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.
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
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.
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