Sidney E. Creager Sr., 97

NOV. 25, 1915-AUG. 27, 2013

August 28, 2013
  • Creager

Sidney E. Creager Sr., 97, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 153 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in the nursing home. 

Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Mont Alto, Pa., he was the son of the late Preston J. and Grace Mae (Dull) Creager.  He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area. 

He graduated from Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1935. 

He and his wife of over 46 years, Betty Marie (McCoy) Creager, were married on Dec. 31, 1966. Creager moved to North Potomac Street in the 1940s. 

Prior to World War II, Creager worked for Martz Plumbing. Following the war he worked as a machinist at Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, and as an inspector for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Md. Prior to his retirement on Dec. 31, 1980, he was a machinist at Mack Trucks in Hagerstown. 

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, a social member of William Max McLaughlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 695, Waynesboro, United Auto Workers 171, North Chapter 739 AARP and the National AARP. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Sidney E. Creager Jr. of Waynesboro, Rodney L. Creager of Waynesboro, and Gary L. Creager and his wife, Kitty, of Rouzerville, Pa.; two stepchildren, Judith Dianna Barnhart of Cearfoss, Md., and Robert E. Barkdoll of Greencastle; six grandchildren, Theresa, Rodney, Sahara, Justin, Adelle and Jamie; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Mills of Quincy; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two stepsons, Jeffery L. Barkdoll and William E. Barkdoll; two sisters, Frances Margaret Kauffman and Carolyn Creager; and one brother, Gerald Creager. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Mark Shover officiating.  Burial will follow in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Friday morning in the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268. 

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