George Machel

George E. Machel

Monday, December 23rd, 1935 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of George Machel, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of George Machel

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

George's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

George's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


George E. Machel, 85, of Chambersburg, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Born December 23, 1935 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Emma Shoemaker Machel. His beloved wife, Elaine Shearer Machel, preceded him in death on June 4, 2008.

George enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956, serving for 21 years until his retirement. He served honorably in the Da Nang Province during the Vietnam War. After his career in the Marine Corps, George was employed in plant operations at the Chambersburg Hospital. George was a life member of VFW Post 1599 in Chambersburg. He was an automobile enthusiast and enjoyed watching football and Nascar. He also enjoyed movies and music. A devoted family man, George will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his daughter, Nina M. Machel and husband Jim Karcher of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Christian Karcher of Pittsburgh and Marie Karcher of New York City; his brother, Tom Machel and wife Carol; sister-in-law, Margaret McKenrick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, George was preceded in death by his sister, Lila Rotz.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Pastor Mike Sanders will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to George’s favorite charity, Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9988.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George E. Machel, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for George

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 1:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of George here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of George E. Machel by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Susie Bare

Posted at 09:41pm
We met George and his sweet Elaine which I called(Dudy) in 1957 in the USMC and we became instant friends and we were so much alike even though we lived and where raised miles apart. God was good. We remained friends thru out all those years because of our close bond with one another. Curtis and i will miss them so much. Along with Nina they were so much like family and we are so blessed to have shared our lives with them, God Bless Nina and all the family including Marty.. We are Blessed to have you in our lives.. Love and prayers for you all.


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: