2012-08-30 / Obituaries

Harold D. Cartwright

August 23, 2012

Harold Cartwright Harold Cartwright Harold D. (Bo) Cartwright of Bartron Road, Tunkhannock, passed away on Thursday Aug. 23, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock.

He was born in Noxen on May 28, 1937, son of the late Moses and Eva Hopfer Cartwright.

Bo was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1956, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He and his wife, Maggie, whom he married on Feb. 17, 1968, were the owners of Bo’s Auto Body until 1979. In 1981, he opened Stoney Mountain Garden Center, retiring in 1995. They worked side by side all their married life.

Bo enjoyed many wonderful winters in Marathon Grassy Key in the Florida Keys and spent a few winters in Frostproof, FL. Bo was a car buff and started working on them in his early teens. Over the years he won numerous awards for his antique cars. His last big project was the restoration of a 1957 Thunderbird from the ground up.

Surviving is his wife Marguerite (Maggie) Bush Cartwright. Also surviving are a sister, Helen and husband Donald Carey of Shavertown, motherin law, Blanch of Springville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clark and Barbara Bush of South Montrose, Mary and Al Mullen of Arkansas, Eugene and Nancy Bush of Springville,

Jo Ann Baker and

Richard Clark of

Kingsley, Alan Bush of Easton, Elneda and Matt Conners of

California, his almost adopted daughter, Diane Kenia and granddaughter,

Brandy Kenia of

Tunkhannock; several nephews, nieces and his dog


He was preceded in death by brothers, James and John; a half-brother, Robert Ziegler, and his pet dogs, Pokey, Princes and Honey.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Russell Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Mott.

Interment was in Sunny Side Cemetery.

Friends called on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cartwright Fund for the Tunkhannock Public Library, c/o The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, 260 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801; the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Janet Brown, 530 Avery Station Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or the Wyoming County Chorale, PO Box 111, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.

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