Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Passing Away

My father, Harry Dignal, passed away today, July 27, 2011, at approximately 3:15 PM. Dad was born December 13, 1921 in Stoneboro, PA. He finished the 11th grade and then left home. He worked in a grocery store and for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) until joining the Army in 1942. He married my mother, Juanita Styers, before going to Japan. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945. Dad retired from General Motors, having worked for 44 years at the Packard Electric Wiring Harness Plant in Warren, OH. He lived the last three years at the Whitecliff Nursing Home in Greenville, PA. He was 89 years old.

Dad was a soft-spoken man. He seldom raised his voice. He was admired and loved by all the staff at the nursing home. Most importantly, he was loved by all of us. We will miss him greatly. Thanks, Dad, for always being there! We love you.


  1. It is bittersweet to know God answers prayer. I am sorry for your loss but I am grateful your dad did not have to endure prolonged suffering. We will be praying for you and your family.

  2. Dave, I didn't realize that your dad passed away. I am sorry for your loss. It sounds like he lived a long and full life.