Donald Gouker

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Donald E. Gouker, 89, of Glenville, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Long View Healthcare Center, Manchester. He was the husband of Betty Jane (Therit) Gouker, who died March 8, 2010. Born November 5, 1927, in Hanover, PA, he was the son of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Laugherman) Gouker. Don retired from Black & Decker in Hampstead with over 30 years of service. He was a 1945 graduate of Eichelberger High School, a member of the AMA (American Motorcycle Association), McSherrystown Moose, Hanover Amvets, Spring Grove VFW and the Hampstead Mason Dixon Rockets Motorcycle Club. Don was an amateur and professional motorcycle racer in his younger years. Don proudly served in the Army Air Corp at the end of WWII. Surviving are three children; Victoria Utz and companion Rodney Hoy of Glenville, PA, Libby Kopp and husband Wayne of Lineboro, MD, and Rebecca Geiman and husband David of Westminster, MD; a step-son Dennis "Reggie" Shaffer of Manchester, MD; four grandsons; Shawn Utz, Erik Kopp, Heath Geiman and Aaron Geiman and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother; Victor Gouker. A visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, PA. Service and burial will be private. Contributions in memory of Donald may be made to , 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105, or Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Funeral Home
Murphy Funeral Home Inc
501 Ridge Ave
Mc Sherrystown, PA 17344
(717) 637-6945
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 17, 2017
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