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Arlen Specter Funeral Open to Public Tuesday in MontCo

Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.

A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County.

The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County.

Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported.

Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at hzt@harziontemple.org.

Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood.

Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff until sundown Tuesday in memory of Specter.

Check back Tuesday after the service for more coverage from Patch. 

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