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Friday, January 5, 2018

Walter A. DeHaven, Jr., 81, of Wildwood Dr., Port Allegany, PA

Walter A. DeHaven, Jr.

Walter A. DeHaven, Jr., 81, of Wildwood Dr., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Thursday (Jan. 4, 2018) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport. 

Born June 15, 1936, in Austin, PA, he was a son of Walter A. and Agnes Atkinson DeHaven. On Dec. 8, 1983, in Port Allegany, he married Anna P. Love (Anna Brookens), who survives.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY.

Walter had been employed with Pittsburgh Corning Co. of Port Allegany, retiring in 1996, after 40 years of service.

Mr. DeHaven attended the Open Arms Community Church, Port Allegany. He had a passion for aviation and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He loved gardening, and attending to his yard and property. He was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing. He enjoyed collecting model cars, old bottles, and other antique collectables.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Anna, are a son, Jeffrey L. DeHaven of Oregon; two daughters, Jody A. (Roger) Spencer of Addison, NY, Joy E. Spader of Port Allegany; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Gary L. (Tammie) Brookens of Fayetteville, NC, Scott M. (Christa) Brookens of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; three stepdaughters, Tammy L. Brookens of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Vicki M. Brookens of Port Allegany, Beth A. (Jim) Owens of Bradford, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his parents, two brothers, Arnold P. and Donald A. DeHaven; and a sister, Iola Pockey.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2018) in the Open Arms Community Church, Port Allegany, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., with Matthew Burt, pastor, and Chris and Cindy Hill, co-officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Open Arms Community Church, Port Allegany.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 

Anna DeHaven
382 Wildwood Dr.
Port Allegany, PA 16743


Anonymous said...

You're now in peace Wally plus your with your loved ones that were heaven bound before you & they were all there we coming you with open arms...Our thoughts & prayers are with his sweet wife Ann & all his family...God be with all of you through this trying time...Our love to all of you...

Unknown said...

We lost a great Hunan being. That is for sure. Love you Walter!! May the Lord wrap his loving arms around your family and give them comfort at this time. May your grace be sufficient for them and may they lean on you for strength to get through the days ahead. In Jesus name I pray! Amen!! Love you all!!

Anonymous said...

May His Lord & Savior walk his family through this very diffucult time..we will surely miss him...he was a great soon as our grandchildren would see Walter outside they could hardly wait to jump on their bikes to visit him...they loved Walter...he was a very wise man..enjoyed just listening to his stories..well surely miss him.. Annie, our thoughts & prayers are with you & the's just comforting to know Walter is with Jesus..I remember when he was able to walk down to the end of our road & back...I would be coming back, he'd be on his way down..we would stop & talk, he would mention how beautiful the Lord made everything so perfect, the birds were singing, the sun was shining, we'd see a rabbit or 2 run across the road, a deer once in a while, he truly enjoyed & saw the beauty the Lord had given you Annie, we'll continue to keep you all in our prayers..God bless.

Anonymous said...

I will miss you alot old friend. You are out of pain and walking with our Lord Jesus. My prayers go out to you Ann and the rest of the family. May God comfort you during this time of loss. Love you Kate Tomac Reynold