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Howard "Wayne" Learn
Howard "Wayne" Learn, a.k.a. "Pap", 80, of Shelocta, PA, passed away peacefully in his home with his family on August 2, 2021.
He was born on March 9, 1941 in Dime, PA, the son of the late Guy A. and Margaret E. (Buterbaugh) Learn.
Wayne attended Vandergrift School and proudly served his country as a machinist assistant in the Navy. He worked for many years as crane operator for Wean United in Vandergrift, PA and later for National Roll in Avonmore. He was a "jack of all trades", and a carpenter, as well as a roofer.
He enjoyed being outside. He was an awesome archer, avid hunter and fisherman. He loved gardening and most of all his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Lee, and Ron.
His is survived by his wife of 56 years, Regina (Lukehart) Learn; his daughter, Patti Cesario (Doug) Pelletier of Maine; son, Michael (Sandy) Learn of Shelocta; daughter, Christy (Ken Harnish) Learn of West Lebanon; sons, Thomas (Rana) Learn of Apollo, Terry (Kelly) Learn of Home, PA; grandchildren, Steve, Hunter, Hayden, Krista "Ali", Kaitlyn, Kiersten, Morgan and Kristina Painter Young; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Stevie, June, Emily, and Valerie; his brothers, Charles Learn of Washington Township, Robert (Elva) Learn of FL, Glenn (Gloria) Learn of FL and Harold (Helen) Learn of Avonmore; and his bestest buddy, Lucky.
Friends and family will be received from 11 AM until the time of funeral services at 2 PM on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main St., Elderton, PA, with Pastor Brenda Sommerville Schall officiating. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne's honor to VNA Hospice, 850 Hospital Rd. # 3000, Indiana, PA 15701 or to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 449 Girty Road, Shelocta, PA 15774.
Interment will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA.
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