Wilson Dewey Catherman
Oct. 12, 1928 - July 16, 2019
Wilson Dewey Catherman, 90, Warriors Mark, passed away Tuesday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care.
He was born in Warriors Mark, son of G. Dewey and Elva S. (Hannah) Catherman. On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Lorma Parsons at the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, and she died Nov. 13, 2011.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Freda Seeger; a brother-in-law, Ralph Parsons and wife, Peg; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece and caregiver, Patty Seeger.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark E. Catherman, who died Jan. 10, 2017; his twin brother, Nelson; and a sister, Dorothy Newdorff. He was the last of his immediate family.
Wilson was a 1946 graduate of Warriors Mark High School. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 8, 1950, through Oct. 25, 1952, serving in Korea as Sergeant 1st Class. He attended Pittsburgh Barber School from 1953-54. He worked at Harpster Chevrolet from 1946-50, where he was a mechanic and bus driver. He later drove a bus for the Tyrone School District from 1988-2012. Wilson was the postmaster in Warriors Mark from 1956 until his retirement in 1988. He also operated a barber shop in Warriors Mark for more than 30 years, beginning on Dec. 18, 1954.
He was a member of the Spring Mount Church of the Brethren, Free and Accepted Masons, the Scottish Rite, Jaffa Shriners Club and Cartwright Gun and Hunting Club. He was also a charter member of the Warriors Mark-Franklin Volunteer Fire Company.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 18, 2019, at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. today. Friends will also be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Friday, July 19, 2019, at the church, the Rev. Jeff Glenny officiating. Interment will follow at Burket Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark E. Catherman Fire Science Scholarship Endowment. Please make checks payable to HACC Foundation and on the memo line write Mark E. Catherman Scholarship. Please mail to HACC Foundation, P.O. Box 8915, Lancaster, PA 17604-9966 or contribute online at hacc.edu/givenow. Contributions may also be made to the Warriors Mark Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 104, Warriors Mark, PA 16877 or to Spring Mount Church of the Brethren, c/o Darlene Lake, 5054 Greystone Lane, Tyrone, PA 16686.