Henry John 'Hank' Marché

Henry John “Hank” Marché, 79, of 605 Main St., Alexandria, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Canal Street, Alexandria.

Born June 1, 1939, in Brandy Camp, Elk County, he was the son of the late Theodore and Helen (Hutchison) Marché. He was united in marriage to the former Shirley Sponsler Jan. 20, 1966, in Huntingdon. Mrs. Marché survives at their residence.

Mr. Marché is survived by two sons, Henry L. Marché and wife, Elizabeth, of Gainesville, Virginia, and Kevin Marché and companion, Renee Romberger; and three grandchildren, Mason Marché, Claire Marché and Charlie Marché.

He was preceded in death by eight siblings, Elizabeth Janosky, Julia “Sue” McMin, James Marché, Jule Marché, Pete Marché, Theodore Marché, Frances Marché and Raymond Marché. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Marché served in the United States Army.

He was a Class A member of the William P. Spyker American Legion Post 520, Alexandria, a life member of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. and a union member of PennDOT.

Mr. Marché attended Bennetts Valley Schools.

He worked at Nittany Timberle of State College, Erie Tech of State College, Penn State University as a mover, N.E. Reihart and Sons, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County Bridge Construction and Marché Welding. In 1979, he went to work at PennDOT and retired after more than 20 years of service as a welder/blacksmith. He then drove truck for Marché & Sons until his untimely death.

Mr. Marché loved spending time with his family, friends and his grandson he affectionately called “Magee.” He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and collecting coins. Mr. Marché was a longtime resident of Huntingdon County and had been at his current residence since 1969.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Cutright Funeral Homes — Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria, with James Foster officiating. Private family interment will be made. Full military honors will be accorded.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing/visitation from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at huntingdondailynews.com.

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John Whittaker

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Hank's death. Our condolences to his family at this very sad time. May Our Lord grant this fine man eternal rest.


Rest in peace Hank, you have earned it.
Maryann and Charlie Berkey.