Born on July 5, 1924, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Frederick S. and Florence (Stewart) Proper.
On April 3, 1954 in the First Presbyterian Church he married Gloria J. (Poling) Proper, who died March 26, 1999.
He was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School, after high school he enlisted in the Navy, on May 24, 1943, he was honorably discharged April 8,1945. He went on to graduate from Kent State University.
He worked as a Industrial Photographer at Kendall Refining Company for 49 years retiring from Witco Chemical.
He was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, he was a 60 year member of Blue Lodge 749 F&AM and a former member of the Orak Gratto. He served on City Council for 14 years. He also served on the City Water Authority, Zoning Commission, Sanitary Authority, McKean County Planning Commission, McKean County Solid Waste Authority and was a board member for the McKean County Cardiac Committee .
Surviving is one son, Frederick (Kim) V. Proper, of Bradford, one granddaughter, Yvonne (Teri) Proper-Moonan. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother John Proper.
Family will be receiving friends, Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, February 22, 2013 with Rev. David Bunnell, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will be accored at the funeral home immediately following the service. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Members of Blue Lodge 749 F &AM will conduct a masonic service at 7:00pm Thursday in the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Cancer Society, McKean Co. Unit 95 Main Street Bradford, PA 16701, or the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, Pa. 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com