Harold L. Dugan

Harold L. Dugan

Harold L. Dugan, 91, of Beagle Road, Mill Hall, passed away Dec. 22, 2017 at his home.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1926 in Lairdsville to Judson and Ocie Reed Dugan.

Harold was a graduate of the Woolrich schools. He is a World War II Navy veteran having served on the USS Savannah and other ships during WWII, from 1944 to 1947.

He owned and operated his own coal business and also worked at Piper Aircraft, retiring in 1984 when the plant closed. He drove truck for Confer Trucking for several years and then went to work at the Weis Market from 1990 to 1999. He then took a part-time job with auctioneer Harry Schenck.

Harold enjoyed tinkering and building things. He loved to collect “discarded junk” from people, dismantle it and then recycle it to the salvage yard where he would make a few dollars. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a huge John Wayne fan. John Wayne was his hero and he enjoyed watching any movie with John Wayne.

Harold was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Snyder Dugan, on May 20, 1976; they were married on Jan. 10, 1948.

On June 22, 1985, he married Joyce Fisher Eggler.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, Harold is survived by two sons, Harry (Michi) Dugan of Wisconsin and Lloyd (Kim) Dugan of Lock Haven; two daughters, Georgette (Floyd) Rupert of Beech Creek and Nancy (Ron) Young of Lock Haven; two stepsons, Rick (Peg) Eggler of State College and Tim (Vicki) Eggler of Lock Haven; two stepdaughters, Judy Eggler (Charlie Walizer) of Mill Hall and Connie (Bob) Carey of Lock Haven. Together Harold and Joyce have 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife, Kathryn, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Donald, Carl and Lester, and five sisters, Leota, Erma, Mary Ellen, Florence and Celia; also, a step-son, Gary Eggler, a step-grandson, Todd Rathmell, and two infant great-grandsons, Owen and Elijah Finerfrock.

Harold was the last surviving child of the 10 children born to Judson and Ocie.

Harold was a friend to all and a foe to no one. He would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. He will be missed by many and will always be loved by all.

Funeral services for Harold L. Dugan will be held Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Pastor Frank Hartzel will officiate. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home two hours prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday. Dec. 29 2017.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harold’s name to Rote United Methodist Church, 102 Beagle Road, Mill Hall, Pa. 17751.

Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com