MILTON — Harold Reuben Zechman, 82, of 3305 Shakespeare Road, since 1985, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at his home.
Born April 10, 1931, in Cowan, he was a son of the late Charles Edward and Florence Marion (Snyder) Zechman.
On April 27, 1958, in Mifflinburg, he married the former Patricia Mary Catherman, who survives.
A 1948 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, he served as a corporal in the Army from April 25, 1951, until his honorable discharge April 13, 1953. He then served as master sergeant in the Army Reserves until his retirement in 1991.
Mr. Zechman was employed as a controller with the U.S. Department of Justice for 20 years.
He was a member of the West Milton United Methodist Church and formerly a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Milton.
Mr. Zechman was a member of the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410, Mifflinburg V.F.W. Post 1964, Mifflinburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1396, Circle M Saddle Club, Millmont, Chefs Silver and Gold Association, Milton, West Milton State Bank Good Neighbors Club, and the Employees Club Federal Prisons Camp, Allenwood.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 55 years, are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gregory Zechman and his partner Bryan Shrout of Baltimore, Md., Dennis and Karen Zechman of Hanover and Dwayne and Eileen Zechman of Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Dennis Zechman Jr. and Kara Zechman, both of Hanover; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard Zechman of Lewisburg, Donald and Betty Jane Zechman of Carlisle and Robert and Ruth Zechman of Lewisburg; and a sister, Betty Auman of Beaver Falls.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Zechman; and two sisters, Geraldine Shively and Thelma Zechman.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Robert O. Rice Jr. and John E. Lee officiating. Interment with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 will be in the Old Cedars Cemetery, Swengel.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Geisinger Home Care and Hospice, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.