Harry A. ‘Art’ Bieber

Harry A. “Art” Bieber, 86, formerly of Turbotville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Watsontown Health and Rehab Center, where he had been residing the past two months.

Born in Muncy on July 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Harry S. and Mary Susan “Raup” Bieber. On April 21, 1956, he married the former Shelva J. Fleming, and they had celebrated 44 years of marriage together until her death Nov. 4, 2000.

Art worked many jobs throughout the years. Earlier in life he worked at Philco in Watsontown. He worked as a self-employed truck driver, then going to work for Young Door Company in Sunbury for six years. He also worked at Sprout Waldron, and retired in 1989 after 22 years working as a machinist.

Art was a lifelong farmer in rural Turbotville with the best sweet corn and the biggest garden around. He was a member of the Watsontown American Legion Post #323 and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are two sons, H. Randal and wife Sharon Bieber of Winterville, N.C., and Jeffrey S. and wife Carolyn Bieber of Turbotville; three daughters, Patricia J. Betz and husband Melvin of Turbotville, Sandra J. Mullay of Swoyersville, Pamela S. Showers and husband Charles of New Columbia; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice Bieber of Proctor, and Howard Bieber of Orangeville; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death, besides his wife, is son, William A. Bieber; grandson, Joshua Ryan Lenig; son-in-law, Eugene A. Mullay; three sisters, Dorothy Bitler, Catherine Force and Thelma Painter; and four brothers, Emery, Walter, William and Herman Bieber.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, PA 17772, with Pastor John Lee officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Turbotville Cemetery.