Dave H. Hallow Sr., 80, of Nippenose Valley, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Geisinger Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Plumville, he was the son of Edward D. Strong, Charles C. and Winifred M. Hallow. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Edward D. Strong, Winifred M. Hallow, Charles C. Hallow and also his brother, Charles S. Hallow. He was a resident of Nippenose Valley for 72 years. He was married to Ruth Ann Bubb on Jan. 24, 1953. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1951 and later from the Williamsport Technical Institute (Penn College). He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army as an Ammunition Instructor during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from The Department of the Auditor General, Bureau of School Audits, after 25 years of service. He owned Tara Haven Farm located in Nippenose Valley.
Dave H. Hallow Sr.
Dave was a highly skilled craftsman with woodworking. He restored, designed and created solid wood furniture and fine wood accessories that are enjoyed by family and friends. Dave was passionate about restoring antique cars, tractors and farm machinery. Dave's other passions included family gatherings at "The Cabin," deer hunting on his farm, collecting antique cars, especially Fords, NASCAR and his special dog, Fluffy.
Dave and Ruth Ann were devoted members of the Immaculate Conception Church in Bastress. Dave was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1057 in Jersey Shore. He was also a member of the Susquehannock Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Dave served as President of the Nippenose Valley Concerned Citizens organization.
Left to cherish all the memories are his devoted wife, Ruth Ann, and his six children, Dave Hallow Jr. (Judy), Laurie Nau (Mike), Kathryn Probst (Randy), all of Nippenose Valley, Deborah Troy (Peter), of Bedford, N.H., John Hallow (Sandy), of Jacksonville, Fla. and Edith Carpenter (John), of Linden. He is survived by three sisters, Carol Armstrong, of Nippenose Valley, Bebe Gaines (Foster), of El Paso, Texas, and Alice Simon, of Houston, Texas. He was "Pappy" to ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: Audrey Salzmann (Chuck), Valerie O'Keefe (Ed), Ashley Troy, Steven Troy, Erica Hallow, Benjamin Carpenter, Zachary Carpenter, Johnny Carpenter, Cynthia Nau, Vicky Nau, and Ella Salzmann.
Services will be held at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends and family will be received at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home during visitation hours on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. officiated by Reverend Bert S. Kozen at The Immaculate Conception Church, 6101 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport. Burial will follow in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Dave's name to St. Luke's Catholic Church, 118 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, PA 17740. Expressions of sympathy, memories and heartwarming stories about Dave may be posted at www.WelkerFuneralHome.com.