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George Clinton Engle

Nov 25, 2014

George Clinton Engle, 84, of Allenwood, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

He was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Jacob Benjamin and Maude (Troxell) Engle. On July 9, 1955, he married the former June C. Dantonio, who survives. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

George was a graduate of Lewisburg High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he piloted and served on a fireboat. George worked at Anchor-Darling Valve Co., Williamsport, where he started out in the foundry and eventually became a machinist. He also owned and operated his family farm.

He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Elimsport.

George was also a member of Lodge No. 401 F&AM, Watsontown, the Williamsport Scottish Rite and the Bower-Decker Post No. 251 American Legion, Montgomery.

George enjoyed the outdoors, including camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, motorcycling and four-wheeling. He also was an avid collector of milk bottles.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and James Murphy, of Hughesville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jacob and Zona Engle, of Mifflinburg and Nevin and Janet Engle, of Bellefonte; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mildred and Curtis Noll, of New Columbia and Grace Buckley, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren and spouses, Corey F. Murphy and his wife, Michelle, and their children, Alexandra, Alaina and Jonah, and Kelsey Leighann Hodson and her husband Steve.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Richard and Arthur Engle; and two sisters, Anna Dershem and Ruth Clemens.

Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, where a Masonic Service was held at 5:45 p.m.

A funeral was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, with his minister, Pastor Michael Hill, officiating.

Burial with full military honors followed in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Contributions in George’s name may be made to either St. John’s United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810 or The Gatehouse Inpatient Hospice Unit, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.