Afton B. Chamberlain, 86, of Bentley Creek, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from the Bradford County Manor with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Bernice (Bristol) Chamberlain. The couple married Nov. 1, 1950 and had 63 happy years together.
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Afton was born on May 24, 1928 in Bentley Creek, Pa., son of the late Manley and Elizabeth (Burnhan) Chamberlain. He was a Wellsburg High School graduate where he received a Regents Diploma. Afton worked as a Line Supervisor for Macmillan Bloedel Containers Incorporated until his retirement and help build Lake Macham in Ridgebury, Pa. He was a long time member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and was a member of The Grand Paraders Square Dance group from Troy, Pa. Afton also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers Football fan.
Afton is survived by his wife, Bernice; his children, Terry Chamberlain of Bentley Creek and Kathleen (Walter) Dinse of Mount Joy, Pa.; his grandchildren, David (Emily) Chamberlain, Stephanie (Jeffery) Jelliff, Michael (Lauren) Dinse, Mark Dinse, Kristen Ryan, Joel (Christine) Dinse and Keith Chamberlain; his great-grandchildren, Austin Jelliff, Nate Jelliff, Jonah Zamora, Leah Zamora and Evan Chamberlain; his sister, Violet Hill of Towanda, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews. Afton was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Marie Sabin and Bernice Lowman.
Family and friends are welcome to call from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on the Berwick Turnpike in Bentley Creek, Pa. The funeral service to honor Afton's life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Robert J. Wuethrich officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family in Bentley Creek Cemetery. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Afton's memory to Terry Chamberlain for his legal defense fund, 85 Broken Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.
Send condolences at: www.robertsfhinc.com.
Roberts Funeral Home
279 Main St.
Wellsburg, NY 14894
Published in Daily Review on June 24, 2014