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Howard P. Wriglesworth
Clarion: Howard P. Wriglesworth ,78, of Clearfield and formerly of Curwensville, passed away August 15, 2023 at Clarion Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 13, 1945 in Clearfield he was the son of Lorimer (Busty) and Miriam (Spanogle) Wriglesworth. He was a 1963 graduate of Curwensville Area High School where he played football until his sophomore year when he suffered a ruptured spleen. He also played baseball in the mountain league during the summers. He briefly attended DeVry University in Chicago before he returned home to join the Army. After basic training, he served two years in the Army Reserves. He then worked at the Clearfield Cheese plant before moving to driving truck for the company. He was a rock truck driver for McDonald Coal. He was also a plant foreman with Superior Pet and relocated with the company to Elizabeth City, NC in 1988. In the years following, he returned to Curwensville, drove for many different trucking companies, and served as a police officer many times with the Curwensville Borough Police Department.
In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting with his buddy Dugan Bennett. He enjoyed exercising, lifting weights and golfing with many good friends; some that went before him and others that are still around. He loved Penn State, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a former member of the Curwensville VFW, American Legion, and Moose Clubs.
He is survived by three daughters Lisa Wriglesworth and her partner Suzanne Boyea of Omaha, NE, Angela Steiner (Jake) of Clearfield, and Traci Stiles (Ron) of Hyde. Nine Grandchildren Taylor O’Dell and her fiancé James Evans, Patrick Collins and his fiancé Casey Cartwright, Brett Collins and his fiancé Phoebe Kearney, and Robert Stiles all of Clearfield, Shayla Blake (Ben) Hyde, Katherine Stiles and her fiancé Sebastian Beaman of Palm Coast FL, Leann Cutler (Devan) of Curwensville, Carson Steiner and Hayden Steiner of Olanta, PA. 14 great grandchildren Carter, Briella and Ryder Buck of Philipsburg, PA Lylah Beaman of Palm Coast, FL Sophia and Lily Evans, and Amelia and Lochlan Collins all of Clearfield, PA Jacob Blake, Hyde, PA and Abigail and Ashton Cutler of Curwensville, PA Colby and Cooper Butterworth and Braxton Harsomchuck all of Philipsburgh, PA. Two sisters Beverly Todd of Dallastown, PA, Lucille (Jim) Swanson of Clemson, NC, and a brother-in-law Hugh Dotts of Clearfield, PA, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many good friends at Graystone, especially his best friend “The Queen” Miss June Franchock.
He lived a blessed life surrounded by love and laughter. He was usually the one making everyone else laugh with his stories and jokes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda (Bloom) Wriglesworth. His brother-in-law Henry Todd and his sister Bonnie Dotts
Family and friends will be received at Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc of Curwensville on Saturday August 19, 2023 from 2-4 PM.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Howard’s name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org.
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