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Harold R. Sieber

July 3, 1930 - April 4, 2024








Harold R. Sieber (Hal), formerly of Reedsville, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 1:15 a.m. at Valley View Haven in Belleville.  He was 93 years old.  Born on July 03, 1930, in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Helen Wagner and Harold Smith.  His father died in Hal’s infancy, and his mother later married Coy Sieber of Belleville.  Upon his mother’s death, when he was only 14, Hal went to live with relatives in Coatesville.


He graduated from Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster in 1949, majoring in Electrical Engineering.  After serving in the Air Force for several years, Hal moved to the Philadelphia area, where he attended Temple University, majoring in Business Management.  While attending Temple, Hal began the formation of his own company, HR Sieber Sales Engineers, which he later moved to Silver Spring, MD.


Hal was an avid hunter and in 1974, he purchased 40 acres of land in the Village of Airydale, PA in Big Valley, and proceeded to build a cabin on the property.  In addition to using it for hunting, Hal began a tradition of inviting a group of tennis players from the Maryland/DC area to spend the Fourth of July weekend there, playing in a tournament dubbed “The Airydale Open”.  This tradition lasted over 30 years.


In 1983, Hal married Judith Hull from Washington, DC. The couple lived in Potomac and Bethesda, MD until 2005 when they decided to retire and move to Reedsville.  Hal was very happy to return to his beloved and beautiful Big Valley where one of his favorite things was visiting the Amish farms and enjoying their fresh produce.


As well as his love for hunting, Hal was a very good athlete and enjoyed many sports.  While at Stevens, he participated in pole vaulting, track, wrestling and boxing, where he earned his Golden Gloves.  Later in life he became an enthusiastic tennis and golf player.


He was a member of Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, Walnut Springs Racquet Club in Reedsville, Lewistown Country Club, Kiwanis Club and the Masonic Lodge.


In addition to his wife and his sweet dog Nellie, Hal is survived by his three sons from a previous marriage, Stephen, Kurt (and wife Melanie), Richard (and wife Peggy), seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is his sister, Joan Miller of Middletown, PA.


The Sieber family would like to thank the staff at Valley View Haven for taking such good care of Hal during his twilight days.


Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Retirement Home, 4702 East Main Street, Belleville, PA  17004, ROFF, P.O. Box 6, Lewistown, PA  17044, and The Masonic Lodge, 80 Brady Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, 3813 West Main Street, Belleville.  Online condolences can be made at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.

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