Theodore H. Higley

Born: Sat., Jul. 10, 1915
Died: Sun., May 15, 2011


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 17, 2011
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., May 18, 2011
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

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Theodore H. Higley
  PORT ALLEGANY- Theodore H. Higley, 95, passed away Sunday (May 15, 2011) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
     Born July 10, 1915, in Ashford, NY, he was a son of Theodore and Anna Berholtz Higley. On September 2, 1937, in Port Allegany he married Vesta M. Hardes, who died July 11, 1983. In 1984, he married Nevada Higley, who survives.
     Mr. Higley retired from Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, as a machinist, after 30 years of service. He also was a self-employed farmer for many years.
     He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army.
     He was a lifetime resident of the area and active in several local churches.  He was an elder and Sunday school superintendent with the former Evangelical United Brethren Church, of Port Allegany. He was instrumental in formation of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, and was recently attending the East Smethport United Christian Church.  
      Surviving in addition to his wife, Nevada of Duke Center, PA, are a daughter, Rose M. (Paul) Tubbs of Port Allegany; a son, Stanton R. (Nancy) Higley of Cyclone, PA, 9 grandchildren, several great-grand-children; a brother, Edward  (Beverly) Higley of Coryville, PA; several nieces and nephews; and several step children and step-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John H. Higley; four brothers, Robert Higley, Lyle Higley, Leo Higley, Richard Higley; and four sisters, Lillian Gee, Melvina Skinner, Excelta Nunn, and a baby girl Higley.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday (May 18, 2011) with Rev. Allen Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
    Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to:  Rose M. Tubbs
                                10 Campbell Hollow
                                Port Allegany, PA 16743

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