Died: May 24, 2012
Allan A. Atherholt, Clarks Summit, died Thursday morning at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. His wife is the former Deborah Lee Dymond. They were married for 32 years.
Born in Dover, N.J., he was the son of Mary E. Crich Atherholt, West Wyoming; and the late Asa M. Atherholt Jr. He was employed by Diamond Manufacturing since 1997 as a maintenance mechanic before driving trucks for Trucks Unlimited/Diamond. Before that, he worked for Acme and Insalaco's. Allan was member of Teamsters Local 401 and United Food and Commercial Union 72. He was a West Side Area Vocational-Technical School graduate in 1971.
He was a strong, loving, generous son, husband and father who will be missed by all who knew him. He had a big heart, always willing to lend a hand. Allan had a passion for fishing, hunting and earlier, Gymkhana barrel horse racing with his horse, Trigger. He loved his dog, Diesel, aka Puparoo or Buster.
Also surviving are a son, Wesley R. Atherholt, Newton Twp.; three brothers, Stephen and wife, Debra, Florida; Byron Earl, West Pittston; and Lawrence and wife, Rebecca, Dallas; three sisters, Elaine Romanick and husband, Tony, Hazleton; Susan Benya and husband, Rick, Texas; and Jacqueline Hoffman and husband, Kevin, Benton; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Atherholt; and a brother, Asa Atherholt III.
A celebration of his life will be held privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Hospice Community Care, 100 Williams St., Dunmore, PA 18512.