Earl Benton Fluharty, 85, of Hopewell Township passed on December 29 peacefully at home. Earl was born on October 28, 1932 in Sewickley to Luther Fluharty and Mary Catherine Haney and lived his life in the Aliquippa area. Following his time in the US National Guard, Earl worked for J&L Steel in the industries heyday and later founded EB Machine and Benton Properties. He was a lifelong member of New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and the Sewickley American Legion.
Earl is survived by his former wife Shirley A Fluharty, three children Charles (Melissa) Fluharty of Atlasburg, PA, Karen E Fluharty, Montville, NJ and Mary (David) Alexander, Hopewell Township and 5 grandchildren, Justin D. Alexander, Samantha E Alexander, Connor Fluharty, Catherine Fluharty and Ryan Egan Fluharty as well as brothers Joseph Fluharty, Hopewell Township & William Fluharty, Sewickley and Virginia McCloskey of Robinson Twp. His sister, Louise Fluharty Wissner, predeceased him.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 3, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa, 2345 Mill St. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm in New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Donations in lieu of flowers can me made to the New Bethlehem Church, Aliquippa, PA. Www.newbethlehampc.com