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  • Courtesy of the Courier Express

Former Jaycees Distinguished Service Award Recipient Passes Away

A.B. Hallstrom, the 2006 recipient of the DuBois Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, passed away on October 29th, 2016.

The following obituary was included in the DuBois Courier Express:

A.B. Hallstrom, age 88, of Kiwanis Trail, DuBois, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at the DuBois Nursing Home. Born on Aug. 12, 1928, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Godtfred L. and Mary E. (Bundy) Hallstrom.

On Sept. 16, 1950, he married Martha (Miller) Hallstrom, at the Falls Creek Presbyterian Church. She survives. This year, they celebrated 66 years of marriage.

He was a 1946 graduate of the DuBois Area High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Toledo. After serving our country, he started working as a carpenter for his Uncle Elmer R. Hallstrom, and later became the founder and president of Hallstrom Construction, Inc.

He was a longtime member of the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was very active in community affairs and served on the board of directors for Deposit and First Commonwealth Bank, the DuBois Hospital, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Girls Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. He, along with his wife, did many projects at both Camp Curry Creek and Camp Mountain Run. A.B. was a life member of the J.E. DuBois Hose Company #3, where he had served as captain, was a life member of the National Rifle Association, of member of the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17, and was a member of the Garfield Lodge #559 Free and Accepted Masons. In 2007, he was given the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. He was well known for his woodworking and his generosity to the DuBois area.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Lea Haugh and Charlie of Brookville, Pa.; a son, Bob Hallstrom and Peggy of DuBois, Pa.; four grandchildren: S. Casey Bowers, Susan Hallstrom-Meade, Laura Ruane and Lindsey Hallstrom; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert E. Hallstrom and two grandchildren, Becky and Brenda Bowers.


The DuBois Jaycees extend their deepest condolences to the Hallstrom family during this time.

For more information on all of the DuBois Jaycees Distinguished Service Award recipients, please check out this link:

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