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  • ID: I24245
  • _UID: EE7CA13C60F54E77A0C364B899179DB2DF1A
  • Name: Ellwood Paul VARNER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 FEB 1920 in Conemaugh, Cambria Co. PA 1
  • Death: 6 FEB 1994 in Indiana Co. PA 1
  • Note:

    Johnstown, PA: Tribune-Democrat, issue of 8 February 1994:

    VARNER -- Ellwood Paul Sr., 73, passed away Feb. 6, 1994, at Indiana Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1920, at Conemaugh, R.D. 1, son of Clemson L. and Grace (Colbert) Varner. Was a World War II veteran with service in the South Pacific. Was combat officer and company commander in the Pacific Theater of operations. Served in Marine Corps for six years, reaching rank of captain. Was cited for bravery and leadership. A graduate of Conemaugh High School and 1942 graduate of Manhattan College, where he attended on a full football scholarship. Began his teaching and coaching career at Richland Township in 1948. Later, had teaching and coaching positions at Elders Ridge and Ligonier. Was principal at Berlin-Brothersvalley, supervising principal of Chestnut Ridge Joint Schools, [section illegible] of Towanda Schools. Was superintendent of Purchase Line Schools from 1967 to 1978. In retirement, he operated a dairy farm at Cherry Tree R.D. 2 with his youngest son. Was a member of the United Methodist Church, Purchase Line. Surviving are two sons and three daughters: Alexander P., Somerset R.D. 2; Paula W., Glen Campbell R.D. 1; Adelynn P., Mrs. Joseph (Renee) Lash, and Ellwood P. Jr., Cherry Tree R.D. 2; six grandchildren; his mother, Grace C., Conemaugh R.D. 1; two sisters, Eleanor E. Meyers, Johnstown, and Delores M. Long, Conemaugh R.D. 1; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, former Adeline L. Hallow, whom he married Nov. 10, 1951; his father, Clemson; two brothers, Montell L. and Harold C. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Albert E. Rairigh Funeral Home, Hillsdale, where service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, the Rev. William Griffith, officiating. Interment, Thompson Cemetery, Cherry Tree R.D. 2
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    Father: Clemison L. VARNER
    Mother: Grace B. COLBERT b: 28 OCT 1897 in Wesley Chapel, Cambria Co. PA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:

    Sources:
    1. Title: Johnstown, PA: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat
      Repository: Newspaper
      Date: 24 APR 2010
      Page: obituary, issue of 8 February 1994
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