Howard L. “Sam” Walburn Sr., 84, of Walburn Rd, Turbotville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at AristaCare at Loyalsock.
Born July 8, 1935 in Milton, he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Mary P. (Botts) Walburn. He married the former Mary A. Hill, on November 8, 1953 and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage, until her passing on December 18, 2005.
Howard worked and retired from GTE Sylvania of Montoursville for over 30 years of service, and worked for Warrior Run School District. He was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1173, Selinsgrove.
Also, he was an avid camper and enjoyed butchering and playing card games.
He is survived by his son: Rick E. Walburn and his wife Karen, of Dewart; three daughters: Shirley K. Herriman, Brenda L. Nicholas and her husband Randy, both of Turbotville, and Tina Meixel and her husband Ken, of Allenwood; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Harold Walburn, of Montgomery, and Eugene Walburn, of Muncy; and one sister: Mary Macciocca, of Dewart.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son: Howard L. Walburn Jr.; one son-in-law: Roger Herriman; five brothers: Elmer T. Sr., William R., Robert, Ken, and Allen Walburn; and one sister: Eleanor Kulp.
Family and friend are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, June 9th and 10 to 11 AM on Wednesday, June 10th at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St, Turbotville, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Erwin C. Roux, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in his memory be made to Selinsgrove Moose Lodge # 1173, 40 W Spruce Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com
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