2011-02-24 / Obituaries

Harvey J. Culler

McConnellsburg, 85

Harvey James (“H.J.” or “Jim”) Culler, 85, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center.

He was born December 19, 1925, in Plum Run, Pa., a son of the late John and Leila (Comerer) Culler. He was united in marriage to K. Aileen (Tritle) Culler on August 3, 1946.

He was the founder-owner of H.J. Culler Inc., a regional milk and dairy commodities carrier, based in McCon-nellsburg and Marion, Pa.

He was a charter member of Mt. Zion Lodge #774, member of Consistory, Valley of Harrisburg, a past Potentate of Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, and member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He served on the board of directors, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. He served as chairman of the board of The First National Bank of McConnellsburg, president of the Fulton Industrial Development Association and McConnellsburg Lions Club, and numerous additional civic and fraternal organizations. He was recognized by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce as an outstanding citizen.

His first love was his family. In his eyes, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren could do no wrong. In their leisure time, Jim and his wife, Aileen, enjoyed traveling both nationally and internationally. Their adventures also allotted him the opportunity to collect pedal tractors, milk bottles, horsedrawn plows, antique farm tools, and any other goodies or trinkets Aileen would permit him to bring home.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Aileen; four children: Judy(wife of Tim) Williams of Harrisburg; Jo Waltman of Mechanicsburg; John James(husband of Deb) and Jeffrey W.(husband of Lisa) Culler, both of McConnellsburg; five grandchildren: Michelle Y. Frady, John Harvey Culler, Jeramy D. Culler, Erica D. Culler, and Adam R. Culler; three great-grandchildren: Madisyn Culler, Isaac Culler and Adalynn Culler; two brothers: Gerald “Joe” Culler and Donald “Pete” Culler, both of McConnellsburg; and five sisters: Jean Weller, Delores Souders, Martha Gordon and Patricia Horton, all of McConnellsburg; and Saundra Shaffer of Harrisburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leila Culler; one brother, Merrill; and three sisters: Alma Culler, Marjorie Glenn and Betty Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 25, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family receiving family and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the charity of ones choice, in memory of Mr. Culler. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Homes, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, is handling arrangements for the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-coreliusfuneralhome.com

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