Harold Victor Camberg, 91, Ansonville (Irvona), died Wednesday at Clearfield Hospital after a brief illness.
Also known as Sonny, Cammy, HV, Swede and Pap, he was born in Berwinsdale RD, son of the late Carl and Ellen (Ecklund) Camberg. He married Margarette Cloy Caldwell on June 24, 1947, in Glen Hope.
Surviving are two sons: Harold L. "Howie" and wife, Jean, of Brisbin and David L. and wife, Kathy, of Glen Hope; four granddaughters: Theresa Mast and husband, Andy, of State College, Carol Mynatt and husband, Brian, of Roanoke, Va., Laura Pushcar and husband, Mark, of Pittsburgh and Dana Belella and husband, Matt, of Hummelstown; a great-granddaughter, Ava Kathryn Mast of State College; a sister, Doris Ellen Lesher of Coalport; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margarette "Peg," on Dec. 13, 2000; and an infant son, William Harold.
Harold was a 1938 graduate of Madera High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict, having served as a staff sergeant in supply in the European theater in WWII. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star.
After his return from WWII, he worked as a mechanic for Dotts Motor Co. in Clearfield. In 1966, he established H.V. Camberg Services Inc. and provided school transportation services, mechanic work and auto repair from his business in Ansonville. He drove a school bus for the Moshannon Valley School District, transporting children from Ansonville, Glen Hope and Madera, and was a beloved "grandpa" to many a schoolchild. In 2007, HV Inc. opened Camberg's Cozy Corner in Osceola Mills, an ice cream and limited-menu restaurant where Sonny enjoyed being the greeter.
He was a life member of the Curwensville Moose Lodge 268, a charter member of the Glen Hope Fire Company, one of the founding members of the Black Knight Booster Club, a 50-year member of the Curwensville Masonic Lodge, a 50-year member of the Valley of Altoona Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Jaffa Shrine and Clearfield Shrine Club, and a member of the Madera VFW and John Lewis Shade American Legion Post 6, Clearfield.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona, where the Noble Lodge 480 of Curwensville will conduct a Masonic memorial funeral service at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the funeral home, Pastors Jonathan Schnibben and Robert Queen co-officiating. Interment will be at Fruit Hill Cemetery, New Millport.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Glen Hope Fire Company, 48 Pine St., Glen Hope, PA 16645; Faith United Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 325, Houtzdale, PA 16651; or Knight Booster Club at Moshannon Valley High School, 4934 Green Acre Road, Houtzdale, PA 16651.