Harvey "John" Pflugh

June 11, 1931 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 88)


Harvey “John” Chalmer Pflugh, age 88, of Butler, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at UPMC Passavant with his family by his side.

Born June 11, 1931 in Franklin Twp., he was the son of the late Chalmer and Dorothy Flinner Pflugh.

He was a long time faithful member of the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church, where he enjoyed serving on the Church Session along with other various committees.

He was a proud US Air Force Veteran, who served in the late 1950’s and was a member of the Harrisville American Legion Post #852.

Harvey will be remembered for being a friendly gentleman who loved his community and enjoyed talking with family, friends, neighbors, and children. 

During his life he enjoyed working on his family farm and other farms.  He also worked at Butler Packing, the former Pullman Standard, Walsh Equipment, Franklin Township, and a long time Bus Driver for various companies. 

He was elected for multiple terms as a Franklin Twp. Supervisor, where he was the road crew foreman.  He was actively on the Planning Commission Committee, enjoyed going to monthly meetings, and belonged to the Butler County Township Association.

Harvey was currently working for STA Bus Company.  He started his career as a bus driver and lately been working as a bus monitor.  He enjoyed all the friendships he made along the way, especially the bonds with the Oesterling family and Dean.

He is survived by his family:  John H. Pflugh of Canfield, OH; David L. (Sheri) Pflugh; James W Pflugh of Brownsville, PA; grandchildren Alissa (Cody) Conway and Sean Kelty; and a sister.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie “Kay” Pflugh, who he married December 29, 1961 and passed away December 4, 2012; one brother; and one sister.

Due to the known health concerns, private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect, PA.

Graveside services will be on Friday, April 24, 2020, 12 Noon at the Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mt Chestnut, with his church Pastor Ron Schermerhorn, officiating.

The family and Pastor are planning a memorial service in the near future to be held at Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be to the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 West Old Route 422, Butler, PA 16001.

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Graveside Service
April 24, 2020

12:00 PM
Greenlawn Burial Estates
731 W Old Route 422
Butler, PA 16001

Please note
Social Distancing is suggested at this outdoor service.


Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church
727 W Old Rt 422, Butler PA 16001

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