Thomas Harvey "Popeye" MCCLURE

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HARVEY MCCLURE FAMILY CELEBRATE SESQUICENTENNIAL: (l-r) Carlen, Harvey, Ellen, Edna (McCahan) and Furman. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/2/13 - Image Year: 1962

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OBITUARY for THOMAS HARVEY MCCLURE

McCLURE, T. HARVEY - T. Harvey "Popeye" McClure, 72, of Port Royal RR2 [Spruce Hill], died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at his home.

Born January 18, 1924, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late T. Furman and Frances E. [Dysinger] McClure. His wife, Edna R. [McCahan] McClure, whom he married June 2, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Carlen D. McClure, Spruce Hill, Leslie Furman McClure, Liverpool RR2, Mrs. Jay [Ellen] Hockenbroch, Newville; brothers, L. Carl McClure, Port Royal RR2, James L. McClure, Port Royal RR3; two grandchildren, Stephen D. McClure, Thompsontown and Ryan P. McClure, Liverpool RR2; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth E. McClure, Thompsontown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Lepley, in 1983.

He was a 1943 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal. In his early life, he was a farmer and retired in 1981 from the sporting goods department at the Montgomery Ward Department Store, Lewistown. After his retirement, he helped his daughter at Spruce Hill Lunch and also worked for Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, for many years. He was a life member of Port Royal United Methodist Church and was a life member and secretary of Herringbone Hounds Hunting Camp. He was a 50-year member of Turbett Grange No. 781 and was a member of State Grange and National Grange.

Services were held Saturday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Rev. Gerald D. Wagner and Pastor Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment was An Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Health Hospice, 2 Hudson Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044. (JUNIATA SENTINEL - MAY 1, 1996 - MIFFLINTOWN, PA.)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/3/13 - Image Year: 1962
Harvey and Edna (McCahan) McClure at the Sesquicentennial Ball. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/29/12 - Image Year: 1938
Young man in middle of the photo is Carl McClure and second from right is his older brother, T. Harvey McClure. (Submitted by Carlen McClure)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/13/17 - Image Year: 1941
1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walkin run and no hits. The New York Times had article.



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