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Dale Irvin Stern

June 23, 1939 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 80)


Dale Irvin Stern, 80, Martinsburg, entered his eternal rest on Monday, June 15, 2020 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 23,1939 son of the late Samuel K. and Barbara (Stoner) Stern.  He was united in marriage to Joanne Kay Guyer on October 14, 1960.  His wife of almost 60 years survives at their residence. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children:  Brian and wife Robin of Roaring Spring, David of Elizabethtown, Rita Murphy and husband Jim of Hollidaysburg; eight grandchildren:  Natasha Etzweiler and husband Bob; Kara, Sierra, Nathan, Adam, and Leah Stern; Colleen and Maria Murphy. He is also survived by two brothers:  W. Dean and wife Lucille, Wayne; mother-in-law Evelyn Guyer; and a sister-in-law Vada Stern. He was preceded in death by a brother Donald, a sister-in-law Ruth, and a granddaughter Shanna. Dale was a member of the Woodbury Church of the Brethren, serving as a Deacon for many years. He worked for 10 years at New Enterprise Stone & Lime and then 40+ years as an owner/operator hauling steel east of the Mississippi, always having a preference for Kenworths (logging over a million miles on his last one).  He never really retired – continuing to drive locally as long as his health would allow, enjoying the friends he made at Curry Supply and Keystate Ag. Dale had several hobbies that enriched his life.  He always enjoyed his time as a regular contributor to the local think tank at the Martinsburg BCO during the early morning hours.  He delighted in restoring two Oliver tractors to their days of usage on his family farm on the Woodbury Pike, and also sharing in the tractor pulls.  He found much pleasure in driving all over the Cove in the Shelby Cobra he built with Brian, especially when it involved an ice cream stop.  He loved spending time with family and friends while hunting at his camp in Cameron County or hunting elk in Colorado. Dale was a great husband, father, brother and friend.  He didn’t say a lot, but his character served as a support to many. Due to recent COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, services will be held privately. Please feel free to share your memories of Dale with Joanne by mail or on the funeral home website. Memorial contributions in remembrance of Dale may be sent to Camp Blue Diamond (P.0. Box 240 Petersburg, PA  16669) or to Family Hospice at Home Nursing Agency Foundation (201 Chestnut Avenue Altoona, PA  16601). Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, LLC (; Woodbury.

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