Duane L. Poole, 74, Turbotville, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Rolling Hills Manor Nursing Home, Millmont.
He was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, a son of the late Earl and Ethel (Hayes) Poole. On Aug. 29, 1968, he married the former BettyAnn Sterf and they have celebrated 49 years of marriage.
Duane was a 1961 graduate of Hempfield High School, Greensburg, and served with the Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a truck driver for Cooper-Jarrett, Preston Trucking, SNL, and retired from Brown Trucking in 2006.
He was a member of Greensburg United Church of Christ, the NRA, and Hempfield #2 Fire Department of Greensburg. He was a past president and member of the former McEwensville Fire Company.
Duane enjoyed hunting, gardening, playing cards and his two pets, Sprinkles and Ramses. He loved times spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and especially loved the babies.
In addition to his wife, BettyAnn, he is survived by two sons, Gregory Andricak and his wife Kim, of Turbotville, and Chad Poole, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two daughters, Michelle Horst, of Bainbridge, and Pagie Poole, of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren, Todd (Allison) Horst, Jeff (Megan) Horst, Kayla Horst, Melissa Andricak and fiancé Michael Rohm, Joshua Andricak, and Kyle Andricak and fiancé Brittany Nicholas; nine great-grandchildren, Madison, Sylar, Mia, Weston, Malaki, Lucas, Lincoln, Dean, and Alexis; three brothers, David (Cathy) Poole, of Winchester, Ind., Darwin "Coonie" (Perri) Poole, of Latrobe, and Dale (Wendy) Poole, of Greensburg.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Poole; and one great-grandson, Peyton Andricak.
Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, Watsontown, followed by the funeral at 1, with the Rev. Thomas Glasoe officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Duane's memory be made to the Lew Body Dementia Foundation at https://www.lbda.org/donate.
Published on January 21, 2018