He worked for the New York Power Authority for many years, working his way up from warehouse clerk to senior operator through self-directed studies and his usual calculated tenacity. The rotating shifts he worked for years influenced his life even in retirement, leading to his “night owl” tendencies and his infamous creed that “Nothing important happens before noon.”
A memorial service will be announced for late spring 2014.
Burial will be made in Union Cemetery in Gratz, Pa. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences and remembrances can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.