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Wayne E. Nuhfer, 92

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00 am

Wayne E. Nuhfer, 92, of Townville, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville.

He was born on May 5, 1927, in Venus, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Carl and Mabel Rex Nuhfer. He was a graduate of Shippenville High School, Class of 1944. He then started working at Oil Well Supply Company in Oil City. In April of 1945 he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge. He was honorably discharged in July of 1946.

Wayne was married to Katherine V. Etzel on May 20, 1948, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2016.

Wayne worked at Cleveland Twist Drill Company in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1951 to 1965 starting in the heat treating department and from assistant foreman there to the Product Design and Application Department.

In 1965 the family purchased a farm at Troy Center where they operated a dairy until April of 1972. The family then moved to Townville, where they became owners of the Red and White Store for 15 years.

They were also foster parents in Ohio and Pennsylvania for 20 years.

Wayne also worked at Polk Center on the dairy farm and in the milk processing plant until the state closed the farm operation in 1980.

He then worked in the accounting department as a fiscal assistant at Polk Center until his retirement in July of 1989.

While living in East Cleveland, Ohio, he was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and while living in Chardon, Ohio, a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was a past member of Townville United Methodist Church.

Wayne is survived by two sons, Steven Nuhfer and wife, Dianna, of Townville, and Carl Nuhfer, of Los Angeles, California; three daughters, Vivian Mohl and husband, William, of Guys Mills, Kandy Foote and husband, Victor, of Meadville, and Anna Voller, of Kittanning; 11 grandchildren, Jamie Copeland and wife, Jennifer, of Clifton, Virginia, Chad Copeland, of Vienna, West Virginia, Sean Nuhfer and wife, Jennifer, of Cambridge Springs, Angela Copeland Marshall and husband, Kelly, of Townville, Shannon Nuhfer and wife, Rachel, of Lexington Park, Maryland, Toni Skarzenski and husband, Nick, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Ryan Nuhfer and wife, Stephanie, of Erie, Wesley Foote and wife, Ashley, of Augusta, Georgia, Brett Foote, stationed with the U.S. Army, in Alaska, Rachel Voller, of Tarentum, and Kevin Voller, of Pittsburgh; 14 great-grandchildren, Logan Copeland, Kyle Nuhfer and wife, Emily, Luke and Maya Marshall, Jackie and Sydney Copeland, Raegan Nuhfer, Lillian and Graham Nuhfer, William, Hannah and Charlotte Nuhfer, Jude Foote, and Tristan Skarzenski; a great-great-granddaughter, Natalie Nuhfer; 10 step-great grandchildren, Owen, Ella, Livia and Ava Whiting, Klemen,Vera, Valentin and Ivan Mohl, and Aden and Logan Bishop.

He is also survived by a brother Kenneth Nuhfer and wife, Barbara, of Butler; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Donald Nuhfer, and a sister, Betty Stewart.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Further visitation will be held on Friday at the funeral home, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time the funeral service will be conducted with Pastor Sam Marchetta of Wesbury United Methodist Community officiating.

Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery.

The family asks that memorials may be made to Wesbury United Methodist Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, PA, 16335; or to Twelve Apostles Church, 358 Euclid Ave., Saegertown, PA, 16433; or to Hospice of Crawford County, 406 W. Oak St., Titusville, PA, 16354.

If you wish to leave a condolence for the family, visit garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.

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