George W Defenderfer obituary 1927~2022


George W Defenderfer, age 94, of Chambersburg, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at Chambersburg Hospital.

George W Defenderfer
George W Defenderfer

He was born Saturday, December 17, 1927 in Saint Thomas, the son of the late Charles N. and Mable J. (Nelling) Defenderfer.

George graduated from Saint Thomas High School in 1946. He was formerly employed by Valley Auto/ Buick in Chambersburg for about 10 years and then NAPA Auto Parts for over 50 years.

George was a member of King Street Church. He loved antique cars, going to auctions and talking to everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Kathryn M. (Stinson) Defenderfer. He is also survived by his daughter, Brigid R. and husband Ed Martin of Mercersburg, a son, Gregory W. and wife Deb Defenderfer of Carlisle, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Diffenderfer and two sisters, Germaine Clevenger and Elizabeth Shetron.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at King Street Church, 162 E. King Street, Chambersburg with Reverend Ron Cook officiating.

Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum.

A viewing will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Friends may express online condolences at the funeral home’s website.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George, please visit the floral store.