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Thomas Chester Metheny

December 1, 1944 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 75)

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Thomas Chester Metheny, 75, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Thursday, April 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Born December 1, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Nancy H. (Hartley) Metheny.  Thomas was the loving husband of Francesca J. (Fertitta) Metheny with whom he would have shared 53 years of marriage on July 2, 2020.

Thomas served his country proudly as a Petty officer 3rd class in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1966.   He then began a career with the Department of Defense as a security Analyst that lasted 40 years until his retirement in 2012.

Thomas was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.  He enjoyed relaxing in his recliner and watching sci -fi shows and old westerns.  Most importantly, he loved being with his family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife Francesca, Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas W. Metheny and wife Laura of Red Lion, PA, Tara (Metheny) Fornaro and husband Ross of Hanover, PA, four grandchildren, Maya, Christopher, Travis, and Ryan; and his siblings, Nancy Thompson, Jerry Adcock, Ellen Nobel, and Archie Adcock.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara LaMar and Doris Walker.

In compliance with health and public safety directives due to the COVID-19 virus, the service for Thomas will be held privately.  A public celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016 or online at   

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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