- Local Guide
Arch Serian, 89, of Rossiter, died Thursday, July 3, 2014,
He was born April 23, 1925, a son of the late Arch and Jennie (Senott) Serian.
Mr. Serian was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during World War II.
In May of 1951, he married the former Phyllis G. Altman. She survives and resides in Rossiter.
He worked as a foreman at Loree Footwear until it closed.
Arch was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, and he devoted many years of service to maintaining the church, the grounds and the cemetery.
His enjoyments were gardening and hunting.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Joe Serian and wife Sondra of Indiana, Dave Serian of Rossiter, Dan Serian and wife Kim of Rossiter, Nancy Stamler and companion Paul Prutznal of Rossiter, Jennifer Serian of Punxsutawney, and Susan Rossey and husband Ron of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Mandy Myers, Jay Stamler and wife Julie, Alexis Serian and Lee Rossey; and three great-grandchildren, Landon Myers, Jennings and Geneva Stamler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Les Serian; and three sisters, Rose Buterbaugh, Mary Riccardo and Jennie Villella.
Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the Church of the Resurrection, celebrated by Father E. George Saletrik.
Interment will follow at the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Rossiter American Legion.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Serian's memory to the Rossiter American Legion.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.