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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ralph A. Culver, 82, of Comes Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY-Ralph A. Culver, 82, of Comes Creek Rd., passed away Thursday (Nov. 18, 2010) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born March 12, 1928, in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Robert and Iva Abbott Culver. On June 20, 1952, in Reno, NV, he married Betty J. Puhl, who survives.

Mr. Culver had worked for Viko Furniture Co., Eldred, Pierce Glass Co., Port Allegany, and many years with North Penn Gas Co., Port Allegany, retiring in 1990.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1947.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the US Navy for 9 years.
He was a member of United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, and retired member of local union 2799, United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America. They enjoyed many years with the Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Betty, are a son, Rev. Michael R. (Angie) Culver of Port Allegany; two daughters, Dianna L. Batchelor of Orlando, FL, Charlotte E. Cuccia of Winter Park, FL; 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Jean) Culver and Leroy (Felicia) Culver both of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2010) in the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, and Rev. Randy Headley, of the United Methodist Church, co-officiating.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard, following the service at the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

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