Mr. Donald E Funk, 81, of Mercersburg, PA, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Providence Place, Chambersburg, PA.
Born June 12, 1942, in Quincy, PA, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Pansy N. (Baker) Funk.
He graduated from Qunicy High School with the class of 1962.
Donald worked at Landis Machine Co. for a while before going to work at South Mountain Restoration Center as a refrigeration mechanic. He retired in 1997 after working there for over 20 years.
He married Sally (Walters) Funk in 1962 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Quincy, PA. They made their home in Upton for the past 20 years, and also had a home in Largo FL, where he and his wife enjoyed being “snowbirds”, traveling to the warmer weather during the winter months. They spent a lot of time camping.
Donald loved his camper and he and Sally did a lot of camping in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, among other places. They started when the kids were young and continued to do so until Donald’s health began to deteriorate just a few years ago.
Donald was always a very hard worker, even in his free time. He found pleasure working in his yard, doing some farming, and even loved to mow his grass! He was happiest in the outdoors.
As a young boy, he was involved with the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout Award. Later when his boys were young, he served as an Assistant Scout Master, and earned his Wood Badge for advance leadership skills.
He was a volunteer at the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co, and he served as the Chief of Police in his earlier years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Greencastle, PA.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Donald E. Funk, and his wife, Lori of Seminole, FL, and Samuel E. Funk, and his wife, Kay of Mercersburg, PA; two grandchildren, Brandi and Sarah Funk, and many nieces and nephews.
Donald was the last of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Geraldine Smith, Naomi Masters, and Linda Rosenberry and two brothers, Lloyd Funk, and Richard G. Funk.
A Memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Greencastle, will be announced at a later date.
Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, PA, will be private, at the convenience of the family.
Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.