William J. Palmer, Jr., 88, of Carlisle, passed
away on Friday, August 12, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Saturday, April 7, 1923, in Nazareth,
PA, a son of the late William J. and Rheda (Drumheller) Palmer and was married to the late Grace (Kunkle) Palmer, who died
Sept. 8, 2009.
was a 1941 graduate of Stroudsburg High School and served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Force during WWII. He retired after
25 years of service with the former International Boiler Works in East Stroudsburg. He was a member of St. John Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Boiling Springs and was a former member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks.
He is survived by two sons; William J., III (and his wife, Kathleen) Palmer of
Ijamsville, MD and James T. (and his wife, Virginia) Palmer of Tampa, FL, one sister, Catherine Shields of Monroe County,
PA, a sister-in-law, Mae Allbrooks of Franklin, TN, four grandchildren; Kelly Re, Kevin, David and Brian Palmer, two great-grandchildren,
one niece and one nephew.
service will be held at a later date at the Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle. Burial will be at the convenience
of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 1 Longsdorf Way, Carlisle,
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May your memories of your father's love bring you comfort and peace of heart, now and
through the days ahead.
In Deepest Sympathy, from all the Townsends
Bill, our good neighbor, our good friend and a wonderful member of our Cumberland Crossings
Chorus we shall miss dearly. We send to his loved ones our deepest sympathy. May you find the same joy in your memories of
him as we find. God's peace be with you.
Janet and Crea Clark
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