He was the loving husband of Helen (Harris) Wakely. The couple married and had 64 happy years together.
Harold was born on October 10, 1927 in East Smithfield, PA, son of the late Phelps and Laura (Riggs) Wakely. He was a graduate of East Smithfield Township School, Class of 1945. Harold was a lifelong farmer and also worked at Westinghouse in Elmira, NY. He is a well-known school bus driver in East Smithfield, having driven for over 40 years and taken 3 generations of children to school. He was a member of the East Smithfield Fire Company and Ambulance, the East Smithfield Coffee Club, he enjoyed square dancing, bowling, Euchre, hunting and the outdoors. here to edit.
Surviving is his loving wife Helen; children: Connie (Chuck) Daniels, Ridgebury, PA, Remona (Don) Vandergrift, East Smithfield, Kathy (Ron) Humphrey, State College, PA, Barbara (Rich) Deweaver, Rochester, NY, Lois (Gary) Vosburgh and Brian Wakely (Christine Holcomb), both of East Smithfield, PA; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sisters Mary Soper and Lucille Jelliff, along with several nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Helen Storch.
The funeral services were held January 13 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. with Pastor Timothy Robson officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.
Memorial contributions made be made in Harold’s memory to the Wakely family to help defray costs with the funeral c/o Brian Wakely 1110 Rolling Hills Rd. Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.
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