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Harold S. Nolan “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Harold S. Nolan, 85, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away on his beloved farm peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Born on Thursday, November 12, 1936 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Albert A. and Ida L. Austin Nolan. On June 11, 1955, in Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse, he married Nancy L. Carpenter, who survives
Harold was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1954. He was employed by the former Pierce Glass Company in Port Allegany, retiring after 35 years of service.
Harold was an avid golfer, having three lifetime holes in one. He also was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Buffalo Bills, Boston Celtics, and the NY Yankees. His favorite events were watching his children and grandchildren in whatever activity they were involved in. He and Nancy could always be found cheering in the stands. He enjoyed snowmobiling, having owned Nolan’s Polaris with his brother, Albert. He hunted all his life and loved time at Camp Deep Well with the boys. He also enjoyed hunting and trapping with his father. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He could always be found “riling up the kids”!
Harold lived on Bells Run his whole life, working the family farm right up until the day before he passed away. Most days you could find him on his tractor working the land he loved.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 67 years; four children, Jeff (Cindy) Nolan of Temecula, California, Penny (Paul) Barr of Sunset, SC, Tami (Clark) Cummings of Shinglehouse, and Brian (Janet) Nolan of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren, Tara (Joe) DeRose, Kirt (Lindsey) Barr, Kristen (Ronn) Thompson, Sean (Heather) Rice, Tyler (Whitney) Nolan, Janelle Barr, Clay (Nick) Nolan, Kaitlin Nolan, and Camden Nolan; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by three brothers, infant Nolan, Albert “June” Nolan, and Horace “Bud” Nolan; and a sister, Cressence Nolan.
Family and friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Friday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SYSBA (Shinglehouse Youth Softball Baseball Association), PO Box 516, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748,
Harold’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Harold, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Friday, August 12, 2022
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Friday, August 12, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
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