EAST WATERFORD - Fred O. Palm, 77, of East Waterford, died at 7:41 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the Lewistown Hospital.
Born Feb. 3, 1935, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Orville Boone and Beulah Palm. On Aug. 25, 1956, he married his surviving wife, Ruby E. (Kirk) Palm, with whom he shared nearly 56 years of marriage.
He also is survived by: his children, Cheryl A. Shank and her husband, Glen, of Mount Joy, Norma J. Brackbill and her husband, Garth, of Port Royal, Donna L. Hoffer and her husband, Gene, of Manheim, Cathy J. Renninger and her husband, Cletus, of Thompsontown, Bobby J. Palm, of McClure, and Fredrick P. Palm and his wife, April, of Spring Run; siblings, Nettie Huffman and Joy Geedy, both of Honey Grove, Donnie Palm, of McCoysville, and Ruth Ann Noss, of Mount Holly Springs; 16 grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.
One daughter, June Mae Palm, preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2002.
In earlier life he worked for various feed mills in Juniata County before retiring from Asplundh Tree Service.
Fred loved the outdoors, being an avid hunter and fisherman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the McCulloch Mills Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the funeral home.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.