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Lawrence A. Pittsnogle

September 1, 2017
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Lawrence A. (Larry) Pittsnogle departed his earthly life on Aug. 28, 2017, at home in Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg Pennsylvania, while under the care of SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care.

He was born in Martinsburg, on March 17, 1937, and lived most of his life in Martinsburg.

Larry relocated to Menno Haven 14 years ago. He was the youngest child of the late Nora Virginia Harmon Pittsnogle and Howard M. Pittsnogle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Donald Pittsnogle and Daniel H. Pittsnogle; and one sister, Betty Jane Pittsnogle Lord.

Larry graduated from Martinsburg High School, class of 1955. Following graduation, he worked for Potomac Light and Power Company/ Potomac Edison Company/Allegheny Power Company, where he retired in 1997, after 41 1/2 years of service. Twenty nine years were spent in Martinsburg, with the last 12 years in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Larry was a former member of the Martinsburg Lion's Club and served as president in 1976. He was a 50 year member of St. John's Lutheran Church and served as their organist for 14 years. He was also organist at Shepherdstown Christ Reformed Church, UCC, for five years. He served as substitute organist in many churches in Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Hagerstown and Chambersburg. He was a faithful member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Almeda Kilgore Pittsnogle; a son, the Rev. L. Keith Pittsnogle and wife, the Rev. Patricia Pittsnogle, of Milton, Pennsylvania; daughter, Kristi Lynne Pittsnogle Davis and husband, Tom, of Pine City, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Ashley Pittsnogle, of Franklin, New York, Karen and Justin Pittsnogle, of Martinsburg, and Helen and TJ Davis, of Pine City; three step-grandchildren, John Tharp (Rachel), and Justin Tharp, of Wardensville and Jeremy Tharp (Cecily), of Portland, Oregon; three step-great-grandchildren, Dylan and Ian Tharp, of Wardensville, and Finn Tharp, of Portland; and one step-great-great-grand- daughter, Alylaa Klara-Marie, also of Wardensville.

There will be a memorial worship service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Friends will be received one hour prior at 10 a.m.

In accordance with Larry's wishes, the family asks that flowers are omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; ATTN: PA Vision 20/20 Building Project

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.

Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

 
 
 

 

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