Mark Pennsy

Mark Pennsy, 89, of Rural Valley, passed away on September 26, 2015 at the VA Medical Center – Oakland, PA.

He was born on April 27, 1926 to George and Margaret (Oswalt) Pennsy of Philipsburg, PA. He married Betty J. (Whittaker) Pennsy who preceded him in death Nov. 19 2006. Mark was a WWII Veteran serving during the “Invasion of Normandy” on D-Day. After serving his time in the Navy, Mark worked throughout the local area ebbing and flowing with the fluctuations of the economy.

Later, he worked for the US Postal Service in Rural Valley serving as a Civil Servant for more than 20 years, then devoted 10 years in volunteering to tutor young men and women in preparation for their GED. Mark loved to read and felt that the ability to read is paramount.

Mark is survived by his daughter Lavina J. “Cookie” McGill and Fiance Lee Leiner of Butler, PA son Mark A. “Buck”(Anne) Pennsy of Punxsutawney, PA five grandchildren Alan L. (Kate) McGill, Ryan C. (Ida) McGill, CW4 Paul F. Sherry, Mark A.(Dr. Tanya Martof) Pennsy, Kelly A. (Greg) Skarbek; 7 great-grandchildren – Daniel Stambera, Joey and Josh Pennsy, Jake, Ben and Brooke Skarbek, and Desiree Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 7 siblings.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9-11 AM at the Carson/Boyer Funeral Home, Inc. 724 W. Main St. Rural Valley. Funeral Services will immediately follow at the Rural Valley Cemetery with Military Honors. Pastor Dennis Howard will officiate. Burial will take place in Rural Valley Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to Carson Boyer Funeral Home.

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