2013-01-02 / Obituaries

David E. Schooley Mercersburg, 88

David E. Schooley, 88, Mercersburg, died at 9:23 p.m., Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Baltimore Veterans Administration Center, Baltimore.

Born March 5, 1924, at McConnellsburg, he was a son of the late Joseph B. and Kate Summers Schooley.

He graduated from The Scotland School, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. During World War II he served in the European- African-Middle Eastern Theatre and earned a Theatre Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, with Company K, 60th Infantry, 9th Division. He also earned a Combat Infantry Badge. He was wounded in action in Germany on October 11, 1944, for which he earned the Purple Heart and was deemed 90 percent disabled.

Surviving are a sister, Bethelene Peck, Chambersburg; brothers: Robert N. and wife Velma Schooley, Mercersburg, and Donald J. Schooley, Fort Loudon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard J. Schooley.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, at Lininger- Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. Pastor Floyd E. Meyers officiated. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newton Baker VA Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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