Maynard D. “Red” Amond, 101, of Indiana, formerly of Blairsville, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Penn Run, he was the son of Vinton and Elizabeth (Holsopple) Amond.
His childhood life was spent in McIntyre and he graduated from Indiana High School in 1935. He also attended Juniata College for two years and studied two years of accounting in Indiana.
He married his sweetheart, Alda Lee, of Blairsville, in January 1942, just before he entered the Army. Maynard served 3ﾽ years in the Army as staff sergeant in communication of an anti-aircraft unit during World War II in the European Theatre. He served during the D-Day invasion.
He received five bronze stars while serving his country. He was a member of Blairsville Presbyterian Church and a past president of the Blairsville Kiwanis Club, the Blairsville Historical Society, member and past master of Acacia Masonic Lodge #355 F&AM of Blairsville. He also was a member of Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, and also was one of the original members to form the Blairsville VFW organization. In 1953 he and his wife Alda operated their own jewelry store in Blairsville, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alda (Lee) Amond, in 2014; and sister Lucille Dimit.
In keeping with Red’s wishes, there will be no visitation. VFW Post #5821 and American Legion Post #0407 will conduct graveside military services in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, on Tuesday, June 18, at 12:30 p.m.
A reception will follow at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville.