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Kenneth E Grace obituary 1943~2023


Kenneth E Grace, Sr., 80, of Chambersburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023 at his home.

Kenneth E Grace
Kenneth E Grace

Born January 11, 1943 in Sidman, PA, he was the son of the late Howard Glyde and Cathrine Rose Fisher Grace.

Ken was employed as a painter at Letterkenny Army Depot until his retirement. He was a member of the Franklin Fire Police and served as Captain for several years. An avid deer hunter Ken enjoyed the outdoors, visiting Atlantic City, NJ, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Russell Grace, whom he married on September 21, 1963; four children, Debra Swailes of Chambersburg, Brenda Goeins of Chambersburg, Kenneth E. Grace, Jr., of Winchester, VA, and Kevin Grace (wife Stacy) of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren, Josh, John, DJ, Kala, Michael, Dalton and Taylor; and four great grandchildren plus one on-the-way.

Aside from his parents, Ken was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, among them, Lois Koontz, with whom he was very close.

Service and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth E. Grace Sr., please visit the Heartfelt Sympathies Store.



Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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