Carl Glenn Abernethy

January 19, 1944 ~ May 5, 2021 (age 77)


Carl Glenn Abernethy Sr., 76, of Smithmill, passed away Wednesday May 5, 2021 at UPMC Altoona.

Born December 19, 1944 in Houtzdale, he was a son of the late James  Robert and Fay J. (Miller) Abernethy.

Glenn was employed by E.I. Dupont in Linden N.J. as a warehouseman and by Thomas Saupp Painting in Houtzdale.

In April of 1970 he enlisted in The Pennsylvania State Police and retired from this service in July of 1995.

Glenn served with the United States Army Reserve, 336th Military Police Battalion, Clearfield from 1963 to 1967.

 He was a member of The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #61 DuBois, The American Association of State Troopers, the Houtzdale American Legion Freeberg Post #591, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #327, Houtzdale.

Glenn loved his classic cars and enjoyed working on his Pontiac GTO's.

On June 8, 1995 in Winchester, VA, he married Barbara (Ries) Abernethy, who survives at home.

Glenn is survived by his two sons: Carl Glenn Abernethy Jr. and Lisa Abernethy,  Jay Clay (Angela) Abernethy, both of Smithmill, three grandchildren, Max Emmett Abernethy, Mason Storm Abernethy, Ava Frances Abernethy and a brother Robert Paul Abernethy.

Also surviving are two step daughters; Brenda Romanini of State College, Jeri Bell of Clearfield, five step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, James  C. and Charles E. Abernethy.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday May 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Birger A Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale with Rev Robert Ford officiating.

Family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Interment will follow in the American Legion Cemetery, Brisbin with Military Honors accorded by the Houtzdale American Legion and Janesville Veterans of Foreign Wars joint Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Glenn's memory to Troop C. Camp Cadet Program, P.O. Box 89, DuBois, PA 15801.

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May 10, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

Funeral Service
May 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

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