OBITUARY: Robert G. Crunkleton

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Robert G. Crunkleton, age 90, of Greencastle, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in the Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 19, 1922 in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late A.G. and Dessie (Hause) Crunkleton.

He and his wife Ruth N. (Koons) Crunkleton were married Jan. 14, 1944. Robert was the owner of the former A.G. Crunkleton Electric of Greencastle.

He was a 1941 graduate of Greencastle High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Robert was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greencastle, where he served on church council.

He had served as administrator of the John L. Grove Foundation; was a member for over 50 years of the Greencastle Lions Club; and served on the Greencastle Area Development Board for many years. He also served on the John L. Grove Medical Center Board; and was past chairman of the board of directors of the former Citizens National Bank of Greencastle.

Robert received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, which is one the highest recognitions of Lions Club International.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his son, Ronald E. Koons and wife Dolly; two grandsons, Scott E. Koons and wife Linda and Matthew J. Koons and wife Kendra; three great-grandchildren Ethan, Joseph and Erin Koons; as well as several nieces,  all of Greencastle.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Hykes and Marie Minnich.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 in the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with his pastor, Rev. Martin H. Horn, officiating.

Burial with military graveside honors by the Chambersburg V.F.W. Honor Guard will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library Fund, 305 East Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA 17225 or to his church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

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