2011-04-21 / Obituaries

Earl E. Divelbliss

Hancock, 87

Earl E. “Jack” Divelbliss, 87, Hancock, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born June 8, 1923, in Big Cove Tannery, he was the son of the late Oliver and Ivey Deshong Divelbliss, and the husband of Leona Marie Johnson Divelbliss, who died November 9, 1992.

He retired in 1995 from the Washington County Board of Education.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a life member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.

He is survived by three daughters: Carol V. Martin and Kay L. Sinclair, both of Hancock, and Linda M. Landers, Mercersburg; two sons: Earl D. Divelbliss, Martinez, Ga.; and Stanley R. Divelbliss, Fawn Grove, Pa.; one sister, Betty Lanehart, Mc- Connellsburg; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Merrill Divelbliss; three brothers: Lloyd T., Roy and Leo Divelbliss; and two sisters: Marie Myers and Mildred Keefer.

Services were held Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m., at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Rev. Philip Unger officiated. Burial with military honors by Tri-State Honor Guard was made in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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