Donald Crunkleton obituary 1936~2021


Mr. Donald Crunkleton, 85, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 in the Chambersburg Hospital, after an extended illness.

Donald Crunkleton
Donald Crunkleton

Born August 29, 1936 in Waynesboro, PA, he was the only son born to the late Charles W. and Madelyn (Grove) Crunkleton.

Donald graduated with the Class of 1955 from Greencastle High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1962, and was stationed in Dugway, Utah.

He married Ruth Anne (Bingaman) Crunkleton August 27, 1988 in Four Square Church, Greencastle.

Donald was an electrician and worked for AG Crunkleton Electric, Greencastle, Local 307, Cumberland, MD, and retired from GAF, Hagerstown, MD in 1998. After retirement he worked in maintenance at Rhodes Grove Camp, Browns Mill and at Greencastle Antrim School until 2006.

Donald and his wife attended Grace Bible Church. He was a member of IBEW (Electrical Union) and the Greencastle Senior Center.

He enjoyed gardening and making wood projects. He was especially fond of ladybugs and would create lady bugs out of just about any ball he could find. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by three step-sons: John W. Poper, Jr., of Greencastle, Jeffrey L. Poper of Poulsbo, WA and Joel D. Poper of Waynesboro, PA; five step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his son, Scott K. Crunkleton, who passed away October 17, 1965.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, with Rev. J. Herman Fisler and Pastor Dave Mummert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Building Fund, 2327 Hoffman Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225, or to Cedar Hill Cemetery Association, Box 351 Greencastle, PA 17225.

Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.

On-line condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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