2009-01-01 / Obituaries

Harry Bain

Big Cove Tannery, 94

Harry Bain, 94, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, December 25, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born in Websters Mill, March 15, 1914, he was the son of the late John Bain Sr. and Catherine (Harris) Bain, whom he cared for on their farm until he was 25 years old. He was the husband of Ruth (Crouse) Bain, whom he married July 16, 1938, in Elkton, Md.

He was a member of Laurel Ridge Christian Church, Big Cove Tanney.

He worked at different occupations including the construction of the PA Turnpike, Ed Plummer, Eddy Goetz and Frank Bivens and Son Framing Contractors. His chief occupation was drilling and explosives in various stone quarries, including H.B. Mellott, Leonard Fry and 25 years at Martin Marietta in Pinesburg, Md., upon retiring in 1981.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: Harry E. (husband of Eleanor) Bain, Clear Spring; Tom (husband of Linda) Bain, Needmore; daughter, Judy (wife of Ronald) Howery, Yoe, Pa.; grandson, Brian E. Bain; granddaughters: Monica Riggins, Kasi Boyer, Erin Bain; great-granddaughter, Sarah E. Bain; and great-grandsons: Nicholas Riggins and Landon Boyer.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Florence Stenger, Stella Bain, Beulah Glazier, Nina Bivens, Alma Strait Fetterhoff; brothers: John, Kenneth, Alfred and twins George and Alonzo Bain; half-sisters: Alice Rippin, Mary Heinbaugh, Letha Bain; and half-brothers: Clarence, Ira and Guy Bain.

Funeral services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 29. Pastor David Hamilton officiated. Burial was made in Union Cemetery.

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