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A Fred McCleaf 1923-2024

Mr. A Fred McCleaf, 100, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, at The Village at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg, PA.

Born June 2, 1923, in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late Arthur F. and Helen M. (Clopper) McCleaf.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1941.

Mr. McCleaf served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II.

Following his discharge, he worked with H.E. Hoover, Plumbing & Heating in Waynesboro for 12 years. He then started A. Fred McCleaf Plumbing & Heating, which he owned and operated most of his life.

Mr. McCleaf was a long-time member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post #695 

The Owl’s Club and the former B.P.O. Elks Lodge, all of Waynesboro.

He is survived by two children, M. Susan Lyons (Jerry) of Shippensburg, and Michael A. McCleaf of Phoenix, AZ, two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, DeMonte L. McCleaf and Frederick S. “Tim” McCleaf; one grandson, Jeff Lyons; and one sister, LaRue M. Beard.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.


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