HEGINS • Alan R. Terwilliger, 85, died Jan. 6, at his residence.
He was born July 8, 1933, in Sharon, a son of the late Raymond and Marion Duitch Terwilliger.
He was a 1952 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School and 1956 graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of AGR Fraternity.
He served in the military and was commissioned as a Second Lt. in 1956. He served six months active duty and seven years in the National Guard and Reserves, Pine Grove, Unit 228th S/T, 28th Division.
He was part owner and former president of Huntsinger Farms, Inc., Hegins.
He served as president of Tri-Valley CAN DO Organization from 1966-1972; was a board member from 1970-2008 and chairman of the board from 1983-1985 of the Greater Pottsville Industrial Development Corp. (GPIDC)/Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO); was a board member from 1985-2010 and chairman of the board from 1992-1995 of the Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA). He was named the G. Earl Stephenson Distinguished Citizen in 1989 by the Greater Winter Carnival for distinguished and unselfish service given to the Greater Pottsville community. He served as chairman of Tri-Valley Charities, Tri-Valley School Board, chairman of the Tri-Valley Basketball and Wrestling Clubs, Tri-Valley Community Pool fundraising drive and chairman of the Board of Adjustment of Hegins Twp.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Huntsinger Terwilliger; two daughters, Celeste Terwilliger of Dedham, Mass. and Amy Bruso of Hegins; three sons: John Terwilliger and Stephen Terwilliger, both of Hegins, and Neil Terwilliger of Sacramento; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Judy Coleman of Dallas, Texas, and Sally Dilts of Camarillo, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Tri-Valley Charities, P.O. Box 751, Valley View, PA 17983.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.
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