Harry L. Stump, Sr., 91, of Danville, PA passed
away Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was born July 9, 1929 in Turbotville, PA,
the son of the late Arthur E. and Clara Belle (Tipler) Stump.
He graduated from Danville Area High School in
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68
years, Dorothy Mae Saricks Stump whom he married July 1, 1950.
Harry served his country in the United States
Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He was employed for many years in various
positions in the textile industry in the Danville area, retiring in 1991.
Harry was an active and faithful member of
Trinity United Methodist Church and spent many hours working to complete
building the present church. He was one of the founders and first coaches
of the Danville Jays and enjoyed Little League coaching. He was a lifetime
member of the Danville Moose Lodge and oldest lifetime member of Continental
Fire Company until the time of his passing as well as a member of the
Susquehanna Rod and Gun Club since 1958. Harry was a member of the
Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 Danville, PA as well as a member of the
Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, PA.
Harry was active in politics in the Danville
area which included being a 3rd Ward councilman, past Chairman of
the Montour County Republican Party and served as Montour County
Harry enjoyed bowling, carpentry, and
woodworking. Above all, Harry loved traveling to the beach and the Thousand
Island area with his family and loved ones. He will be remembered as a
deeply devoted, supportive, and loving Pap to his grandchildren, making sure
he was present at all their sporting activities.
He is survived by one son, Harry L Stump, Jr.
and his wife Marie of Danville PA and two grandchildren: Kyle and his wife,
Katie Messinger of Milton, PA and Caitlin Stump of Danville, PA and one
great-granddaughter, Elaina Mae. Also surviving is one brother, Clair Stump
and his wife Nancy of Danville PA, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two premature daughters and four brothers: Lee,
Collins, Francis and Marvin.
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend a Celebration of Harry’s Life to be held on Tuesday, April
13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 84 Lombard Avenue
Danville, PA with his pastor, the Reverend David Layser officiating assisted
by the Reverend Rayvon Hilliard. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM to
10:45 AM. Social distancing and masks
will be required. Masonic rites will be accorded.
Burial will follow in Elan
Memorial Park in Bloomsburg, PA with military rites accorded by the American
Legion Honor Guard Post 40 and Honor Guard from the United States Marine
Corps. Friends and family may view his Celebration of Life remotely by
Facebook Livestream at
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
Contributions may be made in Harry’s memory to Trinity United Methodist
Church or PA PETS 203 East 5th Street Bloomsburg PA 17815.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.
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