Robert Van Aken (1929 - 2014)

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Robert Van Aken, 85, Brookville, a guest at Brookside Senior Living Center, Brookville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.
Born June 4, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Van Lee Van Aken and Clara E. Miller Van Aken.
He was married to Beverly J. Hoffman on March 25, 1950, in Colon, Mich. She preceded him in death May 19, 2006.
He worked for Commodore Corporation as a carpenter for 50 years.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brookville and the Order of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Claudia (Denny) Henry of Brookville, Cathy (Tom) Dinger of Brookville; a son, Cury (Mariyn) Van Aken of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Edward Van Aken of Centerville, Mich.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Charles Van Aken.
Friends will be received at the time of services. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Brookville, with the Rev. Johanna Baker officiating. Burial will be in Brookville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 62 Pickering St., Brookville, PA. 15825.
The McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from July 17 to July 18, 2014