William A. Hartzfeld (1925 - 2017)

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William A. Hartzfeld, 91, of Soldier, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.
He was born April 27, 1925, in Grampian. He was the son of the late Ruben and Georgia Pauline (Walburn) Hartzfeld.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a member of the VFW in Maryland and the American Legion in Sykesville.
On March 16, 1948, he married Margaret (Muth) Hartzfeld; she preceded him in death in July of 1975. He then made his home with his best friend and companion, Angeline Tabone from 1979 till her death in February of 1990. William then lived with Angeline's daughter, Diana Lynn (Randy) Walburn from 1992 until his passing.
He worked for 23 years with White Motor Company of Maryland and six years for Robert Cole Trucking of Falls Creek. William was a transmission and rear end heavy duty mechanic.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Fields of Curwensville and Angeline's daughters: Christine Liberti of Buffalo, N.Y., Josephine (Fred) Nichols of Westville, Pa., Marlene (Donald) Bloom of Stump Creek, Pa., Mary (James) Deters of Reynoldsville, Pa., and Diana (Randy) Walburn of Soldier, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his companion; a son, Byron Hartzfeld; and a granddaughter, Rebecca Hartzfeld. Also by Angeline's daughter, Patricia Roy; a brother, Henry Hartzfeld; and his sisters: Fay Welder, Ruth Muth, Ruby Heffner, Edie Walker, Laura Bloom, and Mary Bloom. He was the last survivor of his immediate family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in Sykesville. A service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend David Nagele officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will take place in ABVM Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
212 East Main Street
Sykesville, PA 15865
(814) 894-2230
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 25, 2017
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