of Birdhardville, PA
December 3, 2012
Selden Chapin Birchard, Jr., 87, of Birchardville, PA, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012, at his home. Born November 8, 1925 in Birchardville, PA, he was the son of the late Carlton and Lillian (Ackerman) Birchard. He was a member of Birchardville Baptist Church. Selden was a dairy farmer and loved his Jersey cows. He loved his family, hunting, the outdoors and the Lord. In later years, he enjoyed milk bottles, antiques and auctions at Shamrock Auctions. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Arlene (Graham) Birchard of Birchardville, PA; and 5 children, Louise Small of Irish Hill, PA, Larry (Sheila) Birchard, Dennis (Sheila) Birchard, Debra (Ronald) Smith, Eileen Birchard, all of Birchardville, PA; 17 grandchildren, Brian (Maria) Small, Brock Small (fiancée Alison Huizinga), Lance (Renee) Birchard, Gregg (Cherie) Birchard, Autumn (Joseph) Evanek, Shaloam (Evan) Dyer, Chantal Birchard, Chapin Birchard, Jacob Smith, Justin (Stacy) Smith; great-grandchildren, Makenna, Logan, Frank, Dakota, Cory, Noah, Rachael, Sarah, Dustin, Luke; brothers & sister-in-law, Courtland Birchard of Birchardville, PA, Gene (Rose) Birchard of Endicott, NY; sister-in-law, Glendora Graham of Birchardville, PA; brother-in-law, Reginald (Ednita) Graham of Windsor, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, William Small; infant granddaughter Small; great-granddaughter, Taylor Birchard; aunt, Helen Birchard; sister-in-law, Mary Birchard; brothers-in-law, Bernard & Millard Graham. Please go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions or more information. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Birchardville Baptist Church, 49 Birchardville Hill Road, Montrose, PA 18801.