Harold G. Wertman
Harold G. Wertman, 87, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in the Gatehouse at Williamsport, Pa. Born in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pa., on Friday, April 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Leonard T. and Arvilla (Foust) Wertman.
Harold was the husband of Victoria (Selian) Wertman with whom he celebrated a 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23, 2011.
He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific where he participated in the invasion of Saipan.
Harold was employed on the assembly floor at Sprout Waldron at Muncy where he had been employed for 33 years.
He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church at Muncy, Pa. Harold was a 50 year member of Muncy Lodge No. 299, F. & A.M., the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport and the now defunct Keystone Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1 at Muncy. He was an avid baseball fan and had played baseball for the semi pro team, The House of David, during which time he was scouted by the Detroit Tigers. He continued to play baseball for most of his adult life. He was an avid NASCAR and Indy racing fan. His favorite hobby, which he was excellent at, was gardening.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Lawrence Gene Wertman, Muncy, Pa.; one brother, Robert Louis Wertman, Hughesville, Pa.; and his cousin, Gordon Motter, with whom he was raised as a brother. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Wertman, who was killed during World War II in the Philippines during the battle for Luzon and Richard William Wertman.
At the request of Harold, there will be no services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Muncy Lodge No. 299, Free and Accepted Masons, C/O George A. Fraley, 95 First Ave., Muncy, PA 17756.
Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.