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Harold M. Adams

October 24, 1926 ~ September 6, 2018 (age 91)

Harold M. Adams, 91, 230 Danis St., Mill Hall, PA died September 6, 2018 at the Haven Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lock Haven, PA . Born October 24, 1926 in Greenburr, PA, he was the son of the late James Garfield and Carrie Kahl Adams. On July 3, 1965 in Roaring Springs, PA he married Patricia Conn who survives at home.

For eight years Harold attended a one room school which he fondly referred to as the “Greenburr Academy”.  Harold graduated from the Sugar Valley High School. He was drafted out of his senior year into the U.S. Navy on Feb. 6, 1945. In the Navy he served at Bainbridge, MD; Norfolk,  VA; Chincoteague, VA.  He was discharged from the Navy July 16, 1946. For his service he received the W.W. II  Victory Medal, and the American Area Medal.   

Harold graduated from the Lock Haven Teachers College, now Lock Haven University in May, 1955.He began his teaching care  in Blossburg High School where he taught English for 5 years.  In May of 1960  he received his Masters Degree from Bucknell University with certification in Administration and Supervision. In Sept. 1960 he was named Principal of Blossburg High School. In August, 1962 Harold was named Principal of the Bald Eagle-Nittany High School a position he held for 30 years  until his retirement in 1992.

Following his retirement  Harold earned his private pilot’s license. One of  greatest honors bestowed upon him was in June, 1992 when the Lock Haven University recognized him as their “ Distinguished Educator Award” for his 32 years as a high school principal.

During his lifetime Harold belonged to and held offices in a number of organizations including:

Member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Mill Hall; he had been a recipient of the  Hixson Fellowship   Award from Kiwanis International; American Legion Post # 444, Millheim; the Lock Haven University Alumni Assoc., Executive Committee; Phi Delta Kappa; United Way Board of Directors; Clinton Co. Retired Educators; a Volunteer at the Sentimental Journey Fly In; National Assoc.  Of School Principals; PA  Associations of Secondary School Principals; Central PA School Principals; the  C’s Flying Club; a  50 year + member, Bloss Lodge F & AM; Williamsport Consistory; Jaffa Shrine and the Clinton Co. Shrine Club. 

Survivors:

In addition to his wife, 

      1 Daughter: Carrie (Kurt)  Adams-Smith, Lock Haven, PA

*** Preceded in death by:

      3 Sisters: Aileen Meyer, Ruth Koch and Jean Beschler

      2 Brothers: Gordon and Glenn  Adams

A funeral  service honoring the life of Harold M. Adams will be held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA with Pastor Susan Champion officiating. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 11:30 A.M. until time of services. Interment in the Greenburr  Methodist Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Clinton Co. SPCA through the funeral home.

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