Harry A. “Pete”
Linker, Sr., 85,
of 612 Pine Street
Danville, PA died early Monday morning February 17, 2003, at Geisinger Medical Center Danville,
PA. He was born August 21, 1917 in Danville, PA the son of the late Harry
R. and Margaret Ammerman Linker.
Danville Schools. Mr. Linker served in the United States Army Company H 112th
Infantry Regiment 23rd division during World War II as a Tech 4.
He served in the European Theatre Operation; Normandy, Northern France,
Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
Mr. Linker was
employed for 19years as a molder by Kennedy-Van Saun Danville, PA and at the
Danville State Hospital as a psychiatric aide for 18 years where he retired
in 1982. He was an active member of the Danville Apostolic Church in
Riverside, PA where he faithfully served as a Board Member, Sunday School
Superintendant and Sunday School song leader for many years.
He is survived by
his wife of 50 years, Edith A. Aikey Linker, whom he married May 17, 1952.
He is also survived by three sons; Harry A. Linker, Jr. and daughter-in-law
Helen of Danville, PA; Reverend Benny W. and daughter-in-law Meladene of
Dallas, Texas and Joby D. and daughter-in-law Laurie of Dallas, Texas. One
daughter Sally A. and son-in-law Reverend Jerry K. Tipton of York, PA also
survive him along with five grandchildren and one great-grandson. One
sister, Gertrude Foulk of Berwick, PA, survives him. He was preceded in
death by four brothers; William, John, Edward and Ellsworth Linker.
Funeral services will
be held Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Danville Apostolic Church Old Sunbury
Road Riverside, PA with his pastor the Reverend Seth E. Avery and the
Reverend Jerry K. Tipton officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Danville, PA. Friends will be received Wednesday evening from 7-9
PM at the church and also from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the
church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Danville Apostolic Church PO Box 309 Riverside, PA 17868. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Miller-Visneski
Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA.