Ira Kay “Blackie” Kephart
Born August 1, 1942 in (Sanborn) Osceola Mills, PA. He was the son of the late Dorsey and Mae (Haines) Kephart. He was married to Karen (Merrell) Kephart on 8/19/1961 at Ohio EUB Church in (Morgan Run) Osceola Mills, PA.
He was of Christian faith and was a retired electrician for the Union Carbide,Piscataway, NJ. He graduated from Phillipsburg-Osceola High School, class of 1961.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter Bonnie Marie Kephart; two sisters Bethel Wilkes and Dorothy Gomez; and two brothers Kerby Kephart, and Gary J. Kephart.
He is survived by a daughter Sheila Natale and her husband Frank of Middlesex, NJ; a son Kevin Kephart and his wife Jacinta of San Diego, CA; eight grandchildren, Michael, Patrick, Danielle, Wulfran, Kurtis, Austin, Maiakai and Majana; agreat granddaughter, Amanda; four sisters Marion Gibson and her husband Charles of Las Vegas, NV, Donna Jones and her husband Clair of Homer City, PA; Josephine Wardo and her husband George of Homer City PA; Gloria Lutz and her husband Allen of Brisbin, PA.; two brothers Kenneth Kephart and his wife Pat Kephart of Bryan TX, and Keith Kephart of Sandy Ridge, PA.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Heath Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian S. Vineyard officiating. Burial will be in the Sanborn Cemetery, Houtzdale.