Jack M. Archer, 82, of 6 West End Dr., Bradford, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born on March 20, 1930, in Butler, he was a son of the late Morris and Wilma (Prigg) Archer.
On Sept. 1, 1957 in Kane by the Rev. Clark Cochrane, at the First Congregation Church he married Margaret "Peggy" (MacEwen) Archer who survives him.
Mr. Archer was a 1948 graduate of Kane High School and attended Syracuse University. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Dec. 27, 1950 and served during the Korean War. He was was honorably discharged on Dec. 10, 1955. He returned to the Kane area to run Archer's News & Sporting Goods with his father, and then worked for Sears & Roebuck.
He moved to Bradford and purchased Levy's on the corner of Main and Congress Street in 1968. He changed the name to Archer's Cards and Gifts and also provided the services of a photo lab, bus station and the area's largest selection of magazines and newspapers, he retired in 2005. He also owned and operated Archer's appliance store for 10 years.
He was a member of the Bradford Club, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association.
His hobbies included boating and camping on the Kinzua Dam, remodeling parts of his house as well as his family homes and taught each of his children to remodel.
In addition to his wife of 54 years he is survived by two daughters, Anne E. Archer of Ashland, Va., and Susan M. Archer of Richmond, Va.; and one son, John K. Archer of Pittsburgh; a sister, Dorothy (Robert) Briggs of Parrish, Fla.; one granddaughter, Chelsea McElfresh; and several nieces.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Ascension, with Rev. Stacey Fussell, Rector officiating. Military honors and burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorial, if desired, may be made to the American Red Cross, 302 Congress Street, Bradford, PA 16701, Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford, PA 16701 or charity of the donor's choice.