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Melvin Cooley

Melvin Cooley

Monday, June 19th, 1933 Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Melvin T. Cooley Sr.

Melvin T. Cooley, Sr., 85, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday morning, April 30, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born June 19, 1933 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Cooley. Mr. Cooley served honorably with the US Army during the Korean War. Early in his life he was employed with the former E.D. Plummer in Chambersburg and he then worked at Valley Quarries from 1984 until his retirement in 2010. He also worked at Scottee Coin Wash in Chambersburg for more than forty years. He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224. He enjoyed woodcarving, especially ducks, and earlier in life he liked going hunting. His wife, Virginia L. Fox Cooley, whom he married February 6, 1971, preceded him in death on September 17, 2014.

He is survived by five children, Melvin Theodore Cooley, Jr. (Leisia) of Salem, VA, Patricia Peters (Mike) of Roanoke, VA, Vickie Vaught (Glenn) of Blythewood, SC, Theodore Anthony “Andy” Cooley (Thelma) of Chambersburg, and Richard Eugene Cooley (Sayoko) of Shippensburg; his step-daughter, Christina Heinbaugh (Alan); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Joseph Cooley of York. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Ronald Cook will officiate. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow at Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. Ronald Cook
  • Interment

    Lincoln Cemetery
    Lincoln Way East
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA

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Jerracy Heinbaugh

Pappy,
I always loved spending the holidays with you. I really enjoyed having our picture taken together. Rest in peace. Love always, Jerracy
Comment | Posted at 03:39pm via Condolence
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Christina Heinbaugh

Thank you Dad for walking me down the aisle and the wonderful childhood memories. I will cherish them forever. We love you Dad and will miss you terribly. Love Always,
Tina
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Richard Cooley

My Father was a great hard working man and will be truly missed by his family and friends. Love you dad rest in peace.
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