George E Machel obituary 1935~2021


George E Machel, 85, of Chambersburg, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

George E Machel
George E Machel

Born December 23, 1935 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Emma Shoemaker Machel. His beloved wife, Elaine Shearer Machel, preceded him in death on June 4, 2008.

George enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956, serving for 21 years until his retirement. He served honorably in the Da Nang Province during the Vietnam War. After his career in the Marine Corps, George was employed in plant operations at the Chambersburg Hospital.

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George was a life member of VFW Post 1599 in Chambersburg.

He was an automobile enthusiast and enjoyed watching football and Nascar. He also enjoyed movies and music. A devoted family man, George will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his daughter, Nina M. Machel and husband Jim Karcher of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Christian Karcher of Pittsburgh and Marie Karcher of New York City; his brother, Tom Machel and wife Carol; sister-in-law, Margaret McKenrick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, George was preceded in death by his sister, Lila Rotz.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Pastor Mike Sanders will officiate.

Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to George’s favorite charity, Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9988.

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