David W. Statler, 87

March 14, 2011
  • David W. Statler
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SEPT. 2, 1923-MARCH 12, 2011

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — David W. Statler, 87, of 255 Baumgardner Drive, Greencastle, died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, in his home.

Born Sept. 2, 1923, in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late D.J. Raymond and Nellie Blanche (Hoover) Statler.

David was employed as a manager of the former Acme Grocery Stores in Greencastle and Chambersburg, and later worked 25 years as a meat cutter at the former Acme Abattoir in Greencastle, retiring in 1983.

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

David enjoyed gardening, baking, playing the keyboard and guitar.

He and his wife, Isabelle L. (Myers) Statler, were married July 1, 1948, in Greencastle.

Surviving family, in addition to his wife, are one son, David E. Statler, Greencastle; four brothers, Charles H. Statler, Robert W. Statler, Thomas E. Statler and Richard E. Statler, all of Greencastle; two sisters, Francis Keller and Evelyn Thompson, both of Greencastle; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Statler, Ivan Statler and Carroll Dean Statler.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. from Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Pastor Stacy Crawford officiating. Burial with graveside military honors provided by the Chambersburg VFW Honor Guard Post 1599 will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to The Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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