Lawrence D. Kirkpatrick, 89

April 24, 2011
  • Lawrence D. Kirkpatrick
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MARCH 20, 1922-APRIL 22, 2011

Mr. Lawrence Dick Kirkpatrick, 89, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Airport Road, Rouzerville, and the Brown Apartments, Waynesboro, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at the nursing home. He had been in failing health for the past year.  

Born March 20, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ross F. and Helen E. (Weagley) Kirkpatrick. He lived most of his life in the Rouzerville area.  

Mr. Kirkpatrick graduated from Washington Township High School with the class of 1940.  

He retired after 20 years of service to the United States Air Force during World War II and Korea, achieving the rank of master sergeant. He received many medals and commendations, including Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Silver Service Star and one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem with one Oak-Leaf Cluster and several others.

He was a member of Otterbein Church, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 and Eagles Club Inc., all of Waynesboro. He was also a life member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Temple Hills, Md.  

Mr. Kirkpatrick extensively volunteered his time at ManorCare (formerly Leader) Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa., having nearly 20 years of service at the home.  

He is survived by two brothers, Elmer B. Kirkpatrick of Taneytown, Md., and Dennis R. Kirkpatrick of Lodi, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Kirkpatrick, Jack Kirkpatrick and Tom Kirkpatrick.  

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor John Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday in the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ManorCare Health Services, 1070 Stouffer Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Otterbein Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.  

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