Joe Lear Carberry

June 5, 1934 ~ July 31, 2019 (age 85)

Joe Lear Carberry, 85, Martinsburg, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday at The Village at Morrisons Cove.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of Ambrose Lear and Arda Rose (MacGregor) Carberry. He married Mildred Claycomb.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rebecca "Becky" (Paul) Goven; two grandchildren: Andrew and wife, Angela, and Stuart and partner, Matthew; and four great-grandchildren.

He was the last member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three sisters: Lyla Rose Haney, Doris L. Robison and Nancy F. Montgomery; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was a 1953 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and attended Altoona School of Commerce. He was the proprietor of A.L. Carberry Auto Parts Inc., Hollidaysburg            .

Joe had many club affiliations, having been a member of Portage Lodge 220 F &AM for more than 50 years, a 63 year member of Scottish Rite Valley of Altoona, a member of Jaffa Shrine, Knights Templar and Mount Moriah RA Chapter No. 166 and a chapter advisor for Hollidaysburg DeMolay for many years. He was also a former member of Park Hills Country Club, Heidelberg Country Club and a member of Scotch Valley Country Club, AARP, Hollidaysburg Consolidated Sportsmen's Association and the NRA and an associate member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He was also a member of First United Methodist church, Hollidaysburg, for more than 50 years.

Joe was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed gardening and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his loving family.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a Masonic service will take place at 3:45 p.m., followed by a funeral at 4 p.m. Interment will be made at Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or First UMC, Hollidaysburg.

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