Jack S. Karchner, 84, ofWoodlanddied Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at theClearfieldHospital.
He was born Sept. 17, 1927, the son of Richard Karchner Sr. and Ethel (Shirey) Karchner.
Mr. Karchner retired from the U.S. Postal Service as the postmaster of the Woodland Post Office after 30 years of service. Also, he and his wife, Elaine owned and operated the former Woodland IGA for many years.
He was a 1945 graduate of theClearfieldAreaHigh School. He became a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in both World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Karchner was very involved in his community. He was a member of the Woodland Lions Club, the Bigler-Jackson-Woodland Fire Company, the Bradford Cemetery Board and the Clearfield American Legion. Most recently, he served as a volunteer for theWoodlandPark, where he maintained the grounds and ball park.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Karchner was a member of theHydeWesleyanChurch. He was also a member of theLake
Street Singers Trio, where he sang with Wally Mains and John Schenk.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine (Roberts) Karchner to whom he married June 19, 1948 in Bellwood at theEUBChurch, by the Rev. George Smith.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Dennis L. Karchner and his wife, Leigh T. ofCody,WY; Michael A. Karchner and his wife, Patricia of Woodland; and Lou Ann (Karchner) Tylwalk and her husband, Charles of Clearfield.
Surviving are grandchildren, Lindsay (Karchner)
Michael, Hillary (Karchner) Wilson, Dillon Karchner, Ryan Karchner, Curtis Karchner, Zachary Tylwalk and Zane Tylwalk and great-grandchildren, Jack Wilson and Sheydra Tylwalk.
He is also survived by a brother, Richard Karchner Jr. ofWoodlandand a sister, Elaine (Karchner) Greene of Nazareth and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Karchner and Dennis Karchner and a sister, LaRue Karchner.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. John Croft and the Rev. Robert Croft co-officiating. Burial will follow in theBradfordCemetery.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Graveside military honors will be accorded by members of the DuBois Honor Guard.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to theHydeWesleyanChurch,
1215 Riverview Rd.,Hyde,PA.
To send and online tribute, please go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.