Gerald N. Golden, 63

APRIL 22, 1949-DEC. 15, 2012

December 17, 2012

Gerald N. "Buzzard" Golden, 63, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born April 22, 1949, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerry and Ida Gordon Golden.

He attended Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg.

He was employed by Goodwill Industries at the Sidling Hill Rest Area in Hancock, Md. He previously worked at Truax’s Service, Hancock, Golden Trucking Co., was a bus driver for Southern Fulton School District, helped on the family farm and was a member of the Breezewood Veterans Canteen Association.

He is survived by six sisters, Margaret Mellott, Mary Gray and Florence Ruppenthal of Needmore, Pa., Opal Morse of Everett, Pa., Barbara Young of Breezewood, Pa., and Rachel Snyder of Hancock; three brothers, George Golden of Falling Waters, W.Va., Richard Golden of Warfordsburg and Tracy Golden of Hancock; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Shaw and Nancy McCarty; and two brothers, Raymond Golden and Sylvester Golden.

A service will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Community Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.

To help defray funeral expenses, memorial contributions may be made to Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.

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