Harold A. Kiser Jr.

Born: Sun., Jun. 14, 1925
Died: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018


No services to be held


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Harold A. Kiser Jr., 93, of Irvine, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA after a brief illness.

He was born June 14, 1925 in Warren, PA, a son to the late Harold A. and Alice (Fitzgerald) Kiser Sr.  His family moved to a farm in Forest Co. in 1931 and then moved back in 1937. In May of 1943, Harold enlisted in the US Navy and was one of the Seabee’s stationed on the islands of the South Pacific. He spent 2 years there until he was sent back to the states and was honorably discharged in April of 1946.

He worked 40 years at the National Forge (Elwood) in Irvine and was very active in local sports. He bowled for 40 years, played softball for 15 years and shot trap for 45 years, earning All American 9 times. He had 2 Hall of Fame inductions, one for Pennsylvania State Trap Shooting Assoc. and one for the Warren Co. Sports.  He was a lifetime member of the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club, the Busti and Sugar Grove Trap Clubs, the AmVets, the NRA and ATA Trap Shooting Organization. He helped organize the Warren Co. Trap League and served as secretary/treasurer for 15 years at the start of it. He was the registered Shoot Manager for 25 years at the Bradford Gun Club and served as an hunting safety education instructor for 25 years.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Shirley J. (Andersen) Kiser, whom he married February 14, 1948. He is also survived by a daughter, B. June (Gilbert) Mason of Texas; a sister, Lois Miller of Warren, 4 grandsons, Sean A. Mason, Dennis R. Mason, Donald C. Mason, Andrew K. Mason,  5 great-grandchildren and a great great- granddaughter.

No services will be held at this time per Harold’s wishes.

Memorial donations may be made to the Warren County Youth Trap Shooting League, 364 Mickleson Ln. Tidioute, PA 16351.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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GIB MASON
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
One of my favorite persons of all time. He did so much for everyone. RIP.

Doug and Carol Worrell
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
You will be truly missed Harold. You brought a lot of joy and laughter to us at the Bradford Gun Club. Our Prayers go out to Shirley and family in this time of need. May God Bless and keep you. Love Doug and Carol Worrell

Nikki Renwick
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
Will miss u so much....dont worry "bubbles" will never forget you and all the good times we had at the bradford gun club....my thoughts and prayers to your family...

Pamela Jo Darroch
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
Dear Shirley, Please accept our condolences on Harold's passing. We always enjoyed his company when he came to a shoot, & were so pleased when he was inducted into the PSSA Hall of Fame. On behalf of both the Hall of Fame & the Darroch Family we will miss him.

Tom and Carole Carney
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
Shirley, so sorry to hear Harold passed, we will always remember his warm smile and his stories and jokes. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rena Ciukaj
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Shirley I'm sorry to hear about Harold you have my condolences and prayers.

Lori Garland
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Rest in Peace Uncle Junior. Thinking of you Aunt Shirley and cousin Junie. Hugs to you.

Barry and Nody Tingley
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
What can I say Harold, you touched our hearts forever. To you dear Shirley and Junie and family, may God ease your pain and give you comfort. God be with you, Barry and Nody

Nancy bumbarger
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Dear Shirley, I am so sad to hear about Harold. Ronnie respected him so much. He always went to the building for coffee at the state shoots. He lived a good life and had many friends. He will be missed a lot. My prayers go out to you. Remember the good memories you have. God bless Nancy.

Randy & Peg Viola
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Shirley we are so sorry to read of Harold's passing. We both have such fond memories of you both during our shooting years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Denny Lore
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Shirley, Enjoyed working with Harold for many years, bought guns and scopes from him, he was my trainer when learning to run the roughing lathes. He taught so many how to hunt safely and enjoy being out in nature. He will be remembered fondly by so many. May he forever rest in peace.

Tallant W Parker
   Posted Sat December 22, 2018
Good Old Boy...Sorry to hear of his passing...Tallie Parker

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