Harold L. Shultz, 90, formerly of Hollidaysburg RR 1 and Elmcroft, went to be with the Lord Monday morning at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Fred and Esther (Smith) Shultz. He married Vera B. Shoop on Aug. 28, 1943, in Hollidaysburg, and she died Feb. 13, 2008, after having shared 64 years of marriage.
Surviving are a son, Terry H. and wife, Joy, of Altoona; five grandchildren: Chuck and wife, Angel, Kevin, Bill and wife, Courtney, Shelly Winge and husband, Michael, and Jason and wife, Jennifer; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Russell and wife, Nancy, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by three sisters: Dorothy Whetstine, Madelon Goshen and Florence Shoop; and six brothers: Dean, Don, Ken, Cloyd, Bob and Lester.
Harold was a 1940 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and attended Altoona Bible Institute for a year. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in WWII in the 3017th Engineer Maintenance Company and the 4th Engineer Special Brigade in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He also served in the Korean conflict with the 756th Headquarters Company.
He retired from Appleton Papers Inc., Roaring Spring (formerly D.M. Bare Paper Co.), as a kiln attendant in 1984 after 30 years of service, and he was formerly employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Harold was a charter member of Reservoir Bible Church, where he taught Sunday school and Bible school and served as a deacon for 55 years. He also did volunteer work for Child Evangelism Fellowship. He enjoyed reading his Bible, playing baseball with his family, gardening and crossword puzzles. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and Hollidaysburg High School Tigers fan.
Friends will be received from noon until the 3 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, by Pastor Richard Wilson. Full military honors will be provided by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.