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Walter Hixenbaugh Sr

August 29, 2003
Walter Hixenbaugh Sr
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Obituary for Walter Hixenbaugh Sr

Walter B. Hixenbaugh, Sr., 87, of Center Township (Oak Forest), Greene County, Pa. died Friday, August 29, 2003 at 6:00 a.m. in his home.He was born January 22, 1916 in Monongahela City, Pa. a son of George Walter and Nellie Wilkinson Hixenbaugh.Mr. Hixenbaugh had resided in Waynesburg, Pa. prior to moving to Oak Forest in 1971.He was a member of the (East View) First Assembly of God Church.Mr. Hixenbaugh was formerly employed as a laborer and equipment operator by the United Mine Workers Construction and the Chartiers Mine prior to retiring in 1981.He was a member of the Ironworkers Local #3 in Pittsburgh, and was a life member of the Carmichaels V.F.W. Post 3491.Mr. Hixenbaugh enjoyed bingo and attending the Waynesburg Senior Citizens Center as long as his health permitted.He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U. S. Army/Air Force as a Sergeant with 879th Bomb Squadron, 499th Bomb Group and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, Four Bronze Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.On April 26, 1966 he married Betty Shoup Hixenbaugh who survives.Also surviving are two sons from a previous marriage, Walter B. Hixenbaugh, Jr. of Pentress, W.Va. and Ronald L. Hixenbaugh of Carmichaels, Pa.; and children from this marriage, two sons, Randy L. Hixenbaugh of Ocala, Florida and Brian D. Hixenbaugh of Oak Forest; four daughters, Marsha L. Fields and Larinda K. Richter both of Holbrook, Pa.; Lisa R. Orndoff of R.D.#5 Waynesburg (Hargus Creek), Pa., Gina D. Clark of Rogersville; one sister, Edith Brown of Poland Mines, Pa.; sixteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.Deceased are three brothers, John Thomas, Harry Edward and George Ray Hixenbaugh; three sisters, Nellie Gertrude McIntire, Mabel Ruth Hixenbaugh and Mary Margaret Perry.Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Carmichaels V.F.W. Post 3491 and the Carmichaels American Legion Post 400. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Assembly of God Church, (building fund), 4131 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Waynesburg, Pa. 15370.

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