Harry Carlton "Cart" Aurand

Born: Sun., Jan. 3, 1932
Died: Thu., Jun. 12, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 15, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Military Honors

Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery


Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Mifflintown—Harry Carlton “Cart” Aurand, 82, of Mifflintown, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Bridges at Brookline.

     Born Jan. 3, 1932 in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Harry P. and Elizabeth “Mud” (Harman) Aurand.

     He is survived by his wife, Sara Ann (Tyson) Aurand, whom he married July 10, 1952; three children, Vicki A. Varner and husband, Gary, of McAlisterville, C. Douglas Aurand of Norfolk, Va., and Mark A. Aurand and wife, Heather, of Mifflintown; one brother, Edward Aurand of Berlin , Md., four grandchildren, Oliver Aurand, Morgan Aurand, Tyson Aurand, and Willow Aurand; and one great-granddaughter, Bryannah Aurand.

     He was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Joanne Kornmann.

     He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1949.

     He served as an Airman with the 112th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron of the Air National Guard from Dec. 1, 1951 to Feb. 12, 1953.

     He worked as a brakeman/conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, and Conrail, retiring in 1993 after 43 years of service.  He was also a licensed auctioneer.

     He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, the United Trainmen’s Union, and the Juniata Saddle Horse Association, where he served many terms as president and treasurer.  He was one of the founding members and a former treasurer of the Penn Central Racing Association, which originated the races at Port Royal.  After the speedway was taken over by the Juniata Co. Agricultural Association, he continued to be involved and was the ticket agent at the races.

     He was a car enthusiast. He and his wife enjoyed going to flea markets and listening to country music jam sessions in the area.

     He was skilled in many areas and built much of his house himself.

     His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June16, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Mr. Donald “Saint” Prye officiating.  Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

     There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at the funeral home, but no viewing prior to the service on Monday.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Juniata Meals On Wheels, PO Box 251, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Harry's memory to the following organization:

Juniata County Meals On Wheels
PO Box 251, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Karen Parker
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
So sorry to hear about Cart's passing. Loved hearing his stories about the saddle club and railroad. He loved being busy at the club, helping the cooks in the kitchen, taking lunch out to the Long Ride with Bob. And hearing him on the loudspeaker "dinner is now being served down by the 'crik' no lines, no waiting!" I will miss seeing his motorhome parked across from us.