Harry L. Carstetter

Born: Sat., Dec. 5, 1936
Died: Wed., Jul. 31, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 06, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 07, 2019
Location: Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 07, 2019
Location: Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home

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    Harry L. Carstetter Sr., 82, lifetime resident of Antes Fort, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his home.
    Born Dec. 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Harry M. and Martha (Watters) Carstetter. Harry wed his beloved wife, Shirley (Bower), on June 15, 1957, and they shared over 54 years of marriage and memories before she passed away in April 2012. He continued to show his devotion to her by visiting her gravesite every day since.
    They had three children, Cynthia (Barry) Krape, of Bastress, Harry L. Jr. (Ashley) Carstetter, of Williamsport, and James (Karen) Carstetter, of Loganton. Also surviving is his only brother, Richard (Jo Ann) Carstetter, of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Lisa (Joshua) Newton, Chad (Lyndsay) Krape, Mary Carstetter, Thomas (Payton) Carstetter, Dustin (Corinne) Carstetter, Ashley Carstetter, Tyler Carstetter, Brian Carstetter, and Nicholas Carstetter; 11 great-grandchildren; and another much anticipated great-grandchild arriving in October.
    Harry attended Jersey Shore Area Senior High School before working at various farms in the area, the Jersey Shore Cemetery, Central Cable in Jersey Shore and finally retired from Alcan Cable in Williamsport in 1997. Harry was a proud veteran of the United States Army Reserves and former member of the Antes Fort Volunteer Fire Company.
    As a young man, he played baseball in the Woolrich League from 1957 to 1962. He was well-known among his fellow players as one of the best pitchers in the league thanks to his smooth left-handed delivery. He had a record 176 strikeouts in 1960, and his team won the League Championship in 1962.     He went on to coach his sons' Little League teams in Antes Fort when they were growing up. In addition, Harry was an avid bowler who enjoyed participating on multiple leagues through the years, and once bowled a perfect 300 game at ABC Lanes in 1985. He enjoyed fishing, and recently returned from another week-long fishing trip in Canada with his family. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin, where he hunted with family and friends, and was a founding member of the Morgan Valley Bear Hunters Club. In recent years, his favorite activity was his daily breakfast at Janey's Restaurant in Avis with his many friends and favorite waitresses. He loved to relax in his favorite reclining chair and watch movies - although those who knew him know that he mostly "watched" with his eyes closed.
    As a Dad, Pap, Pop Pop, brother and uncle, he will be forever missed by all those who love him.
    Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA.
    Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.
    He will be laid to rest in the Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

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