Dean H. “Shorty” Confer Sr.
Dean H. “Shorty” Confer Sr., 80, of Hughesville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital.
Born May 27, 1928, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Lloyd D. and Vesta R. Huff Confer. He and his wife, the former V. June Gearhart, would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on April 26, 2009.
Dean was a WW II veteran serving in the US Navy. He retired from the former Hon Industries in 1990 after having worked there for over 30 years as a truck driver. Dean was also a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Dean H. (Ivy) Confer of Muncy; five daughters, Beverly J. (John) Perritt of Unityville, Peggy S. (Kevin) Armstrong of Pennsdale, Dawn M. Magargle of Hughesville, Robin E. (Mark) Shaner of Hughesville and Kelly A. Confer of Hughesville; a sister, Melva Smith of Muncy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Dean was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Confer; two brothers, Neil and William Confer; and two sisters, Helen M. Charles and Mabel Lovell.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.