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John S. Enterline, Jr. 86


April 17, 2008


John S. “Jack” Enterline, Jr., 86, of Sunbury PA passed away Tuesday, April 15 2008 at his home after a brief illness.  He was born July 5, 1921 in Riverside PA the son of the late John Simon and Lillian Crowl Enterline. 

Jack graduated from Danville High School in 1939 and was proud of his artwork in the yearbook.  He entered the United States Army in 1942 during World War II.  He served in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands, attaining the rank of staff sergeant with the 14th Anti-Aircraft Command.  He was awarded the Bronze Star while stationed at Manila, P.I. 

Jack obtained a pilot’s license in 1946, but was involved in a Piper Club airplane crash as a passenger that same year.  Jack worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad after high school, and later for Follmer Trucking Company in Sunbury PA in the early 1950’s.  Thereafter, he worked for Merck, Inc. Riverside PA and retired after 34 years of service.  He was of the protestant faith.   Jack was skilled at pinochle and the harmonica.  He loved watching Sunbury Mercuries, Bucknell Bison and Philadelphia 76’ers basketball.  He enjoyed Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football and rarely missed a Phillies baseball game. 

He was married for 47 years to the late Betty J. Swank Enterline in 1948.  She preceded him in death in May 1995.  He is survived by one son Ricky Laine Enterline and daughter-in-law Leanne Gover of Sunbury PA.  One sister, Geraldine Seidler of Riverside PA and nieces Sue Smith and Maxine Billmeyer were very close to him.  He was preceded in death by one brother Gerald Enterline and one sister Louise Roeder.  His best friends were John Hare and the late Bill Deeter.  Joyce and Fred Osman , their daughter Bonnie Sue and her daughter Karin and caregiver Kathy Little were special in his life.  He loved all his cats and dogs, but especially “Crisco” the cat.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, April 19 2008 at 11:00 AM from Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  The Reverend Chuck N. Chamberlain Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park Route 61 Stonington PA.  Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 44.  Memorial contributions may be made to Danville SPCA Memorial Fund 2801 Bloom Road Danville PA  17821.  www.visneski.com


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