109 Clarion County veterans have died

From staff reports

A total of 109 Clarion County veterans have died over the past year, according to Judy Zerbe, director of Veterans Affairs in Clarion County.

Nineteen served during World War II, 30 served during the Korean War, 25 served during the Vietnam War, 31 served during peacetime, three during the Persian Gulf War and one during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Some veterans served during more than one war period.

Here is a list of the veterans according to their place of burial:

Asbury Cemetery – Charles E. Swartzlander, Vietnam

Cedarview Memorial Park – Arthur E. Gross, Vietnam; Robert H. Myers, Korean; Earl E. Zerfoss, peacetime; James S. Eaker, Korean

Centennial Cemetery – Paul E. Goheen, World War II

Churchville Cemetery – Carl L. Over, peacetime

Clarion Cemetery – Frank Lignelli Jr., World War II; Russell C. Diehl Jr., peacetime; Charles Shontz, World War II; Edward D. Kaufman, peacetime; Melvin E. Nall, World War II

County Home Cemetery – Larry A. Payne, peacetime

Fisher Presbyterian Cemetery – John A. Rifenberrick, Korean; Sylvan R. Daugherty, Korean

Foxburg Cemetery – Richard M. Garrard, peacetime

Grandview Cemetery (Sligo) – Shane R. Varner, Iraq; Kenneth R.Wiser, peacetime

Hawthorn Cemetery – Gerald A. Minich, Korean

Immaculate Conception Cemetery – Ralph L.S. Montana, Vietnam; Dennis E. Kidney, Vietnam; John A. Morris Sr., peacetime

Knox Union Cemetery – Richard L. Bowser, World War II

Lawsonham Cemetery – Harry L. Drayer, peacetime (Reserves)

Leatherwood Presbyterian Cemetery – Corbin R. Fowkes, Korean; Ronald D. McMaster, Korean

Mount Hope (Conneration) – Max Best, Korean

Mount Joy Cemetery – Junior Eisenhuth, Korean

Perryville Cemetery – Russell Dean Fox, Korean

Perry Chapel Cemetery – Robert D. DeWyer, peacetime; John D. Wingard, peacetime

Pine Valley Cemetery – Jan Gallagher, peacetime

Pleasant Hills Cemetery – Darwin Earl Robertson, World War II

Rimersburg Cemetery – William H. Conner, Vietnam; Edward R. Myers, Vietnam

Salem Lutheran Cemetery – Francis M. Heckathorn, peacetime (National Guard)

Shamburg Cemetery – Eldean H. Lerch, World War II

Shannondale Cemetery – Robert G. Clinger, Korean

Squirrel Hill Cemetery – Robert J. Wahl, Korean

Starr Cemetery – Grant Lee Raybuck, peacetime (National Guard); Harold G. Baker, peacetime

St. Charles Cemetery – David P. Plyer, Vietnam; Eugene George Rutkowski, Korean; Benjamin A. Kundick, Korean

St. Eusibus Cemetery – John A. DeBacco, Korean

St. Joseph’s Cemetery – Clyde E. Lander, Vietnam; Stanley J. Schill, World War II; James W. Snyder, peacetime; Edwin C. Wolbert, Korean

St. Mark’s Cemetery – William H. Zerbe, peacetime

St. Mary’s Cemetery (Crown) – Anthony J. Lencer, Vietnam

St. Michael’s Cemetery – Beryl D. Reitz, peacetime

St. Nicholas Cemetery (Crates) – Robert C. Allison, Korean

St. Paul’s Cemetery – Russell J. Cataldo Sr., Vietnam

Trinity Cemetery (Fern) – William W. Leadbetter, Korean

Venus Cemetery – Kenneth Baker, Korean

Wedekind Cemetery – Robert P. Colvin Sr., peacetime

West Freedom Cemetery – Jason W. Best, peacetime

Private cemeteries and cremation – Charles J. Langworthy Sr., peacetime; Gary A. Stromyer, Vietnam; Jay E. Wolff III, Vietnam; John T. Westover Jr., Vietnam; Joseph P. Chechak, Korean; Edwin V. Apel, World War II; Melvin J. Risinger, World War II; Victor F. Salvo, Vietnam; John W. Kratzer, World War II; Burton H. Fowkes, peacetime; Anthony J. Lencer, Vietnam; Ronald D. McMaster, Korean; Ray Karl, Korean; Chalmer M. Mays, World War II; Edward Shapkoff, peacetime; Nathaniel B Vandervort, peacetime; Larry Fenstermaker, peacetime; John L. Shick, peacetime; Arnold B. Neiswonger, Vietnam; Delbert D. Dean, Korean; Andy Affrica, Vietnam; Max Minich, Vietnam; Thomas E. White, peacetime; Michael R. Willison, Vietnam; Thomas M. Summerville, Korean; Richard L. Bowser, World War II; Elwood Kissner, peacetime; Emery A. Young, Korean; William E. Reed, Vietnam; Robert H. Koerbel, peacetime

The following Clarion County veterans were buried out of county:

Arlington National Cemetery – Delbert D. Dean, Korean

Armstrong County – Raymond D. Boyer, Korean; Robert D. Knightner, Persian Gulf (N.G.); Jack B. Shaffer, World War II; Steven M. Crissman, Persian Gulf; Lewis A. Stewart Sr., peacetime; and Larry J. Fenstermaker, peacetime

Beaver County – Duanne P. Wenrick, Vietnam

Butler County – Carl J. Ashbaugh, Vietnam

Jefferson County – Lewis J. Himes, Korean

Venango County – Jack F. Leavy, Korean; John Chechak, World War II; Ernest C. Aharrah, World War II; Robert E. Dehn, Korean

State of Illinois – Alterson Lee, Persian Gulf

The following Clarion County veterans were brought back to the county for burial:

Asbury Cemetery – James F. Weisel, Vietnam

Cedarview Memorial Park – William D. Mauthe, World War II

Clarion Cemetery – Lewis S. Klahr, peacetime; Charles Shontz, World War II; Russell C. Diehl Jr., peacetime; William D. Kuhner, peacetime; John L. Hood, peacetime

New Bethlehem Cemetery – Donald E. Sayers, Vietnam

Perryville Cemetery – William W. McCoy, peacetime

Rimersburg Cemetery – William Whited, World War II

St. Eusibus Cemetery – Jeanen L. Hall, Korean

St. Michael’s Cemetery – Dennis F. Hartle, Vietnam