May 2, 1920 - April 8, 2015
Merle F. Dentler, Sr., 94, of Chambersburg passed away Wed. April 8, 2015 at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab. Center. He was born May 2, 1920 in Knobsville, PA, the son of the late Philip and Lucy Finniff. He was raised by his adoptive parents, the late Rev. Norman and Susan Dentler from the age of 10 months. After graduating from Lemaster High School, he went to work at Landis Machine Co. for two years and then at the Coca Cola Company for 41 years, retiring in 1985. Merle was a member of Moose Lodge #842 of Chambersburg and the Elks #731, the FOE # 1758, the American Legion #15, and Eagles Inc., all of Waynesboro. He was a member of The Church of The Brethren in Waynesboro. Merle was an avid bowler, President of F.C.B.A. for 10 years and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. He is survived by a son, Merle (Emily) Dentler, Jr; a daughter, Linda (Eddie) Mull; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; a step daughter, Sharon Frey; a step daughter in law, Mary Lou Smith. In addition to his parents and adoptive parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Rosenberry and his last wife, Annabelle Wiles Dentler, 5 brothers; a sister and his companion, Frances Prosper Gladhill. The funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Mon. April 13, 2015 at the W.F. Sellers F.H. with the Rev. Harold Yeager officiating. A visitation will be held from 2-4 pm on Sun., April 12, 2015 and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Merle F. Dentler, Sr (Finniff), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Merle F. Dentler, Sr., 94, of Chambersburg passed away Wed. April 8, 2015 at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab. Center. He was born May 2, 1920 in Knobsville, PA, the son of the late Philip and Lucy Finniff. He was raised by his adoptive... View Obituary & Service Information
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