Galen E. Sommerville, 79

January 10, 2009

JULY 2, 1929-JAN. 7, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Galen "Slim" E. Sommerville, 79, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Providence Place, Chambersburg.

Born July 2, 1929, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Paul William and Bertha Frances (Perry) Sommerville.

Prior to retirement, he was a Systems Analyst with Letterkenny Army Depot.

In his spare time, he was an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bughman.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth H. (Benedict) Sommerville of Chambersburg; daughters, Linda S. (wife of Joe) Helser of Big Pool, Md., and Kathy L. (wife of Roger) Harr of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a son, David W. (husband of Donna) Sommerville of Chambersburg; sister, Delores J. Sommerville of Shippensburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held at Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg, at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2009. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements are by Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, Pa.

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