2014-05-01 / Obituaries

Lloyd Huffman

April 28, 2014

Lloyd Huffman Lloyd Huffman Mr. Lloyd Stanley Huffman, 85, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp.

Born on March 24, 1929, in Wyalusing, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Georgia Meeks Huffman. He was a member of the last class to graduate from the “old” Wyalusing High School in the Class of 1947. He met the former Kathryn Kuhnle of Wilmot, PA at a square dance; they were married on April 3, 1948. They continued dancing the rest of their days, recently celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. In his early years, he worked on his family farm and then went to work for Welles Mill Feed Co. He and two brothers started and ran Huffman Brothers Trucking for a number of years. In 1965, he went to work for Sylvania, from which he later retired after 26 years of service.

Lloyd enjoyed camping with the children when the kids were young, then continued camping and extensive traveling with Kathryn throughout the U.S. and abroad. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; he enjoyed making bikes, trikes and wagons for them. Lloyd lost his sight in July of 2006 and was able to make only one more bus trip to Florida.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as a member of their choir. Lloyd was a member of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group, as well as a 50-year member of the International Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department where he drove the ambulance. Together with Kathryn they ran the chicken barbecue at the annual firemen’s carnival for over 40 years. Lloyd founded the local Wyalusing and Wysox Alcoholics Anonymous chapters. He also volunteered at Park Place Senior Center, as well as volunteering at Guthrie Hospice for 11 years.

Surviving are his spouse, Kathryn; daughters and sonin laws, Nanette and Jim Good of Towanda, Adele and Charles Hix of Burton, OH, Janet and Tom Nowak of East Aurora, NY; son and daughterin law, William and Ruth Huffman of West Palm Beach, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Larry Kneller of Camptown; sister-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) Huffman of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Melinda, Erica, Brianne, Jared, Laura, Jeffrey, Kristyna and Kevin; greatgrandson, Jason Hoffman and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David Lloyd Huffman on Dec. 18, 2009; six brothers, Levi Huffman, Melbourne Huffman, Andrew Huffman, Alfred Huffman, Raymond Huffman and Norman Huffman and a sister, Gladys Huffman.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Chapel, Wilmot Twp., with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

Friends may call on Friday, May 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.

The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Tom Miller, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or St. John’s Chapel, c/o Stacy Kaufmann, 1480 Wilmot Road, New Albany, PA 18833.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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