DOVER Donald L. Summerson, 85, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Roma M. (Keegen) Summerson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, with a visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Full military honors will be provided by York County Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Summerson was born in Sterling Run, Cameron County, on July 13, 1928, the son of the late Fred and Marie (Devling) Summerson. He retired from Voith Hydro in York. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Mr. Summerson was a life member of Shiloh American Legion Post 791, West York VFW Post 8951, 40 & 8 Voiture #9, Viking Athletic Association, and Emporium Moose Lodge; and a member of Voith Hydro 25 Year Club, May Hollow Sportsman's Club, Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club, and Sterling Run Sportsman's Club. He was the Adjutant for 20 years and past Commander of Shiloh American Legion. He was a three time Adjutant of the year for the state of PA. He was also a founding member of York County Veterans Honor Guard, in which he served until the past two years. Mr. Summerson leaves his loving companion, Joanne Myers of York; three sons, Jeffery L. Summerson and his wife, Constance of Connellsville, Terry W. Summerson and his wife, Jill of Dubois, and Kevin P. Summerson and his wife, Claudia of York; two daughters, Marilee Dawn Ball and her husband, Michael of Wellsville, and Sherri Jo Denker and her husband, Ted of Perrysburg, Ohio; a stepson, Jan Snyder of Georgia; a stepdaughter, Terri J. Kruger of Dover; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert "Jerry" Summerson of Emporium, and Stephen J. Summerson of Emporium; and a sister, Bibianna Park of Emporium. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Summerson, and a sister, Linda Rees. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to York County Veterans Honor Guard, P.O. Box 712, Mount Wolf, PA 17347; or a
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Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd
York, PA 17408
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 9, 2013