Howard D. Irvin, 69, of Frenchville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Surveyor, a son of the late Homer and Vivian (Stiner) Irvin.
Mr. Irvin retired as an owner operator in the trucking business. Prior to that, he was self-employed in the lumber industry, running a saw mill and logging. In his early years, he worked in the strip mines. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served from 1960-1963.
He loved being outside working his farm and tending to the cows. Most recently, he especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by four children, David M. Irvin and his wife, Connie of Lecontes Mills and Ernie E. Irvin, Connie E. English and Wayne L. Irvin and his wife, Denise, all of Frenchville; seven grandchildren, Pamala Garito, Rebecca Ann, Katelyn and Zachary Irvin, Brittany Ditty, Wesson Shimel and Isaac and Matthew Irvin; brothers and sisters, Joe Irvin of Georgia, Tom Irvin of Clearfield, Judy Owens of Lecontes Mills, Sarah Amon of Shawville, Jeff Irvin of Woodland and John Irvin of Frenchville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Renaud) Irvin on Oct. 21, 2006 and whom he wed Feb. 8, 1964 in Frenchville. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Stimpson and two brothers, James and Ron Irvin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kevin A Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with Pastor Scott Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in the Eden Cemetery, Shawville.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, 113 N. Third St., Clearfield.
To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.