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Gene L. Meckley

June 14, 1942 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Gene Meckley Obituary

Gene L. Meckley, 81, of Hanover, PA, entered his eternal home on Thursday, February 8.  Gene was the beloved husband of Ruthetta (Schaeffer) Meckley with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Gene was born June 14, 1942, in New Oxford, PA, to the late Delphus F. and Mamie (Miller) Meckley.  He was a 1960 graduate of Eichelberger High School, served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Swam Electric Co. for 40 years and then continued working in his son’s shop until his declining health in 2019.  He was an active member of Lazarus Lutheran Church in Lineboro, Maryland, serving on the Council and various committees for many years.  Gene was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins.  He enjoyed the simpler things in life and was known for his quiet demeanor, reliability, and warm sense of humor.

Gene will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, daughter Gina (Michael Trimmer) and son Benjamin (Stephanie Barnes), 3 adoring grandchildren, Miles Meckley, Adriana Trimmer, and Tyler Trimmer, sister, Eleanor Redding, brother-in-law, Roland (Terry) Schaeffer, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Gene was predeceased by 8 siblings and their spouses: Hilda (John) Folmer; Arlington (Blanche) Meckley; Merrill (Beatrice) Meckley; Leatrice (Arthur) Heldibridle; Rita (Arthur) Brame; George (Pauline) Meckley; Edgar (McCree) Meckley; Ornan (Barbara) Meckley; and sister-in-law Shirley Schaeffer(John) Lacomare.  Gene also enjoyed many years of loving companionship with 2 cocker spaniels, Amber, and Max.

Kenworthy Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.  Honoring Gene’s wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 North Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

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