HEMPFIELD TWP., PA (MyValleyTributes) - Harry E. McMinn, Jr., 92, of West Methodist Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Saturday morning, November 17, 2018, in his residence, after a brief illness.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 19, 1926, to Harry E. McMinn, Sr. and Rebecca G. (Lindsay) McMinn.
Harry was a 1944 graduate of Carrick High School, Pittsburgh, had attended Carnegie Tech and from 1944-1946, Harry served in the United States Navy as a motor machinist's mate 3rd class.
Harry was employed for 33 years as a draftsman at the former Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, retiring in 1985.
Harry was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, where he served as an elder and a deacon.
Harry was a member of F&AM #318 McKinley Stuckrath Lodge, The Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter #212, Greenville VFW #3374 and the American Legion #140.
His hobbies included gardening and watercolor painting. Harry was a humble man who always had a hand out to help others.
On November 24, 1949, he married the former Doris J. Cotton, she passed away January 6, 2017.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet C. Brum and her husband, Daniel, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; a son-in-law, Ken Skidmore of Christiansburg, Virginia; two grandchildren, Andrew Skidmore and Lee Skidmore and his wife, Hannah and a great-granddaughter, Laurel Ann Skidmore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Kenneth E. McMinn; a daughter, Leslie Ann Skidmore and a sister, Dorothy Conley.
Generous gratitude to all his neighbors who offered kindness, love and support throughout the years.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 South Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12:00 Noon, at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 South Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania, with Reverend David A. Dobi, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 20 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.