Janet L. Pilgrim McCleary 1932~2021


Mrs. Janet L. Pilgrim McCleary, 88, of Fayetteville, died Friday, January 8, 2021, at Wellspan Chambersburg Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Harold L. “Mac” McCleary, who preceded her in death on November 7, 2005.

Born September 6, 1932, in Culbertson, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Bruce and Emma Nervine Shatzer Pilgrim.

Janet retired in 1987 with 28 years of service at Stanley Company, Chambersburg.

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She was a lifelong member of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

Janet enjoyed reading, crocheting prayer shawls, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Mark E. Pilgrim and wife Darla, Sue A. and Joel L. Pilgrim, William Bradley McCleary and wife Gwyn, Robert McCleary, Kathy Bittinger, Kimberly Ridenour and husband Daniel; as well as several great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Sara Martha Pilgrim; and many church family members including Carla Wenger.

Besides her husband and parents, Janet was preceded in death by brothers, John O. and Bruce J. Pilgrim.

William F. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

There will not be visiting at the funeral home.

A service will be held at a later time with inurnment in the church yard of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church.

Those wishing may offer condolences to the family at the funeral home’s website.


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