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PHILIP W. CRAVENER May 8, 1937 – March 24, 2012

March 26, 2012 by  
Filed under In Memoriam

Phil Cravener at the 2012 HCH Annual Meeting (Carlisle, PA) - Photo: Rick Sheets

May 8, 1937 – March 24, 2012

Philip W. Cravener, 74, of Latrobe, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born May 8, 1937, in Indiana, Pa., the son of the late Merle E. and Phyllis (Moorhead) Cravener. Philip was retired from Carborundum, and was a member of  many black powder related organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne L. (Lunk) Cravener, of Latrobe; two sons, Jeffrey M. Cravener, at home, and Christopher A. Cravener and his wife, Carolyn, of Blairsville; two sisters, Cora Lee Tarr and her husband, Maurice, of Latrobe, and Diana Webb and her husband, Richard, of Jeannette; and a grandson, Cody A. Cravener. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He served the Penna Gun Collectors Association as treasurer for many years. He was the secretary of the Lantrobe Sportsmen. Phillip Cravener also belonged to the Old Westmoreland Rifles and served as Commander, Adjutant and the Treasurer.

He had 40 years experience building, repairing and restoring muzzleloaders and accouterments.  When Roland Cadle was elected Guildmaster of the Honourable Company of Horners, he asked Phil if he would offer to serve as secretary. Phil Cravener served loyally as the HCH secretary up to his passing.  He was a busy man, dedicated to his craft as a gunmaker and horner. He was a member of the CLA, HCH, NMLRA and the NRA.

If you would like to share a few words about Phil, you may do so below by leaving a comment.

Jeff Bibb, Guildmaster