Laverne “Red” Rumgay, 90 of Clymer, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home with his loving wife and daughters.
He was the son of James G. and Ruth (Park) Rumgay born on March 10, 1922 in Clymer, PA.
Red was married to Irene (Gaul) for 66 years and together they raised four children, Lt. Col. (Retired) James A., Patricia (James) Quinn of Pittsburgh, Katheryn (Richard) Bucci of Florida and Robert (Lesa). He has six grandchildren, Andy Rumgay, Patrick and Bobby Quinn, and Melissa, Elliot and Nicholas Bucci.
He was preceded in death by his parents two sons, James and Robert; one brother, James and one sister, Mae Harper.
Red was a World War II Army Veteran. He was employed by Robertshaw Controls where he retired after 27 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed tending his large vegetable garden every summer. Red also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Bence Funeral Homes, Clymer. His funeral service will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Church of the Resurrections cemetery, Clymer, military rites will be provided by the Clymer American Legion, post 222.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to a charity of ones choice.