Marvin Atherton

Marvin Atherton

Thursday, April 15th, 1948 Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Marvin E. Atherton

Marvin E. Atherton, 71, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services. Born April 15, 1948 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Ray Atherton and Betty Reitzel Atherton Rosenberry. He was a graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Marvin had been employed for 18 years with Yocum’s doing aluminum siding work and was then employed by T.A. Zullinger in Chambersburg. He later worked as a bartender at the Moose Lodge and was last employed at Weis Market. He was a member of the Brownsville Church of God in Fayetteville. Marvin enjoyed sports and at one time played softball and bowled on several leagues.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah S. Barnhart Atherton, whom he married November 7, 1998; his son, Michael E. Atherton of Chambersburg; three step-children, Paul McNew of Chambersburg, Brian McNew (Michelle) of Fayetteville, and Danielle Henry (Joseph) of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Trajan, Taryn, and Hunter Atherton; three step-grandchildren, Brett McNew, Joseph Henry, III (Miranda), and Cassandra McNew; and two step-great grandchildren, Makenzie and Grantley Henry. He is also survived by a brother, Randy Atherton (Nancy) of Chambersburg; two sisters, Sandy McCleary of Chambersburg, and Arline Johnson of Hagerstown; a daughter-in-law, Angie Atherton of Greencastle; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Daniel Barnhart Sr., (Tammy) of Ft. Loudon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin C.E. “Chuck” Atherton on June 17, 2013; and a brother, Tommy Atherton.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Brownsville Church of God, Fayetteville, PA. Pastor Victor Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Brownsville Church of God, 6390 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Brownsville Church of God
    6390 Lincoln Way East
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    Friends will be received immediately following the service at the church.
    Pastor Victor Johnson

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Donna Landis sent flowers to the family of Marvin E. Atherton.
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Roberta Duvall

Sorry for your loss of your Father and Grandfather Mike, Tra and Taryn. sending prayers, hugs for you all.
Comment | Posted at 10:04am via Condolence

Alan and Barbara

We're very saddened to hear of Marvin's passing. Both of us attended school with Marvin. May you find comfort in your memories and peace in God's promise of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with you.
Revs. Alan and Barbara (Smetzer) Witter
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Bonita M Cockley

My deepest sympathy to you all!
God grant you much peace at this time.🙏🙏💕
Comment | Posted at 06:20pm via Condolence

Donna Landis

My sincere sympathy,
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