Paul H. Kettering

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Paul H. Kettering CORNWALL Paul Henry Kettering, 96, formerly of Annville died Sunday December 29, 2013 in Cornwall Manor. He was the husband of the late Elsie Gahres Kettering who he married April 18, 1954 and died in 1989. He was born at 815 Lehman Street in Lebanon, on June 6, 1917, was baptized in the Church of the United Brethren in Lebanon and was the son of the late Simon S. and Hannah E. Brandt Kettering of 401 North 8th Street, Lebanon. Paul was an Icon on Main Street in Annville as proprietor of Kettering Sporting Goods retiring in May 2004 after almost 60 years of serving customers and schools in the area. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an Airplane Armorer from January 23, 1943 until February 18, 1946 and was awarded the WW II Victory Medal. Paul was a graduate of Lebanon High School Class of 1935, with a nickname of "Ketty" and was a member of the camera, nature, and algebra clubs. He also graduated from Lebanon Business College. He was a long time member of Christ Church United Church of Christ, Annville, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge, a Mason, Annville American Legion, Contrary Club, and is the last surviving charter member of the Annville-Cleona Kiwanis Club. He was a former Boy Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and an instructor for the Boy Scouts of America. Current surviving relatives in the Kettering relationship are Nephews Scott, Craig, and Brian Kettering, Nephews Thomas and Gary Embich, and Nephew Jim Zorn, and Niece Barbara C. Zearfoss. He was preceded in death by brothers, J. Herman, Russell Luke, and by sisters Grace Zorn, M. June Kettering, and Ruth Embich. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Contributions may be made to Domestic Violence Intervention, P.O. Box 42, Lebanon, PA 17042 in his memory. www.kreamerfuneralhome.com
Funeral Home
Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Annville
618 E. Main Street  Annville, PA 17003
717-867-4811
Funeral Home Details
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Dec. 30, 2013
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