Hollobaugh; a sister, Evelyn Hayes-Thompson; three children: Marilyn Carpin, Alvin Carpin and a son in infancy; a grandson, Richard Carpin; one great-great-grandson, Ben Carpin; a daughter-in-law, Kim Carpin; and a son-in-law, Donald Beck.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6- 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, with the Rev. Fr. William Sutherland and Rev. Lola Turnbull.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Jay Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Bennetts Valley Ambulance or .
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014
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