Frederick C. “Fred” Pennington, 74, of Rossiter passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1949 to Edward and Henrietta (Stamler) Pennington in Indiana.
Fred was a 1967 graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School. On November 29, 1969 he married the love of his life, Arlene Elizabeth Miller. They were happily married for 53 years. He worked as a mechanic for IA Construction and retired from STA Bus Company. Fred was an avid hunter, gun collector, gunsmith, and classic car enthusiast. He was a lifetime member of the Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company and the NRA. He was also a member of the PA Gun Collectors Association and the Classic Car Club of America.
He is survived by his wife Arlene E. Pennington, Rossiter, a son Donnie Pennington, Falls Creek, three daughters; Shawna Sterling and husband Stephen, Rossiter, Shelly Pennington, Upper Juneau, and Jenna Arnold and husband Jason, Glen Campbell, nine grandchildren; Bradley Arnold, Joey (Shacha) Carney, Dani Carney, Ali Carney, Andy Carney, Blaze (Josie) Sterling, Angellica (Alexa) Sterling, Zach Aston, and Sydney Aston, eight great-grandchildren, a son-in-law Ed Carney, Hamilton, a brother Ed Pennington and wife Peggy, DuBois and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Brandi Carney and a brother, Dennis Pennington.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Avenue, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, and also on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Interment will take place at Pearce Cemetery, Rossiter.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 258, Rossiter, PA ,15772, or to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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