Clarence "Babe" Karlheim

Date of Death: 11/1/2013

Clarence "Babe" Karlheim, 86, Patton, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on November 1, 2013.  He was born April 11, 1927 in Patton the son of Raymond and Adaline (Wyland) Karlheim.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brother Raymond.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary Grace (Kline) Karlheim, son Thomas (Mary) Karlheim of Penn Hills, daughter Lynn Karlheim at home; granddaughter Lydia Rae Karlheim, Penn Hills, sisters Mildred Veeder, Rita Wagner, and Betty Wilk all of Greenville, NC, brother Robert (Peg) Karlheim, Ocean Pines, MD and several nieces and nephews and many friends.  He was president of the Home School Association of Saint Mary for years.  He worked for the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company for 35 years and also an agent for American General Insurance Company when he retired in 1989.  Was the founder of the Killbuck Squares in 1971 where he held many offices in the club.  Loved dancing and socializing with people.  Was a dancer for 42 years, also was a founder of the Laurel Mountain Square Dance Federation.  He held Vice President in the club he is currently the Federation Insurance Chairman.  He and his wife worked on the 49th National Square Dance Convention held in Baltimore, MD where they worked as directors of set ups.  He loved to travel and went on 5 Cruises.  Babe loved to hunt and fish especially at Myrtle Beach, SC every fall.  He was a graduate of Patton High School, 1947.  He joined the US Navy at seventeen and was discharged as a PO 3rd Class US Navy WWII, member of the Walter McCoy Post 614 of Patton for 69 years, he held different offices in the post including adjutant, finance officer and was commander for 9 years.  He also was a deputy commander of the 20th District, PA.  He worked on the activity committee for Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where he was a member, the Altar Rosary Society, Patton.  Friends will be received 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm Monday November 4, 2013 at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. 1004 North Fifth Avenue, Patton, PA 16668 where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Tuesday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton by Benedictine Fathers. Committal St. Mary's Cemetery, Patton.  Military rites will be accorded by John White VFW Post 779 and Walter McCoy American Legion Post 614.  (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)

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Rest in Peace Babe. You were by Mary Lee Shingle
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