2009-01-29 / Obituaries

Harold E. Bristol Mercersburg, 60

Harold E. Bristol, 60, Mercersburg, died Saturday evening, January 24, 2009, in Hershey Medical Center.

Born August 16, 1948, in Beauford, S.C., he was a son of the late Eugene and Ruby Woodall Bristol.

He was a 1966 graduate of Northern Potter High School and served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was employed in construction throughout the United States most of his life, most recently customizing outlet mall stores for tenant businesses.

He was a life member of Clarence Armstrong Post 6241 VFW and a post member of Harry Lackhove Post 517 American Legion, both in Mercersburg. Harold was an avid reader and enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Daniella "Danny" Knisley Bristol, whom he married May 28, 1977; four children: Rocky Russell and wife Christine June of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kathi Chesnut and husband Tom of Mercersburg; Kris Conner and husband Darrel of Chambersburg; and John Russell and wife Christel of Falling Waters, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Andy Bristol, and wife Dawn of Coudersport, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the M.M.P.W. Building Fund, 132 North Main Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Online condolences at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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