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Harry E. Markel

August 24, 2019



passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Communities of Indian Haven, Indiana, PA​.  He was born January 29, 1923 in Beaverdale, PA​, the son of the late Lawrence Wesley Markel​ and Bessie (Barto) Markel​.  Harry was a WW II US Army veteran having served in Battle of New Guinea & earning 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.  He had worked for the Army Corp of Engineers at the Conemaugh Dam in Saltsburg, PA for 25 years.  He was a member of the Tide Sportsman's Club.  Harry was an avid horseshoe pitcher and he enjoyed reading history & poetry. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.​  Harry is survived by his wife of 68 years, Grace (Palmer) Markel, Blairsville, PA​; son, Edward Markel & wife, Karen, Penn Run, PA​; daughter, Kathleen Fedoruk & husband, Nick, Blairsville, PA​ and his grandchildren,Tina Fedoruk and  Dr. Kala Markel & husband, Jon Miller​.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Harry was the last surviving son of 12 siblings​.  In keeping with Harry's wishes, there will be no visitation or services.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA.​

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