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George Allen Holler, 93, of Bard, PA died Tuesday January 14, 2014 at Carrol’s Rest Home in Bedford.
George was the son of the late Roy E. and Mary E (Blake) Holler. He was married to Freda C. (Holler) Holler from 1938 until her death in 1980. George was also married to Hazel P. (Geisler) Holler from 1981 until her death in 2007. He was also preceded in death by sister, Louise (Holler) Turner and brother, Edward Holler.
He is survived by children, Carolee (Holler) Waugerman and husband Clair of Manns Choice; Allen A. Holler and wife Janet (Cook) of Hyndman, Sara (Holler) Grant and husband of Donald of Buffalo Mills. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Janey Leydig and husband Donald, Jeff Waugerman and wife Missy, Kay Ellen Waugerman, David Holler and wife Crissy, Jessica Shaffer and husband Craig, Amy Grant, and William Grant and wife Tessa, and 11 great grandchildren; a brother, John Holler and wife Mildred (Turner) of Manns Choice; and a sister-in-law, Mary (Lafferty) Holler of Schellsburg.
He is also survived by a step son, Richard L. Geisler and wife Sandra K. (Miller) and a stepdaughter, Nancy J. (Geisler) Stanaczyk all of Lorain, Ohio. Nancy lived with George and Hazel for a number of years.
George served in the US Army during World War II, Company D, 776th Amphibious Tank Battalion, serving in Okinawa.
He and Freda managed the Bard General Store for 25years. He worked for New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, numerous trucking companies in the Bedford area, and retired from Bedford Westinghouse Corporation in 1985.
George was a member of the Buffalo Mills United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Bedford American Legion Post 113 and was a long time member of the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. He also was a member of Oscar Jordan Post of VFW. He was a charter member of Rocky Ridge Hunting Club and Harrison-Manns Choice Senior Center. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed all sports. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Giffin and Rev. Richard Whetstone officiating
Burial will follow at Dry Ridge Cemetery with Military Honors by the Ft. Bedford Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Buffalo Mills United Methodist Church, C/O Richard Barkley, 5804 Diehl Rd., Manns Choice, PA 15550.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carroll’s Rest and Grane Hospice for the care they gave George.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.