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Robert Clair Wriglesworth

December 4, 1931 January 1, 2017
Robert Clair Wriglesworth
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Obituary for Robert Clair Wriglesworth

Robert Clair Wriglesworth, 85, of Hepburnia, passed away early Sunday morning January 1, 2017 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born December 4, 1931 in Hepburnia, Grampian RD, he was the son of Clair and Hilda (Rishell) Wriglesworth. He was the owner/operator of the Knob Farm in Hepburnia for all of his lifetime. He was a 1950 graduate of Clearfield High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War from 1954 thru 1956.

He was a birthrite member of the West Branch Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Grampian and was a 70 year and 7th degree member of the Penn Grange in Grampian. He had been the Hepburnia 4-H leader, a past president of the Grampian PTA, a past president of the Curwensville Band Association, was a member of and had served as a trustee for the Grampian-Penn-Bloom Vol. Fire Co., and was a member of the Advisory Council for the Grampian Boy Scouts.

He was a member of the Grampian Days Committee, had sung with the Grampian Choir and was awarded the Grampian “Citizen of the Year” in 2007. He had served on the Grampian Park Committee, was Secretary/Treasurer of Penn Township, had served as an agent for the Grange Mutual Insurance Company, was a member of the Grampian American Legion and had served as Commander of the Honor Guard for the annual Grampian Memorial Day Service and throughout his life had been a member of various farm organizations.

On September 12, 1956 in the Friends Meeting House, he wed the former Nancy Lee McFadden who preceded him in death on June 2, 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents and three sisters/brothers-in-law and a brother-in-law: Frances and Carlton Pentz, Ella and Charles “Bud” Bell, Catherine and Siegie Schwarzbach and William Hinneburg.

Surviving are a son and two daughters: Robert J. “Jeff” Wriglesworth and wife Karen, Donna McGary and husband Marty and Lori Rancik and husband Mike all of Hepburnia. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Brian Wriglesworth and wife Sarah, Elizabeth Wisor and husband Adam, Adam McGary and wife Justine, Abby Stiles and husband Colt, Justin McGary and fiancée Kara Melillo, Nate McGary and wife Kim, Mary Beth Moslak and husband Jimmy, Katie Williard and husband Nate and John “Speedy” Rancik.

Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren: Asher and Rosalie Wriglesworth; Eli and Madelyn Wisor; Kael, Adalie and Silas McGary; Iree, Shane and Mailey Stiles; and Sullivan McGary; as well as two sisters and a brother: Madeline Miller and husband John “Jack” and Joe Wriglesworth and wife Lois both of Hepburnia and Jean Hinneburg of Newport Richey, FL

Funeral Services for Robert C. Wriglesworth will be held at the Friends Meeting House First Street Grampian on Thursday January 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM, with Mr. Mark McFadden as Overseer. Interment will follow in the Friends Cemetery in Grampian.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Wednesday January 4, 2017 from 2 to 8 PM and again on Thursday from 9 to 11 AM, when the procession will depart for the meeting house.

The family suggests contributions be made to either the Rice Foundation P.O. Box 541867 Grand Prairie, TX 75054, Special Olympics of Clearfield County P.O. Box 335 Hyde, PA 16843, or Home for Our Troops 6 Main Street Taunton, MA 02780

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

4

Jan

2:00 PM 1/4/2017 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/4/2017 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

5

Jan

9:00 AM 1/5/2017 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/5/2017 11:00:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

5

Jan

11:30 AM 1/5/2017 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1/5/2017 12:30:00 PM
Friends Meeting House

First Street
Grampian, PA 16838

Friends Meeting House
First Street Grampian 16838 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Friends Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grandview Road
Grampian, PA 16838

Grandview Road Grampian 16838 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Special Olympics of Clearfield Co.

P.O. Box 335
Hyde, PA 16843

Homes For Our Troops

6 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Rice Foundation

P.O. Box 541867
Grand Prairie, TX 75054
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