Close this search box.

Edgar Earl Brindle 1932-2024

Edgar Earl Brindle, 91, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Celebration Villa, Shippensburg.

Edgar Earl Brindle
Edgar Earl Brindle

He was born on August 9, 1932, in Canistota, South Dakota, a son of the late Earl and Nellie (Sanford) Brindle.

Edgar was a U.S Army veteran of the Korean War, inducted on January 13, 1953, and honorably discharged on December 15, 1954.

He married Florence L. Cordell on December 31, 1952, in Hagerstown, MD. She preceded him in death on June 27, 1990.

Edgar worked at the former John Swope Jewelry, where he did watch repair. However, he spent the majority of his working life as a draftsman at the former SKF, Shippensburg, retiring in 1990.

Edgar enjoyed being outdoors; hunting, fishing, and golfing. He also liked to dabble in winemaking.

Edgar was a member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223 and the Durff-Kuhn V.F.W. Post #6168, both of Shippensburg. He was also a member of the LIKO Hunting Club, and a member of the former Whirlybirds Square Dance Club and Golden Age Club, Shippensburg.

He is survived by his three daughters Louann Brindle of York, Linda K. Piper and husband Wayne of Shippensburg, and Nancy S. Pentz of Waynesboro; a grandson, Travis E. Piper; a granddaughter, Jessica N. Pentz; two great grandchildren, Tamen and Amelia Piper; one sister, Stella Mears of Shippensburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and spouse, Edgar was preceded in death by one sister, Fern Schwitzer; one brother, Dale Brindle; and a son-in-law, Charles Pentz.

His graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. The Rev. Richard Reese will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home.

Military honors will be conducted by the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223, Shippensburg. There will be no prior public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223 or the Durff-Kuhn V.F.W. Post #6168.



Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.