Marlin L. Erney

DOVER Marlin L. Erney, 81, went to be with his Saviour on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was the husband and best friend of Rita A. (Sheffer) Erney for 59 years. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, with the Rev. Roland Garvin officiating. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel with Marine Corps Honors provided by the First Capital Detachment 521 Marine Corps League. Burial will be in Suburban Memorial Gardens with full military honors presented by York County Veterans Honor Guard. Born March 21, 1932, in York, a son of the late John M. and Elsie M. (Shue) Erney, he was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Marine Corps stationed in the Mediterranean and Korea as a Tank Commander. He returned home in August of 1954 where he began working for York Railroad. Marlin then worked 40 years at Standard Register Corp. as a printer. He was also a school bus driver for Northeastern School District. He was a life member of West York VFW and member of Marine Corps League, First Capital Detachment 521, and Calvary United Methodist Church. While working at Standard Register he served as Union President for many years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Erney is survived by a son, Collin M. Erney and companion, Lisa D. Lucas of West York; a daughter, Kelly Jean and husband, Col. James Conaway of Prattville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Zachary J. and wife, Erica Conaway, Bryn-Marc A. and wife, Allison Conaway, Kathryn D. Erney, and Tyson G. Erney; two great-grandchildren, Meredith and Miles Conaway; three brothers, John Erney of Columbia, Donald Erney of Bradenton, Fla., and Robert Erney of Tiffin, Ohio; and one sister, Lois Naylor of Dover. He was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marine Corps League, First Capital Detachment, P.O. Box 7313, York, PA 17404; or to West York VFW, 1800 Andrews St., York, PA 17404. Send Condolences at

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Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd York, PA 17408
(717) 767-1551

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 9, 2014