Arthur I. Aungst

Arthur I. Aungst, 92, Hesston, died Tuesday afternoon at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in McKee, son of the late George M. and Sara K. (Lewis) Aungst. He was previously married three times, first to Anna Ritchey, then to Mayme Grothwhol, and then to Jacqueline Renyck.

Surviving are a daughter, Lou Ann Albright and husband, Donald “Pickle,” of East Freedom; Lou Ann’s brother, Timothy J. Aungst and wife, Nicole, and family of East Freedom; an adopted step-granddaughter, Lacia Renyck of Mapleton; three grandchildren: Heather, Rachel and Lauren; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Geist, a resident of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg; and special friends: Kirby, Sue and Lynn Kane.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Aungst; three brothers: James, George Jr. and Paul; and a sister, Ethel Bowser.

Arthur was a 1940 graduate of Morrison Cove High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the 866th Engineer Aviation Battalion. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, had owned and operated the Knotty Pine in East Freedom for many years and had also driven a school bus.

Arthur was a member of Duncansville VFW Post 7689, Huntingdon VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon American Legion Post 24 and Huntingdon Moose Lodge 223. He enjoyed watching sports, spending time at Raystown Lake and caring for his dog, Scarlet.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 5, 2013, at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, by Pastor Mark Lingenfelter. Interment will be made in Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Contributions in Arthur’s memory may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.