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Pete Harvath, 76

August 21, 2011

Pete Harvath, 76, Ellenboro, N.C., died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born May 1, 1935, in Indiana County, a son of the late Adam and Mary (Vascovich) Horvath.

He graduated from Clymer High School in 1955, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Harvath worked in manufacturing many years for Greensteel-Korok in Dixonville, and in the coal mining industry for Pennsylvania Power and Light/Greenwich Collieries of Ebensburg.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Greek Orthodox Catholic Church of Clymer.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 49 years, Mary Hauck Harvath; two sons, Edward Harvath and wife, Sherry of Bloomingdale, Ga., and Harry Harvath and wife, Terri of Mahaffey; a daughter,Margaret Harvath Mitchell and husband, David of Mooresboro, N.C.; a brother, Michael Harvath of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Susan Korson and family of River Vale, N.J.; his mother in-law, Margaret Hauck of Ellenboro; and a brother in-law, Walter Hauck of Grampian; six grandchildren, Bethany Harvath, Kyle Harvath, Cherianne Harvath, Jessica Harvath, Jesse Mitchell and Jennalea Mitchell; and two step-grandchildren, Kegan Ransom and Cortney Ransom.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

Private services honoring Mr. Harvath's life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Harrelson Funeral Home, Forest City, N.C.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.

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