Guy Vanderhoof Jr., 85, of Pittsfield, Pa., passed away Sunday evening at the Rouse Home in Youngsville.
He was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Spartansburg, Pa., to Guy and Minnie Maud (Reick) Vanderhoof Sr.
Guy was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Rochester and Missouri. He was formerly employed at Corry Jamestown and Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Youngsville American Legion 658, the AmVets Club in Sugar Grove, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Corry, and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. He was a former member of the Warren Moose and Eagles Club and the Vikings Club in Lakewood, N.Y. Guy loved his model trains, gardening and canning, wine making, and his many inventions.
Guy is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, G. Joanne (Hall) Vanderhoof, whom he married on Oct. 21, 1949, at the Berea Lutheran Church; two daughters: Rebecca Daughtry of Colonial Heights, Va., and Suanne (Stephen) Bundy of Spring Creek; a son, James (Ann) Vanderhoof of Youngsville, Pa.; a sister, Maxine Mitchell of Corry, Pa.; a soninlaw, Daryl Daughtry of Virginia; 11 grandchildren: Nicholas (Leslie) Vanderhoof of Erie, Mathew and Brian Baker of Chester, Va., John (Kelly) Vanderhoof of Charleston, S.C., G. "Duff" Vanderhoof of Erie, Nathan Bundy of Spring Creek, Zachary Bundy of Erie, Christian Bundy of Missouri, Jesica Bundy and her companion, James Turner of Youngsville, Jamie Vanderhoof and her companion, Brian Brookhouser of Tidioute and Rebekah Tornetta of Audubon, Pa.; 10 great grandchildren; and his cat "Scooter."
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Guy "Ted" Vanderhoof Jr.; two sisters: Dorothy Lillie and Elizabeth Fitzgerald; and a granddaughter, Abby Bundy.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 47 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Gruver, pastor of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Pittsfield, officiating. Burial will follow at the Wrightsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Playground Fund at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple St., Pittsfield, PA 16340 or to the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, PA 16371.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome. net.