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Wilbur H. Black

Dec 17, 2015

Wilbur H. Black, 93, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Manor Care South, Williamsport.

Born October 8, 1922 in Northumberland County, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Shoemaker) Black. On February 26, 1947 he married the former Pauline Milheim, who survives. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Wilbur was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army as an auto mechanic and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as a service manager for Fred Beasley Ford and Fran Wylie Volkswagen, both in Williamsport. Wilbur retired from Fairfield Group, Montoursville.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Turbotville. Wilbur was a life member of the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 VFW, Muncy, a member of the Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion, Muncy, the Muncy Lodge #299, F & AM, the Williamsport Consistory and the Loyalsock Mens Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Frank Fenstermacher, of Montgomery; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Benjamin and Liz Black, of Danville and Marvin “Mike” and Betty Black, of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including a close nephew, Lester and Cora Keener, of Turbotville; and his beloved cats, Sissy and Tiger.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Wilbur R. Black; three sisters, Mildred Keener, Dorothy Elliot and Erma Bryson; and two brothers, Clarence “Sonny” and Howard Black.

Friends were received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. David Jacobs, pastor of Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

Burial with full military honors followed in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com