Earl E. Divelbliss, 87

April 12, 2011
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JUNE 8, 1923-APRIL 11, 2011

Earl E. "Jack" Divelbliss, 87, of Hancock, Md., died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 8, 1923, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Oliver and Ivey Deshong Divelbliss, and the husband of Leona Marie Johnson Divelbliss, who died Nov. 9, 1992.

He retired in 1995 from the Washington County Board of Education.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a life member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol V. Martin and Kay L. Sinclair, both of Hancock, and Linda M. Landers of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, Earl D. Divelbliss of Martinez, Ga., and Stanley R. Divelbliss of Fawn Grove, Pa.; one sister, Betty Lanehart of McConnellsburg, Pa; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by twin brother, Merrill Divelbliss; three brothers, Lloyd T. Divelbliss, Roy Divelbliss and Leo Divelbliss; and two sisters, Marie Myers and Mildred Keefer.

A service will be Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. Philip Unger will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends the funeral home will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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