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John E. Cordell, 63

DEC. 10, 1947-NOV. 14, 2011

November 15, 2011

John E. Cordell, 63, of Mercersburg, Pa., died at 3:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Ned R. and Sarah R. Amsley Cordell.

A 1967 graduate of James Buchanan High School, John was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was employed by Martin’s Foods from 1971 until 2004.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and VFW Post 6241, both of Mercersburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Nichole R. Cordell and Brooke E. Cordell, both of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Meghan Cordell; three sisters, Patricia A. Cordell of Mercersburg, Sandy L. (Mrs. Dennis) Brechbiel of Chambersburg and Barbara J. (Mrs. Martin) Keyser of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Jeffrey A. Cordell Sr. of Mercersburg, and John’s former wife, Mary E. Betts of Waynesboro, Pa. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sally A. Starliper and Samantha L. Cordell; and a brother, Scott C. Cordell.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, with the Rev. Michael E. Baughman officiating.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

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