Paul R. Wolverton, 90, of 21 Grotto Drive
Danville, PA, where he had resided since August of 2000, and formerly of 514
E. Front Street Danville, PA passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Geisinger
Medical Center, Danville, PA of complications resulting from a fall at his
home. He was born February 4, 1922 in Danville, PA, the son of the late
Robert Boyd and Flora E. Kashner Wolverton.
He was a graduate of Danville High School. As
a Private in the United States Army, he served during World War II in the
Philippines and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Wolverton was
employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in the
Danville Borough for 35 years. After his retirement, he was a self-employed
income tax preparer. Mr. Wolverton also served as the Director of Montour
County Veterans Affairs for a few years. A member of Shiloh United Church
of Christ, he served faithfully as a Sunday school Superintendent, Sunday
school teacher and on the Consistory. Mr. Wolverton was the church liaison
to the Boy Scout Troop that met at the church. His memberships also
included the Danville American Legion, the Danville VFW, Friendship Fire
Company, the Moose Lodge and the Danville Lions Club.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and
spending time with his family. He was loved very much by all of them and
will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Miriam
M. “Mim” Litz Wolverton who he married on December 25, 1941. Surviving are
two sons, Raymond B. Wolverton and his wife Carolyn P. of Denver, PA and
Paul R. Wolverton and his wife Margie of Falling Waters, WV. Surviving also
are three granddaughters: Jennifer Wisner and her husband Todd of Vienna,
VA, Joanna Harper and her husband Thomas of Greensburg, PA and Erica
Wolverton of Martinsburg, WV and one great-grandson, Raymond D. Harper. He
was preceded in death by one brother, Robert S. Wolverton, in 2011, and two
sisters: Edna VanHorn in 2001 and Mary Krum in 2010. Also surviving are
several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
Celebration of Paul’s life which will be held on June 23 at 12 PM at Shiloh
United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom Road, Danville, PA with the Reverend Mary
B. Schmotzer officiating. Friends will be received from 11 AM until the
time of service at the church. Burial will be private in the Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Danville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Shiloh UCC Building Improvement Fund at the above address.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W. Mahoning Street, Danville PA.