everyone is sad…but glad that Great Pap is no longer suffering.
Roy E. “Pap” Mooney Sr. [LaVale]
LAVALE — Roy Elwood “Pap” Mooney Sr., 83, of LaVale, went to the with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009, with his wife of 63 years by his side.
Born Oct. 6, 1925, in Bellaire, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Ernest Mooney and Ruth Ethel (Leake) Mooney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Mooney and Raymond A. Mooney; and two sisters Helen Roskopf and June “Junebug” Dolly. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Pap retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Company after 37 1/2 years of service. He was a born again Christian and was a 32nd degree Master Mason of the Potomac Lodge 100 AF & AM Cumberland; a member of the Scottish Rite and a Noble in the Ali Ghan Shriners, Cumberland. He was also a member of the Salvation Army Band in Bellaire, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma L. (Schramm) Mooney, of LaVale; five children, Roy E. Mooney Jr. and Bobbie Bachman, of Gettysburg, Pa., Tim L. Mooney and wife Penny, of LaVale, Norma K. Schade, of LaVale, Terry Mooney and wife Janice, of Carlisle, Pa., and Lydella “Kim” Bittner and David Focht, of Hyndman, Pa.; ten grandchildren, Roy E. Mooney III, of Florida, Mark Mooney and wife Mindy, of Cumberland, Daniel Mooney and wife Tracy, of Hyndman, Pa., Timmy Mooney and Ricky Mooney, both of LaVale, Robert McKenzie, of Ocean City, Matthew McKenzie and wife Julie, of Oldtown, Travis Mooney and fiancé Heather, of Carlisle, Pa., Heather Smith and husband Bradley, of Hyndman, Pa., and Kimberly Watson and husband Thomas, of Cumberland; eighteen great-grandchildren, Sadie Mooney, Roy E. Mooney IV, and Cassidy Mooney, all of Florida, Connor Mooney and Corrigan Mooney, both of Cumberland, Alicia McKenzie, Megan McKenzie, Joshua McKenzie and Molly McKenzie, all of Midland, Autumn McKenzie and Shane McKenzie, both of Oldtown, Hunter Mooney, of Carlisle, Pa., Damien Smith, Andrew Smith, Alexander Smith and Mason Smith, all of Hyndman, Pa., and Nicolas Smith and Jakob Watson, both of Cumberland. He was also the uncle of many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pap was the “heart and soul” of our family. He was looked upon as our rock and was a hard worker, he has had many friends and we loved him for everything that he was. He loved to tell stories and to work on just about everything. He loved collecting and working on cars. He would stay up late at night and watch TV, do word searches, loved animals and was a great story teller. Pap had more strength in one hand then ten men had in their whole bodies. It is said that those who pass go on to a better place, but with the passing of you there will forever be an empty space in our lives. When it is our time, we hope to see you waiting for each and everyone of us, and that you have found the ones that you have lost. We love you Pap with all our heart and will forever miss you.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com on Monday, April 27, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Potomac Lodge 100 AF & AM will hold a Masonic service at the funeral home on Monday, April 27, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, and a dinner will follow at the Church of Christ, 221 Memorial Ave., Cumberland.
Pallbearers will be Roy Mooney III, Mark Mooney, Daniel Mooney, Matthew McKenzie, Bradley Smith and Travis Mooney. Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Mooney and Ricky Mooney.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Church of Christ, 221 Memorial Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502.