Leo D. BeaneNovember 3, 1920 ~ March 22, 2017 (age 96)
Leo D. Beane, age 96, of Endeavor, PA, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Penn Highlands Brookville (Brookville Hospital), Brookville, PA. He was born November 3, 1920 in Endeavor, PA, son of the late Ellis N. and Bertha I (Ishman) Beane.
On September 4, 1953 he married Velma J. (Beck) Beane who died October 30, 2008. Leo served with the Civilian Conservation Corps at their camp in Duhring ( CCC Camp).
He served his country faithfully during WW II being honorably discharged from the US Army Air Corps, 101st Airborne. He retired after operating heavy equipment for 65 years as a member of the Operating Engineers Local #66 out of Pittsburgh, PA. He was previously employed by the Mayburg Chemical Plant and the West Hickory Tannery. He was an active member of the Endeavor Senior Center. He also belonged to the Tidioute VFW, Kellettville Sportsman Club, the National Rifle Association, and the Tionesta Amvets Post #113.
Surviving are a son, Joseph A. Beane and his wife Patricia of Punxsutawney, PA; Three daughters, Mary L. Schrecengost and her husband Michael of Marienville, PA; Toni M. Reda and her husband Gary of Dayton, PA. Nancy I. Garrett and her husband Chris of Roanoke, Texas. Seven grandchildren, Andrea Cussins and her husband Dan of Marienville; Holly Chipman and her husband Alec of St. John Virgin Islands; Melinda White and her husband Michael of Brookville; Seth Burkett, Alex Beane and Miranda Beane, all of Punxsutawney; Mikayla Baka of New Castle, PA. Four great-grandchildren, Emma and Luke Cussins both of Marienville. Megan and Madison White both of Brookville. Numerous in laws in addition to many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife Velma, Leo was also preceded in death by a daughter, Hope J. Baka, who died November 22, 2001.
Friends will be received at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta on Saturday from 3-7. Friends will also be received on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 10 to 11am at the funeral home followed by funeral services at 11 am with Pastor Randy L. Evans officiating. Full military rights will be accorded by the VFW Post. The Tionesta Amvets will gather for services at 6:45 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kiffer Hill Cemetery in Tionesta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kellettville Sportsman Club 13685 RT 666 Tionesta, PA 16353 or to the Tionesta Amvets PO Box 24 Tionesta, PA 16353.