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Albert W. Heintzelman, 90, of Vine Street, New Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home.
He was born June 7, 1926, in rural Winfield, a son of the late Harley Palmer and Harriet (Renninger) Heintzelman. On Dec. 22, 1945, he married the former Marcella V. Moyer who preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2008.
Albert attended the Hazlett School and served in the Army from February to August of 1952.
He and his wife attended the Sunbury Market selling produce. He had been employed by Pennsylvania House, Philco/Ford, Phillips Ind., American Home Foods, Bucknell University, Diehl Chevrolet, and from 1966 to 1991, he owned and operated Heintzelman's Mobile Station, New Berlin.
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Middleburg, and also attended Hummel's United Methodist Church. He was a 68-year member of the American Legion Post 957, New Berlin, being the oldest living member, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173, Selinsgrove since 1971, the NRA, and a life member of the North American Hunting Club.
Albert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tinkering, and will be remembered for his big gardens. He and his son had also raced dragsters at the Kreamer drag strip.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Doris J. and David Barner, of Middleburg; one son, Gerald E. Heintzelman, of Mifflinburg; five grandchildren, Daryl and Dion Barner, Andrea Guffey, Amy Walter, and Jill Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Darin Barner, Samantha and Alex Guffey, and Benjamin Johnson; and his special caregivers throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Arlene Faye Heintzelman; and two sisters, Rachel Moad and Catherine Walter.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Pastor Bob Klingerman and Celtic Home Care Spirtual Counselor, Bruce Wilkins, officiating.
Burial with military honors accorded by the Middlewest Veterans Honor Guard will be in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Contributions to honor Albert's memory may be made to Hummel United Methodist Church or Zion United Methodist Church.
Published on  May 25, 2017
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