Van Stephen Harvey, 64, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico, with his family.
He was born Jan. 17, 1950, in Barnsboro, Pa., a son of Helen Ferensic Harvey Farmery and the late James Harvey.
On Dec. 8, 1973, he married Kay (Wehry) Harvey, who survives. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
He owned and operated Harveyâ€™s Plumbing and Heating for the past 43 years in the Punxsutawney area.
He was an avid reader and loved history, especially the Civil War era.
He belonged to the â€śBust Half Nutâ€ť Club, the Indiana Coin Club and the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society, where he was also a volunteer.
In addition to his wife and mother, surviving relatives include a daughter, Katie Pierce and husband Jesse; a brother, Jamey Harvey and wife Lucinda; two sisters, KK and Callie Harvey; nieces and nephews Danny and Erin Oâ€™Brien, Trisha Smith, Caleb and Jacob Harvey, Andy and Alyssa Wehry and Eric Wazelle; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Harvey.
Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Harvey, to the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, the Punxsutawney Area Historical Society or the American Heart Association.