Bruce R. ‘Pap’ Gwin
Bruce Ray “Pap” Gwin, 84, Frankstown Township, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening at Homewood at Martinsburg.
He was born in Tipton, son of the late Harry R. and Tressa (Snyder) Gwin. He married Doris L. McClure on Sept. 2, 1955, in Williamsburg.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Terre Detweiller and husband, Chris, of Williamsburg; a son, Bruce W. and wife, Barb, of Timmonsville, S.C.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry “Hap” of Martinsburg; and a sister, Ruth Dilling of North Fort Myers, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Dre Blakeslee Grager, on Dec. 31, 2012; and two sisters: Ann Kensinger and infant Sarah.
Bruce was a 1949 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952-54 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and attaining the rank of corporal. He retired as an electrician for Penelec, Williamsburg, in 1985 after 22 years of service, and he was of the Protestant faith.
Bruce was a member of Portage Lodge 220, F&AM, Hollidaysburg, and Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg, and a former member of Williamsburg Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles and watching sports, especially his grandchildren participating in their sporting activities and events.
Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 5, 2014, at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg, Pastor Tiffany E. Marvich and Bishop Robert Patterson officiating. Interment with military flag honors will follow at New Canoe Creek Cemetery, rural Hollidaysburg.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to Williamsburg Ambulance Club or the local charity of your choice.