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Paul R. Wolverton, 90


June 9, 2012


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.  www.visneski.com


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