Howard E. Bathrick, 86, of Keeneyville, PA

Howard E. BATHRICK, 86, of Keeneyville, PA, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

Born March 10, 1925, in Sabinsville, PA, he was the son of George and Laura Mascho Bathrick.

On November 25, 1948, in Rome, NY, he married the former Veronica Klara, who predeceased him on January 12, 2006.

A US Army Air Force Veteran, he served honorably from 1945 – 1948.  A native of Sabinsville, he resided in Austinburg, NY, Nelson, PA, and Keeneyville since 1978.  He was employed by Eberle Tannery in Westfield for seven years, a self-employed electrician for ten years, and as a millwright for Ralston-Purina for ten years and Agway for nine years.

Surviving are:  two grandchildren, Jasin (Heather Hurlburt) Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA and Shauna (Robert Edelen) Colegrove of Keedysville, MD;  three great-grandchildren, Alexandria Edelen, Gabriel Edelen, and Morgyn Colegrove;  and a sister, Leila (Ernest) Hunt of Genesee, PA.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Norma Colegrove in 1992;  and a brother, Earlton Bathrick.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, April 4, 2011 in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed atwww.olneyfh.com.


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