Ford C. Dick

Ford C. Dick, 88, Ore Hill, died Tuesday morning at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown, after an extended illness.

He was born in Brookes Mills, son of the late Harlan and Elizabeth (Wyant) Dick. He married Ethel M. Burke on April 18, 1947, in Juniata.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Cheryl A. Seiler and husband, Bruce, of Duncansville; two granddaughters: Brandy Seiler of Lancaster and Michelle Seiler of Duncansville; and a sister, Pearl Feathers of Ore Hill.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers: Wilfred “Screech,” Chester, Ray, Henry, Bill, John, Crist and Paul; and two sisters: Kate and Mary.

Ford was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in Japan. He retired from Appleton Papers Inc. in 1977. He was a member of Ore Hill Union Church, where he had served as a worship leader, and he also belonged to Iron Masters Country Club, Shanty Shakers Camping Club and Murray-Appleman American Legion Post 147 and Ray-Camp VFW Post 7689, both of Roaring Spring.

Ford enjoyed his flowers, gardening, camping, golfing, woodworking and coin collecting.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, by Pastor Michael Abell. Interment with military honors performed by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring.

Contributions in Ford’s memory may be given to Ore Hill Union Church or the American Cancer Society.