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. 

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