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George K. Mentzer, 95, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Monday, February 22, 1915, in West Hill, Cumberland County and was a son of the late Herman C. and Martha E. (Drawbaugh) Mentzer, and was married to the late Betty J. (Weaver) Mentzer, who died June 17, 2009.

George was a 1933 graduate of Carlisle High School and retired from the former Atlantic Richfield Co., in Shiremanstown with more than 40 years of service. He had also worked for the former W. H. Garland Co., Carlisle. George was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and held the E.A.M.E. Service Medal with five Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of Hickorytown United Methodist Church, Carlisle, a life member of the Carlisle Eagles and the White Circle Club. George was an avid hunter and was a member of the N.R.A.

He is survived by a son, George "Kenny" (and his wife, Barbara) Mentzer, Jr. of Mechanicsburg, two daughters; Beverly J. (and her husband, Tony) Nardi of Harrisburg and Joan E. (and her husband, Don) Showers of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Jennifer Heidecker, Chad Nardi, Zachary Mentzer, Dylan Showers and Kylar Showers, one great-granddaughter; Bella Marie Nardi, one sister, Virginia Willhide of Carlisle and several nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters; John H. Mentzer, Francis P. Mentzer, Mildred E. Kelley, Ruth L. Burkholder and Helen Jane Mohler.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2010, in Westminster Memorial Gardens, 1159 Newville Rd., Carlisle, with Rev. Noreen Mench officiating. A viewing will be held on Monday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hickorytown United Methodist Church, 1677 Trindle Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015.

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Kenny, Beverly and Joan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of your Father's passing.  Bob has wonderful memories of being your neighbors in Hickorytown and growing up with you.  George and Betty are now together and at peace.

Bob and Dixie (Hair) Koser
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Dear Joan and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad.  He always asked me how the family was.  I will miss seeing him in the hallways.  My sincerest sympathy goes to you and your family.  If you need anything please do not hesitate to call me.  I love you guys.  You are in my prayers.

Beverly
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We are sorry to hear of George's passing. We have many fond memories of our time spent together at Hickorytown. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John and Phyllis Durham
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 Our deepest sympathy to the Mentzer family.

Carol & Parker Shughart
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Joan and Family,
 
 Just to let you know we are thinking of you at this time, our prayers are with you.

Kim, Cathy, and Duff Raraigh
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 To my family:   
 It has been five months since we lost Pop and I still think of him every day.  I will never forget his laugh or his smile.  His eyes would just sparkle so when he laughed. That is what helps me through the bad days; remembering such good memories of how much we all have gained from knowing both Nan and Pop.   I miss them both so much some days but I know we will all share laughter in heaven one day.     I love you Nan and Pop.   You are always in my heart.   Love to my family too.  I have the greatest family in the world and you all make our world a better place!   May you all be comforted by the warm memories that we share as the Holidays approach!!!

Jennifer Heidecker
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Since 1853
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