FAIR HORSEMEN MOURN LOSS OF
TERRY SCHOEFFEL, KEN WEAVER
TERRY SCHOEFFEL, 67
Karl T. (Terry) Schoeffel, the President of the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association and a longtime member of the USTA, passed away at home on December 23, 2010. He was 67.
Terry was an avid harness racing enthusiast an an owner and active member of the USTA since 1970. He was also licensed as a trainer/driver for eight years in the 1970s.
He was a founding member of the PAFHHA, serving as its president since its inception three years ago.
A retired Fluid Power Engineer from Herr Voss Corporation after 35 years in the steel industry, Terry was also a member and former Secretary of the Hungarian Beneficial Society in Zelienople. Above all, Terry made his family his priority,
especially his grandchildren.
The son of the late Stanley and Mary (Purvis) Schoeffel, he was born May 4, 1943.
He is survived by his wife Virginia “Ginny” (Kollek) Schoeffel, whom he married February 17, 1962; five children, Michael (Cathy) Schoeffel, Richard (Cheryl) Schoeffel, Stephen “Beaner” (Kathy) Schoeffel, Laura Oldin (her fiancée, Terry Altmeyer), all of Evans City, and Christopher Schoeffel of Callery; ten grandchildren, Ashley (Steve) Hughes of Beaver, Justin & Jessica Schoeffel, Michelle Avallone, Brian Sarver, Brett and Brooke Schoeffel, Nick and Kaitlyn Johnston, all of Evans City, and Kylee Schoeffel of Callery; two great-grandchildren, Braden Sarver and Landon Avallone.
His brother, Dr. Thomas (Debbie) Schoeffel of Evans City also survives as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Stephen is an active trainer/driver at The Meadows, while Ginny and Kathy are active horse owners. Terry Altmeyer is an active trainer at The Meadows as well. Chris Schoeffel is a blacksmith at The Meadows.
In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel, and his granddaughter, Kirsten.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Sunday and 1-4 PM Monday at Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., of Evans City, 116 E. Main Stree, Evans City. Funeral services wlll be at 4PM on Monday, December 27 at the funeral home.
KEN WEAVER, 71
Kenneth M. Weaver, 71, of Home, PA, died Dec. 16, 2010 at the Armstrong Co. Hospital.
He was born in 1939 in Smicksburg to Milo and Maxine Cornman Weaver. He was a veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, having served in the United States Army. He received a BS degree from IUP, a master’s degree from Duquesne University and was a graduate of Oklahoma Farriers College.
Ken was employed as a school teacher for Armstrong Co. Schools for 25 years before retirement. At the time of his death, he was self-employed as a Standardbred trainer.
He was a member of the USTA, Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen, Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, lifetime member of the Armstrong Co. Mounted Posse, co-founder and lifetime member of the Foothills Horse and Pony Association, and a former member of the PA Contest Riders Association and the PA Flying Farmers Association.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine; companion, Katricia Adams; children, Robin and Brian (Heidi); grandchildren, Augusta and Rhys; step-grandchildren, Hannah Farester and Rory Farester-Hohl; brother, Paul (Carol); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant daughter.
Friends will be received on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 2-5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 2-5 p.m. at the Old Mahoning Baptist Church, 5225 Mahoning Road, Home, PA 15747. A funeral service will be held at the church on Monday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Micah McMillen officiating. Interment will be made in the North Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Cornish Scholarship Fund, c/o the Dayton Fair, P.O. Box 271, Dayton, PA 16222.