George Russell Koontz, age 97, of Biglerville, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Gettysburg Center.
He was born Wednesday, September 3, 1924 in Gardners, the son of the late George W. and Margaret L. (Heller) Koontz.
Russell graduated from Biglerville High School in 1942. He was formerly employed by H. Earl Pitzer Trucking in Aspers which then became Gabler Trucking Inc. for a combined 45 years. He had also worked at H.C. Gulden Manufacturing in Aspers. He served as a staff sergeant in the US Army Air Corp during World War II.
His wife, Ruby (Houser) Koontz, passed away in 2012. He is survived by 12 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Koontz who passed in 2017. He was also preceded in death by sisters; Anna Blumberg, Carrie Dull, Mildred Adelsberger, June Miller and brothers, Paul Ralph and Woodrow Koontz.
Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 South Main Street, Bendersville.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 6 at Dugan Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Fanus officiating.
Interment will be in Idaville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Idaville United Methodist Church, 3725 Carlisle Rd, Gardners, PA 17324.
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