Leroy "Roy" A. Bard-TDN-p.2-19 Jan 1979
Cassville. Roy A. Bard Roy A. Bard, 92, of Box 8, Mount Union R.D. 2 died Thursday, Jan. 18,1979 at 3:20 p.m. in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was born in Shirley Township July 8,1886, a son'of Alfred A. and Matilda E. (Briggs) Bard. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Mae Shields in Harrisburg on Oct. 20,1909. Surviving are his widow, one grandchild and three great - grandchildren. His son, Sheldon L. Bard preceded him in death on Jan. 18,1975. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother: Mrs. Bessie Faust, Harrisburg; Mrs. Edna Brandt, Chambersburg and Herman Bard, Newton Hamilton. One sister and three brothers are deceased. Bard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Allenport. He retired in 1953 after serving 46 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad as operator of the tie yard in Mount Union. The deceased was a member of Mount Union Lodge No. 688, Free and Accepted Masons, Harrisburg Consistory, Jaffa Shrine, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Huntingdon County Shrine Club. He was a member, too, of the Pa. Association of Retired Persons. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. The Rev. Thomas Maurer will officiate and interment will be made in the Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Germany Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the services. Masonic memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday evening by Mount Union Lodge 688, F. and A.M. Those wishing to may make contributions in Bard's memory to. the Mount Union Meals On Wheels program.