Obituaries

Rev. Harold Warren Wheeler

September 1, 1933 - January 19, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: January 25, 2016

Funeral Home Anthony P Litwin Jr Funeral Homes Inc

Rev. Harold Warren Wheeler, 82, of Wesley Village, Pittston passed away Jan. 19th. He was born in Dunmore on Sept. 1, 1933. He was the son of the late Albert and Eliza Cron Wheeler. His wife of 56 years, Martha (Zablotsky) Wheeler passed in 2012.

After graduating from Harford High School, Harold served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He held degrees from State University of NY, Oneonta, United Theological Seminary, and Marywood College. An ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church, Harold served churches throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York and Ohio.

Harold enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spreading smiles with his dog, Cookie, reading, writing and storytelling. He had a passion for learning; his diverse interests included: geology, languages, John Deere tractors, nature, woodworking, and the search for antiques. Throughout their life together, Harold and Martha had many travel adventures with family and friends. Always with a optimistic outlook and strong faith, Harold will be remembered for his hearty laugh and great hugs.

In addition to his wife and parents, Harold is proceeded in death by sisters, Alice Davis and Betty Ann Crecca, and a brother Albert Wheeler.

He is survived by his children: Martha and husband Jay Butler of Clarks Summit, Harold Wheeler, Jr. and wife Mary of Holdenville, OK, Theodore and wife Carol Wheeler of Bremerton, WA, Mark and wife Matilde Wheeler of Honeoye Falls, NY, Catherine and husband Jeffrey Yeagle of Phoenixville, PA. His sister Jane and husband John Raub reside in Kingsley. Grandchildren: Benjamin, Adam and wife Michelle, Chelsey, Grant, Nicholas, Mathew Wheeler, Emilee Butler, Noah Wheeler, and Eliza and Lily Yeagle. Great-grandchildren: Morgan, Jacob, and Haylee Wheeler and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Monday Jan. 25th at the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home 33 Reynolds St. Factoryville with Rev. Douglas Sivers from the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7pm at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the West Lenox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). For directions or online condolences visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.

 

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