Harry W. Black, formerly of Erie Street, Venango, PA, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. Born on June 29, 1914 at Little’s Corners, Hayfield Township, Crawford County, PA, Harry was a son of the late Frank Black and Katie Lukert Black. He married the former Boneita Hamner on February 22, 1956 who preceded him in death on April 25, 2010. Harry was employed by American Viscose (Amtex) for 35 years and was employed by Venango Cemetery as a groundskeeper for over ten years.

Black, Harry W.Harry was a member of the Venango United Methodist Church and was involved extensively in R.S.V.P., volunteering in many local nursing homes where he assisted residents in their activities and with transportation. He was an escort driver for six years. In addition, Harry was a longtime member of the Pioneer and Gas Engine Society. He enjoyed hunting.

Family members surviving Harry include four daughters – Barbara Fourinash and her husband, Jack of Albion; Jeanne Black of Cortland, OH; Marilyn McNamee and her friend, Dick Drumm of Cleveland, OH; Cheryl Gowan and her husband, Howard of Florida; a step daughter -Janice Gustafson and her husband, Carl of Hampton, VA. Also surviving is a sister – Dorothy Spitler of Bristolville, OH; a brother – Junior (Frank) Black of Cambridge Springs; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Preceding in death were three sisters – Rosa Taylor, Helen Reichel, and Mary Kerr; and three brothers – Robert Black, Roy Black, and Clarence Black.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be held. Officiating will be Reverend Christine Rogan, pastor of the Venango United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Mr. Black’s care givers who assisted him over the past eight years when he was a resident at Crawford County Care Center. Memorials may be made to Crawford County Care Center to be used for social activities, 20881 State Highway # 198, Saegertown, PA 16433.