CENTRALIA — Carl T. Womer, 90, of 102 E. Wood St., died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Columbia Montour Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville, where he was a guest for five days. He was in failing health for several months.
He was born in Aristes, Aug. 15, 1923, a son of the late John and Katie (Fetterman) Womer. Carl resided in Centralia for much of his life.
He was a 1941 graduate of the former Conyngham High School and also attended the Williamsport Technical school where he majored in the machine shop program.
Carl served with the U.S. Army during World War II, participating in the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns as a member of the 274th Infantry of the 70th Division. He attained the rank of staff sergeant during his service.
Carl was employed by Rockwell Industries in Reading as a machinist for more than 25 years before retiring in 1987.
His family was the most important part of his life, and he also loved the outdoors, especially trees and flowers.
Carl is survived by a daughter, Kathi Womer, at home; three sons, William "Bill" Womer and his wife, Dorothy, of Dauphin, John Womer and his wife, Alice, of Harrisburg, and Carl F. Womer and his wife, Cindy, of Bloomsburg; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. He was the last of his immediate family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Bergan, Nov. 18, 2001; two brothers, Fred Womer and Russell Womer, and a sister, Mabel Peifer.
WOMER — Carl T. Womer, 90, of 102 E. Wood St., Centralia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Girardville, with a family friend, the Rev. Neil Sullivan, of St. Catherine's Parish, Harrisburg, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Centralia, with military honors by the Wilburton American Legion Post. A viewing will be held at the church from 11:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg 17815. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
Published by The News Item on May 26, 2014.