Obituary Notice: Orvis B. Fletcher

Orvis B. ?Biff? Fletcher, 90 of Clearfield, passed away July 20, 2010 at the Clearfield Hospital.

Born on Aug. 21, 1919 in Clearfield, he was the son of Hoad and Adda (Carr) Fletcher.

Mr. Fletcher was a retired roofer for J. Maxwell English of Sandy Ridge, PA and had also been employed by Sterling Roofing and Soult Lumber Company.

He was a lifetime member of the West Side United Methodist Church in Clearfield, PA.

Mr. Fletcher was a veteran of World War II and was in the 22nd Armored Engineers 5th Armored Division of the United States Army. One of his greatest joys was to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. with his family.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a lifetime member and oldest member of the Fletcher Camp. He taught all of his daughters and their families all about the outdoors and enjoyed time spent at camp, especially ice skating and sled riding. Mr. Fletcher enjoyed watching his flowers and tomato plants grow and kept his bird feeders full for the birds and squirrels in his yard.

He was a member of the John Lewis Shade, Post #6 of the American Legion in Clearfield, PA and was a member of the Old Town Sportsman?s Club.

Mr. Fletcher is survived by four daughters: Sharon S. Hawkins and her husband Bill of Madera, PA, Kathy J. Wilson and her husband Herb of Clearfield, PA, Bonnie K. Young and her husband Randy of Clearfield, PA and Terry L. Catalano and her husband Mike of Clearfield, PA; eleven grandchildren: Jennifer DuFour, Willie Hawkins, Andy Hawkins, Ryan Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Valerie Swales, Alyson Young, Michelle Kavelak, Ashlee Kavelak, Nicole Larson and Joe Catalano; eight great-grandchildren: Greg and Hailey DuFour, Fletcher and Emily Wilson, Denis and Elli Swales, Ayden Waugh and Andrew Larson; a sister, Wilda Selfridge of Clearfield, PA and a brother, Kenneth Fletcher of Colfax, CA; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy J. (Green) Fletcher, whom he married on April 19, 1948 and who passed away on February 14, 1997; a sister, Amy Danver and five brothers: Veryl Fletcher, Robert Fletcher, Marl Fletcher, Fred Fletcher and Odell Fletcher.

Funeral services will be held on July 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., 312 E. Locust Street, Clearfield, PA with Rev. Rodger J. Gorton officiating. Interment will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde, PA.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on July 22 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and on the day of services from 10:00 until the hour of services.

Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Clearfield Honor Guard with members from the American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Michael F. Sickes Post #1785.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312-9067 or the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

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