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Norman George Haner

Born: Tue., May 18, 1926
Died: Mon., Jan. 26, 2015

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Norman George Haner, 88, Hazeltine Hollow Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at home. He was born May 18, 1926 in Corry, PA. Norm was the eldest of three sons born to Charles V. Haner and his wife Edna (Dingfelder) Haner. He attended schools in the Corry area and quit school as a senior to join the U.S. Army. Norm spent 18 months overseas in WWII. He was involved in the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp, a horror he spoke rarely of.


Norm and Lucille Ransom married on February 8, 1947 in Chandlers Valley. The couple were married on Norm's parents silver anniversary. The couples first child, Dave, was born in Corry. They bought a large farm on the Nuttall Hill Road in 1948. Norm was a farmer and also drove school bus. Norm also worked at the Star Furniture Factory in Youngsville. In 1964, Norman and Lucille bought the Pittsburgh Inn.


Norm was preceded in death by two sons; Steve on Aug. 10, 1979 and Dave on June 22, 1987; his wife, Lucille on May 12, 1984; and a brother, Laurence Haner in January of 2011.


Norm is survived by 2 sons, Denny and Tom Haner and one daughter, Martie Haner, all of Sugar Grove; 4 grandsons, Brian and Dana Haner and the twins, Casey and Tyler Haner; 2 great grandsons, Steven and Nick Haner; a great granddaughter, Tayler Haner; and a brother, Bob (June) Haner of Corry.


In his younger days, Popsy enjoyed hunting and fishing. He always enjoyed a hunting or fishing tall tale and a risque joke or story. Norman was well known for the annual game dinner at the Inn. All manner of beast were well prepared and enjoyed by a large crowd. Dishes including moose, buffalo, deer and rattlesnake were devoured.


Norm enjoyed cold beer, his pond, bird watching, whiskey, country music and spending hundreds of hours volunteering his time at the Erie Soldiers and Sailors, VFW's, and Legions, helping out his fellow vets.

He was a life member of the Sugar Grove and Youngsville American Legion, and the V.F.W. Corry Post.


Burial will be private at the West Spring Creek Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Sugar Grove Free Library. The Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. were entrusted with all arrangements.

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