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Harold O. "Hud" Wetzel, 90

June 6, 2014

Harold O. "Hud" Wetzel, 90, of New Castle, passed away the afternoon of June 3, 2014, at Jameson Hospital.

Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Rossiter, Pa., he was a son of Ray and Mildred Cessna Wetzel.

Surviving at home is his wife of 30 years, Helen Waite Wetzel, whom he married Jan. 5, 1984.

Hud served his country in the Army as a sergeant with the 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, receiving the Purple Heart.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Medure's Sand Company.

Hud was active in several organizations, including the American Legion in Glen Campbell, Pa., the VFW in Indiana, Pa., and the Eagles Club of New Castle.

He was an avid bowler and was of Methodist faith.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Sue and Wayne Glenn of Charlotte, North Carolina, Debra and Richard Dale of Punxsutawney, and Denise and Donald Johnson of Indiana, Pa.; one son, Harold Wetzel of Indiana, Pa.; his former wife, Grace Brickel Wetzel of Punxsutawney; one sister, Freida Farmery of St. Marys, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

The family will not be having calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Burnside Cemetery in Burnside, Pa.

The Rev. John Buchmann of Punxsutawney Alliance Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Wilmington Road, New Castle, where condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.

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