William Q. "Beagle" Auman, 84, of 445 Benedict Street, St. Marys, died with his family by his side on Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born June 26, 1927 in St. Marys, a son of the late John R. and Genevieve M. Dippold Auman.
On June 20, 1964 in St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Angeline "Angie" Panighetti Auman, who survives.
He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and was a veteran of WWII, having served during WWII. He retired in 1988 from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 41 years of service. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club and the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and ﬁsherman who loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time at his camp with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife of 47 years, Angeline "Angie" Panighetti Auman, he is survived by two daughters, Diane, Mrs. Scott Spinda, of Elizabethtown and Lisa Auman of St. Marys; four sons, William J. Auman of St. Marys, Jeffrey L. Auman and his wife Kim of St. Marys, Gary M. Auman and his wife Rose of St. Marys, and Stephen Auman and his wife Allison of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, Scott Spinda, Jr., Renee Spinda, Jessica and Melissa Dunn, Brittany, Rachel, Rixon, Heather, Autumn, and Shawna and Stephen Auman; a great granddaughter, Jade Brown; a sister, Helen Parana of St. Marys; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Evelyn Francis, Mildred Gerg, Rita Cunningham, Cecelia Geer and Mary Hasselman; and three brothers, Edward Auman, Alvin Auman and James Auman, who preceded him in death just hours before.
A Mass of Christian Burial for William "Beagle" Auman will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. Military Honors will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail Detail.
Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, on Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, Glen Hazel Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com