Harold L. Marsteller

| October 9, 2015

Marsteller HaroldHarold L. Marsteller, 86, of Sandycreek Township, passed away comfortably surrounded by friends and family at 8:27 a.m. Thursday, October 8th at his home on Congress Hill Road, Franklin.

Born December 31, 1928, in Sandycreek Township on the Marsteller Farm, he was the son of Robert E. and Grace G. (Graham) Marsteller.

Mr. Marsteller attended Graham Elementary School on Congress Hill. He worked at Chicago Pneumatic Tool as a welder and retired from the CPT after 28 years of employment. After retirement, he became a self- taught carpenter and enjoyed hand crafting woodwork for friends and family.

Harold was an avid fisherman, golfer and cook. He also enjoyed boating, caning furniture, scuba diving and spending time with loved ones. He was a lifetime member of the Congress Hill Church of God where he served devotedly as an elder and deacon.

Harold was a WWII era Army veteran. In the military, he served as a Corporal and received two medals: the WWII Occupational and Victory medals. He was discharged from the military after an injury in Germany, post WWII.

Harold is survived by his life long best friend and wife of 65 years, Joan M. (Fry) Marsteller of Franklin. Also surviving are his two sons, Thomas Marsteller and wife, Beverly of Franklin, and Todd Marsteller and wife, Jennifer of Polk; five grandchildren, Daniel Marsteller and wife, Felicia, Joseph Marsteller, James Marsteller and girlfriend Nikki Kellar, Nathaniel Marsteller, and Amber Marsteller; nine great grandchildren, Hunter and Luke Marsteller, Cole Gammello, Tyler and Elizabeth Keller, Olivia Beres, Samantha Tillia, Aiden and Emily, and Dakota. In addition, he is survived by two step grandchildren, Allison and Jen; and two step great-grandchildren, Hailey and McKenna.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert E. and Grace G. Marsteller and his in-laws Thomas J. Fry and Gladys M. Martin-Fry; also preceding him in death were his sisters Katherine Prusack, Isabell Weingard, Ruth Snyder; and brothers, Robert Marsteller, and Richard E. Marsteller; his two grandchildren, Thomas J. Marsteller, Jr. and Joshua J. Marsteller.

Harold was the foundation of his family. He built his own home, raised his family, and put himself after all others in the eyes of his creator, Lord God. To his church, Harold was a reliable, hard-working member and devoted servant. To his family, he was the rock from which to stand on. We all love you, husband, father, grandfather and friend. God bless you and keep you forever and always.

Arrangements are being entrusted to the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, in Franklin. Per the family’s request, there will be no visitation.

There will be a memorial celebration of Mr. Harold Marsteller’s life held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 25th at the Congress Hill Church of God, 406 Congress Hill Road in Franklin, with Rev. Johnny Pennington, pastor of the church, officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately after the services.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans – Dept of PA, PO Box 8833, Camp Hill, PA 17001-8833.

To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, friends and family are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.


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