Robert G. Crunkleton, 90

FEB. 19, 1922-FEB. 26, 2012

February 26, 2012

Robert G. Crunkleton, 90, of Greencastle, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 19, 1922, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late A.G. and Dessie (Hause) Crunkleton.

He and his wife, Ruth N. (Koons) Crunkleton, were married Jan. 14, 1944.

Robert was the owner of the former A.G. Crunkleton Electric of Greencastle.

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

Robert was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greencastle, where he served on the church council. He had served as administrator of the John L. Grove Foundation; was a member for more than 50 years of the Greencastle Lions Club; and served on the Greencastle Area Development Board for many years. He also served on the John L. Grove Medical Center Board, and was past chairman of the board of directors of the former Citizens National Bank of Greencastle.

Robert received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, which is one the highest recognitions of Lions Club International.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, Ronald E. Koons and wife, Dolly; two grandsons, Scott E. Koons and wife, Linda, and Matthew J. Koons and wife,, Kendra; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Joseph and Erin Koons; as well as several nieces, all of Greencastle.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Hykes and Marie Minnich.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with his pastor, the Rev. Martin H. Horn, officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by the Chambersburg VFW Honor Guard will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Lillian S. Besore Memorial Library Fund, 305 E. Baltimore St. Greencastle, PA 17225; or to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

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