Born in McIntyre Twp., Lycoming Co. on October 26th, 1929, he was the son of John W. and Ida B. (Woodward) Vroman. Archie was a member of the last graduating class of the former Ralston High School, where he was honored as valedictorian.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the waning days of WW II, and continued to serve our country through the Korean War as well.
In civilian life Archie worked at various jobs, but is best remembered as being an independent owner/operator truck driver.
He was married to the former Lavonne Russell, and together they raised six sons and two daughters. Archie was never one for idleness and was always happiest when working, especially tinkering with automotive engines. He was the sort of man who would go out of his way to help someone in need, be it a motorist stuck by the road, or an entire community, such as the victims of the 1972 flood. Most importantly he was a devoted husband and family man.
Surviving is his wife, Lavonne, at home, sons James Vroman of TN, Archie (& Cindy) Vroman of Canton, Terry Vroman of Trout Run, Douglas Vroman of Ralston, Wayne Vroman of Arkansas, Michael (& Jeanette) Vroman of MI, daughters Cheryl Staton of Williamsport and Hazel (& Tom) Wilger of Illinois, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his fifteen siblings and son Eddie, who passed away as a child. Calling hours will be Saturday, May 30th from 11 AM to 5 PM at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. At approximately 1 PM there will be a service, after which visitation will resume. morseandkleesefuneralhome.com