Marlin E. Fetterolf

Marlin E. "Red" Fetterolf, 76, of 527 Chestnut Street, Hegins, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born on Sunday, Feb. 13, 1938, in Hegins, a son of the late Robert F. Fetterolf and Edna A. Keim Fetterolf.

He was a member of the first graduating class of the Tri-Valley High School in 1956.

He served in the US Air Force as a military police officer.

He was a truck driver for the former Nelson's Express, Millersburg, prior to becoming disabled.

He was a lifetime member of Friedens United Church of Christ; serving on the council, cemetery board, and was the Sunday School Superintendent for several years.

He was member of F&AM Valley Lodge 797 Valley View, the Harrisburg Consistory, and former member of the Tremont Royal Arch. He was also a member of American Legion Post 575 Valley View and the Hegins Area Ambulance; serving as vice president and long time president. He was the first EMT for the Hegins Area Ambulance. He was a charter member of the former Tri-Valley Jaycees, a former member of the Hegins, Sacramento, and Valley View Fire Companies, a member of the Woodman of the World Lodge of Pitman, a former member of the Tri-Valley Free Public Library, a former member of the Tri-Valley Football Booster Association, having served as a former president, and a former member of the Tri-Valley Historical Association. He was a retired member of Teamsters Union #776.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Fetterolf.

He is survived by his wife, Jean M. Kissinger Fetterolf, to whom he would have been married for 50 years in June.

He is also survived by two sons, Kevin E. Fetterolf and his wife Kelsey of Hegins, and Robert F. Fetterolf and his fiancee Debra of Grantham; a grandson, Airman 1st Class Jory Fetterolf serving in the US Air Force in England; a granddaughter, Olivia Fetterolf of Lewisberry; a step grandson, Matthew Runkle of Boston; a step granddaughter, Bethany Runkle of Hegins; a sister, Ruby F. Leitzel of Gratz; a brother-in-law, Col. Forrest Kissinger, USAF Ret. and his wife Susan of Carlisle; two sister-in-laws, Elaine Cara and her husband Patrick and Joanne Fiorilla both of Harrisburg; a very special cousin, Carole Keim Ney of Pitman; a very special nephew, Robert J. Leitzel and his wife Cathy of Hegins; nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Friedens United Church of Christ Hegins. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Michael C. Klahr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be made in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Tri-Valley Free Public Library, P.O.Box 6, Hegins PA 17938 or to Friedens United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 57, Hegins PA 17938.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-3070

Published in The News Item on Feb. 27, 2014