Wayne J. Stahlman

wayneWayne J. Stahlman, Jr., age 89, of Parker, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at his daughter’s home.

He was born in Clarion, PA on July 9, 1924, the son of Wayne J. Stahlman, Sr. and Margaret (McIntire) Stahlman.

Wayne was a self-employed farmer for forty years in Conneration and he also worked for Stahlman Plumbing and Heating. He honorably served in the US Navy during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Rimersburg American Legion Post 454 and the VFW Post 7132. Wayne attended the Concord Presbyterian Church in Parker. He was a very talented carpenter who enjoyed woodworking. His family will forever cherish the grandfather clocks, music boxes, and gun cabinets he made for them.

He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Margaret “Peggy” Fair and friend, Joseph Cook of Parker, and Judith A. Huff of Sykesville; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Stahlman and wife, Eileen of Brookville; and a sister, Alice Brown of Corsica.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 56 years, Laura Elsie (Smith) Stahlman whom he married May 9, 1946 and who died April 15, 2002; an infant granddaughter, Crystal Huff; two brothers, Carl and Donald Stahlman; and a sister, Dorothy Oakes.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 758 Main St., Rimersburg.

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Concord Presbyterian Church, 2662 Concord Church Road, Parker, PA 16049, with the Pastor Randy Evans officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the Rimersburg VFW Post #7132 and American Legion Post #454 immediately following the service.

Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.

Contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Concord Presbyterian Church, 2662 Concord Church Road, Parker, PA 16049, or to the Clarion Forest VNA Hospice, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214.


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