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Harry L. Haynes
Harry L. Haynes, 92, of 610 W. Whitehall Rd., State College, PA formerly of Sizerville Rd., Emporium died at Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care, State College, PA on Saturday morning (October 9, 2021). He was born November 4, 1928 in Keating Summit, PA a son of the late Chester A. and Ethel E. Pelchy Haynes.
On November 8, 1947 in First Baptist Church, Emporium he married the late Ethel L. LaPolt, who shared his life for 67 years.
Mr. Haynes was a 20-year Air Force veteran, traveling the United States and world during military service. However, his heart never left the green hills of Pennsylvania and was happiest upon returning to the Emporium-area. He became a letter carrier, his "best job ever." His caring, outgoing personality endeared him to the people on his postal route. He loved exploring the outdoors, and hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was known for tending his massive garden and freely sharing the abundant produce.
For many years, he taught Sunday School and led Bible Study as a member of the First Baptist Church. He held office in the Odin Grange. He served on the board of the Portage Township Cemetery Association for many years.
Harry is survived by two daughters, Jane (Michael) Pierzga, Pennsylvania Furnace and Judy (Edward) Langsdale, Bedford, TX; four grandchildren: Nikki Foxx, Bryan Pierzga, Lindsay Langsdale & Jordan Lansdale; two sisters, Florence Rossman, Coudersport and Eleanor Sebring, Colorado Springs, CO.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Lester & Norman Haynes; five sisters, Rachael Boyer, Fannie Weaver, Jennie Ludwig, Vernice Berton and Dorothy Shunk.
A Private Family Service will be held with the family at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA
Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA
If desired, Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army..
So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏
Debbie Belin Oct 18 2021 5:06 PM
Jane & Judy & Families ,
I'm so sorry for your loss .
We have such wonderful memories with Uncle Harry & Aunt Ethel from picking blueberries , haying season & corn roasts by the crick .
May he Rest In Peace with our Savior .
Donna & Paige Yoder Oct 13 2021 6:18 PM
I have such fond memories of Harry in the Firsr Baptist Church. From his knowledge of the Bible, teaching the Sunday School Class, and passing communion to name a few. He was always in the kitchen helping at any Church supper and helped with Bible School. What a beautiful example of a Christian Man. My condolences to the family. With love….Wendy L Magaro
Wendy L Magaro Oct 12 2021 1:39 PM
To the family of Harry Haynes my sympathies. Harry was a pillar in the Baptist Church and taught my Sunday School Class for many years. Prayers for comfort and peace. May your memories sustain you. With Love,
Nancy R Brown Oct 12 2021 1:33 PM
Jane and Judy and family's we are so sorry for your Loss.
We know he joins Aunt Ethel in Heaven.
Debbie Crosby Oct 11 2021 6:32 PM
Sorry to hear this news Jane and Judy. My condolences to you and your families.
Bonnie Shaw Smith class 1975
Bonita Smith Oct 10 2021 8:32 PM
To the family of Harry Haynes. So sorry for the loss of your Father. He and your mother were such good friends to my parents (Ken & Micky Cleaveland). I pray that your memories and the knowledge that he was thought of fondly by so many will bring you comfort in this difficult time. Beth & Dave McCaskill
Beth McCaskill Oct 10 2021 7:02 PM