Arlen Specter to be laid to rest Tuesday

Posted: October 17, 2012

THE FUNERAL for Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, Arlen Specter, will be held at noon Tuesday at the Har Zion Temple, in Penn Valley.

The synagogue is on Hagys Ford Road near Hollow. His burial will immediately follow at Shalom Memorial Park, on Pine Road near Byberry, in Huntingdon Valley.

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend the funeral services, which are open to the public. Recording devices and cameras are prohibited.

Specter's family asks that donations be contributed to Philadelphia University or another charity in lieu of flowers.

President Obama and Gov. Corbett on Monday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Washington and Harrisburg to honor Specter, who spent most of his 30 years in the Senate as a Republican before switching parties at the end of his career.

- Sara Khan

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