Wellington "Comanch" Permansu

Wellington "Comanch" Permansu, 72, of 775 Lohman Avenue, Greencastle, PA passed away, Friday, February 19, 2010, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.

Born Monday, March 22, 1937, in Lawton, Oklahoma, he is the son of the late Benjamin Yer-e-petah Permansu and the late Clara Wah-su-ah Tooahnippah Permansu.

He was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Army, where he served with the Defense Intelligence Agency retiring after 22 years of service. During that time, he served 4 years in Viet Nam. He was later employed with Letterkenny Army Depot retiring from there after 15 years of service. During the Gulf War in 1991 he served six months in Saudi Arabia as a civil service worker.

He was a member of Salem Church in Waynesboro, PA, Vietnam Veterans Association, Waynesboro American Legion, VFW of Greencastle, Amvets of Chambersburg. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Alesia Permansu and their daughter Rhea J. Permansu of Falls Church, VA; two sisters, Elvina Potts of Walters, OK and Sue Morris of Skiatook, OK; one brother, Elton Permansu of Walters, OK.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Weryavah, and three brothers, Herbert, Cecil, and Delbert Permansu.

Memorial services will be held at Otterbein Church 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA with Pastor John Hoffman officiating on Sunday March 7 at 2pm.

Private interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org www.woundedwarriorproject.org>.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com www.douglasfiery.com>.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Published in Public Opinion from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2010