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Obituary for Larry Bechdel

Larry "Buck" Bechdel, 64 of Beech Creek, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Lock Haven Hospital. He was born June 12, 1948 in Lock Haven, the son of the late Daniel and Lois Schenck Bechdel.

On August 16, 1980 he married Wilma Jean Croak who survives at home.

He was a 1966 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Larry was a truck driver for many years for Roy Struble Trucking in Beech Creek where he received the Million Mile driving award.

He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War where he received the Vietnam Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, sharpshooter on the M-14 and M-16 and the Combat Infantry award.

Larry was a member of the Beech Creek Legion, Howard VFW, Sons of Italy, Lock Haven, and Castanea Fire Co. where he was a social member.

He is survived by one son; Daniel R. Bechdel (Kristi) of Lancaster, Ohio, one step-daughter; Joni Brown of Lock Haven, and preceded in death by one step-daughter; Lisa Brown. Also survived are two brothers; Jerry A. Bechdel his twin, of Howard, Michael C.Bechdel of Flemington, and one sister; Bonnie A. McCartney of Howard, seven grandchildren; Derrick Bates, Noah and Tyler Bliss, Alexa-Rain Brown, Dakota Barnard, Luke Bechdel and Mia Bella Hall. He was preceded in death by a brother; Thomas L. Bechdel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main Street, Howard with the Rev. ALan S. Eckenroad officiating. Friends and family will be received from 2-4:00 prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Schencks Cemetery in Howard with military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilma Bechdel PO Box 155, Beech Creek, Pa. to help the family with the funeral expenses.

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