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Earl W. Carney
January 27, 1921 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Carney Sr, Earl W. 100 , of Seward, passed away December 31, 2021 at Indiana Regional Hospital, Indiana, Pa. Born January 27 , 1921 in Robindale, Pa. Son of Roy E. and Minnie M. (Shultz) Carney. Preceded in death by parents, wife Margaret C., brothers Robert, Fred, and Donald Carney. Also, sister Dorothy Mahalic, and son in law Ronald Lindsey. Survived by loving children Patricia Lindsey, Linda married to Michael Kowal, Mary Jane married to Joseph Hanger, Lucy Marie married to Harry R. Borcherding, and Earl W. Carney Jr. , 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Earl was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II. He was inducted into the Army in early fall of 1942. After serving as a battalion administrative clerk and later at Camp Headquarters at the Infantry Replacement Training Center (IRTC) at Camp Croft, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mr. Carney along with other cadre and officers were assigned to Camp Blanding, Starke, Florida to establish another IRTC at that base for training Infantryman for a two front war. His new duties were as Administrative NCO in charge of 60 clerks in the Service Records Section at the Florida Camp, while in this capacity over 200,000 Infantrymen were trained at Camp Blanding until closure of the IRTC in early 1946.
His service release prompted a yen for auto body repair and painting and he completed on-the-job training at Miller’s Auto Body Crafts Shop. He later worked for Cambria Motors and H.E. Wagner’s Motors in the auto body departments and then on to GKI Alloy Metal Products Div, as an inventory control clerk and purchasing supplier for the tooling department.
In March 1974, Mr. Carney started employment with the Hiram G. Andrews Center as a Stock Clerk II. He retired in 1985 as a Storekeeper II, where he had managed 6 storerooms at the center.
He enjoyed hunting and hiking the Ghost Town Trail, Rexis Branch, enjoying the flora and fauna that isolated trail provided. His selection of the Rexis Branch was prompted by his genealogical research of his G.G.G.G. grandfather, Richard Carney being the first settler (1763) in Indiana County before the Revolutionary War.
A graveside burial service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday at Armagh Cemetery, Armagh Pa. Father Lechnar officiating. Military rites Conemaugh Valley Detachment #287 Marine Corps League. Jon A. Meese Funeral Home - Seward in charge of arrangements.