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Melvin R Kerlin obituary 1929~2022


Melvin R Kerlin, 93, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away September 28, 2022 at the Chambersburg Hospital with family by his side. 

Melvin R Kerlin
Melvin R Kerlin

Mr. Kerlin was born on June 27, 1929  in Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania to Lloyd and Esther (Welch) Kerlin. 

He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He retired in 1987 from the Federal Government where he had served as a contracting officer. He enjoyed hunting, various sports, and volunteer activities. 

He was a lifelong member of the Burnt Cabins United Presbyterian Church, where he had served as Elder and Treasurer.  He was a graduate from Penn State University.  

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Dehart Kerlin. 

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kerlin of McConnellsburg and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Kerlin, two brothers, Merrill and Olna Kerlin and his parents. 

Funeral services will be conducted Monday Oct. 3, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Burnt Cabins United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Richards officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg and one hour prior to the service at the church

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg. 

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be sent to Burnt Cabins United Presbyterian Church, Burnt Cabins, PA. 

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



Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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