Archie McNett, 85, of Springfield Twp., Pa., passed away at home while
surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 19, 2015.
Born Dec. 9, 1929 in Williamsport, Pa., Archie Dudley McNett was one of
four sons of the late Archie and Alma (Edler) McNett. After graduating
from Troy High School with the class of 1947, Archie began a 27-year
career in the U.S. Navy. Serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars,
Archie earned the rank of ENCM (SS) and received several medals. He
then became a licensed real estate agent and was associated with
Endless Mountains Real Estate Company in Covington and later the
Northern Tier Realty Company in Troy. On Aug. 11, 1980, he married the
former JoAnn Ward in Towanda. Archie loved being outdoors and working
in his woods. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed making many
projects, especially potato crates and birdhouses. He was a die-hard
New York Yankee's baseball fan. Archie volunteered many hours and
financial assistance to the Grover Hill Cemetery. He was instrumental
in the anchor display at Troy's V.F.W. Post 675 and American Legion
Post 49 building. He also kept in touch with several of his Navy
buddies over the years. His memberships included the Sons of the
American Legion and the Deer Crossing Marine Corps League Detachment.
In addition to his wife JoAnn, surviving are his son Jason McNett of
Springfield Twp., Pa.; two stepdaughters Brenda Jo Tracy of California
and Susan Buchanan of Florida; a brother Ian McNett of Virginia;
several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and close nieces and
nephews and many cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers Stephen McNett and Samuel McNett;
two stepchildren Del Golden and Ruth Ann Golden.
Calling hours are 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at Pepper Funeral
Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Jim Crupi will officiate the
funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Grover Hill Cemetery at a
later date. In lieu of flowers, Archie would have appreciated a
memorial donation to Grover Hill Cemetery, c/o 31 Shell Rd., Columbia
Cross Rds., PA 16914.