Fred E. Cordell, 80

Jan. 20, 1931 - Dec. 7, 2011

December 07, 2011
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Mr. Fred E. Cordell, 80, of 526 S. Church St., Waynesboro, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Quincy Village. He had been in failing health for the past three weeks.  

Born Jan. 20, 1931, in Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Rebecca H. (Rosenberger) Cordell. He lived his early life in the Besecker's Gap area of Quincy Township and attended Quincy schools.  

Mr. Cordell served with the U.S. Army from Aug. 20, 1952, until Aug. 19, 1954.  

He and his wife, the late Clemma L. (Minnich) Cordell, were married on Jan. 19, 1951, in Hagerstown, Md. Mrs. Cordell died on Aug. 31, 2010.  

Mr. Cordell was a self-employed plumber since entering the trade in 1954.  

He was a member of Jacob's Church in Fairfield, Pa., Eagles Club Inc., Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1758, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 731, Owl's Club, William Max McLaughlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 695, and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, all of Waynesboro. He was a life member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association, where he served on the board of directors for 30 years and served as president for 15 years. He was also a life member of the Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association, the South Mountain Fish and Game Association, and the Mechanics Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co. He was also a member of the Adams County Fish and Game Association and the National AARP.  

Mr. Cordell enjoyed hunting and being with people, especially his family.  

He is survived by three daughters, Karen E. Brechbiel, and husband, Gordon, Emily C. Myers, and Jo-Ellen Snyder and husband, Randy, all of Waynesboro; one son, Mark D. Cordell and wife, Kimberly, of Waynesboro; six grandchildren, Andrew Brechbiel, Danielle Cox, Jason Myers, Justin Myers, Jessica Snyder and Corey Cordell; two great-grandchildren, Alaina Cox and Eliza Brechbiel; one expected great-grandchild; three sisters, Hetty Flasher, Virginia Minnich and Esther Staley, all of Waynesboro; one brother, Richard Cordell of Fayetteville; and a number of nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Flasher, Caroline Ankerbrand, Dorothy Ray and Rosalie Cordell; and five brothers, Franklin Cordell, Daniel Cordell, Sam Cordell, Charles Cordell and Clyde Cordell.  

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Richard Daughtridge officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Graveside military honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW. Post 1599, Chambersburg.  

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA, 17201, or The American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive Suite A, Chambersburg, PA, 17201.   

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