George Leroy Egolf, 87

September 06, 2010

FEB. 10, 1923-SEPT. 4, 2010

HANCOCK, Md. - George Leroy Egolf, age 87, of Hancock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 10, 1923, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel and Florence Metcalf Egolf.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1945 and was a Purple Heart recipient.

He was a painting contractor for 67 years and an auctioneer for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Fayetta Younker Egolf, whom he married June 3, 1942; three daughters, Carolle Plotner, Darlene Smith and Kathy Funk, all of Hancock, Md.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lydia Hykes, Ruth Hornbaker and Mary Straley; seven brothers, Charlie Egolf, Harry Egolf, Earl Egolf, Elmer Egolf, Ralph Egolf, Paul Egolf and John Egolf.

A service will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hollow Road, Hancock. The Rev. Harry E. Strite will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Stone Bridge Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Patsy Moats, 14160 Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

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