- Local Guide
Harold F. Divelbiss, 90, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 3, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Roy and Jessie (Morris) Divelbiss.
June 17, 1950, in Ford City, he married Anna Belle Tibby, who survives.
Mr. Divelbiss was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church, as well as the Punxsutawney Country Club, American Legion Post 62 and the Central Fire Company for 42 years.
He was also a former coach and then a player agent for the Groundhog Little League.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 with the 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, and earned a Bronze Star medal.
Mr. Divelbiss donated the original â€śPeteâ€ť golf cart to the athletic training staff at Punxsutawney Area High School. He was active in the Punxsutawney Booster Club and was a founding member of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame.
He worked as an assistant cashier at Punxsutawney National Bank, a comptroller for Hoffman Diamond Products, and also as an enforcement officer for Jefferson County Domestic Relations.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three sons, David R. â€śWickâ€ť Divelbiss and wife Beverly of Punxsutawney, John E. Divelbiss and wife Cindy of Reading, and James T. Divelbiss and wife Kathy of Punxsutawney; six grandchildren, Marcy Galando and husband Dominick, Matthew Divelbiss and wife Betsey, Adam Divelbiss, Andrew Divelbiss, Ethan Divelbiss and Quinn Divelbiss; and three great-granddaughters, Hannah and Emma Galando, and Lillian Divelbiss.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Presbyterian Church, Punxsutawney, with the Rev. Brett Swanson officiating.
Interment will be at Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
The family has suggested memorials be made in Mr. Divelbissâ€™ memory to the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church or the Central Fire Company.