W. Earl Kashner,
80, of McCracken Road Danville PA passed away Monday June 30 2008 at his
residence. He was born December 15 1927 in Bloomsburg PA the son of the
late Walter E. and Mary Kitchen Kashner.
He graduated from
Danville High School in 1945. He served in the United States Army and was
honorably discharged in 1947. Mr. Kashner was employed at the quarry
between Danville and Bloomsburg following his discharge.. He was also
employed for 37 years at Merck, Inc. Riverside PA retiring in 1990.
Following his retirement he enjoyed working for his brother-in-law Robert at
Krumís Orchard in Catawissa PA. Mr. Kashner served as a volunteer for
Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina.
He was active in
the former Mausdale United Church of Christ serving as Sunday School
Superintendent and as a Sunday School teacher. One of his greatest
enjoyments was traveling to Bar Harbor Maine in the Fall and going on whale
He was preceded in
death by his wife of 56 years, Dawn L. Drake Kashner on August 13 2006.
They were married May 13 1950. He is survived by three sons; Dale Kashner
of Bloomsburg PA; Wayne Kashner and his wife Linda of Catawissa PA and Dean
Kashner and his wife Mary of Bloomsburg PA. Also surviving is one brother
Carl Kashner and his wife Hilda of Danville PA and two sisters; Eleanor
Hanley and her husband Fred of Montgomery PA and Clara Krum and her husband
Robert of Catawissa PA. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held Thursday
July 3 2008 at 11:00 AM at Odd Fellows Cemetery 1348 Bloom Road Danville PA
with the Reverend David J. Mouw officiating. Memorial contributions may be
made to Columbia Montour Home Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg
PA 17815. Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral
Home, Inc. 20 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.