2013-04-11 / Obituaries

Donald Glen Witmer Sr.

Greencastle, 80

Donald Glen Witmer Sr., 80, Spring Grove Ave. Greencastle, Pa., died unexpectedly at 9:15 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2013, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 29, 1932, in Bino, Pa., he was the son of the late Franklin L. and Thelma M. (Lindsay) Witmer.

In his earlier years, he worked for the former American Abattoir in Greencastle and then retired after 39-1/2 years of service with Hoffman’s Meats near Cearfoss, Md.

He was a life member of the NRA, life member of Greencastle Sportsman Association and a member of Bucktail Sportsman of Emporium, Pa.

He was an avid hunter and sportsman, NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Cameron County, Pa., and enjoyed being with his great-grandchildren.

He and his wife, Evangeline (Mellott) Witmer, were married November 16, 1951.

Surviving family, in addition to his wife of 61 years, are one son, Donald “Buck” Witmer Jr., and wife Deborah Kay of Greencastle; one daughter, Virginia White, and husband William of Greencastle; six grandchildren: Robert Witmer, Alisha Simon, Larissa Witmer, Scott White, William White and Craig White; four greatgrandchildren: Charles Witmer, Martin Witmer, Autumn White and Shane White; and three sisters: Mary Tosten of Greencastle, Helen Timmons and Linda Keefer, both of Mercersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Emmert Witmer, Harold Witmer, Bernard Witmer and Lawrence Witmer.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m., from Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, with the Rev. Brian Triller officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near McConnellsburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com.

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