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Albert J. "Pops" Churm

September 23, 2020

Albert J. “Pops” Churm,78, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully Monday evening, September 21, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.   He was born September 18, 1942 and was lovingly raised by the late John and Edith Spring.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Philomena Colaneri Churm. They were married March 18, 1968.

Albert served his country in the United States Army in Germany from 1959 to 1962.

He was employed as a Boiler Engineer at Danville State Hospital for over 30 years.  He also worked for Ted Heaps Container Service for over 40 years part time, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville PA.  Albert’s heart for serving people was evident in all he did for others which included serving on the Zoning Committee in Danville PA, Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop #47 and member of the Order of the Arrow.  He was advisor to the Boy Scouts Council in Bloomsburg PA.  He was also a member of the Girl Scouts and the Order of the Red Flame. He received The Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award in 2002.  He was a dedicated and committed 40-year member of the Goodwill Hose Company in Danville where “Pops” thoroughly enjoyed driving the truck. He was a lifetime member of The American Legion and a member of the VFW of Danville PA.  


His legacy will remain alive being a devoted Mason of Danville Mahoning Lodge #224; Eureka Lodge #404,Danville RAC #239 – Most Excellent High Priest 2011, Companion of the Triple Triangle in 2019, Vallerchamp Council Council #25 Sunbury – Captain of the Guard, Calvary Commandery #37 Danville – Eminent Commander 2013- Illustrious Knight of The Triangle 2018, Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor – Pennsylvania Chapter, Allied Masonic Degrees – Veritas Council #64 – Sovereign Master – 2019, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine – Orient Conclave – Puissant Sovereign 2020, York Rite Sovereign College #11 – Chancellor 2020, Tall Cedars of Lebanon – Sunbury Forest #65 – Grand Tall Cedar 2019, Zafar Grotto- Williamsport, Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg, Eastern Star – Lewisburg – Past Patron.


Albert enjoyed camping and traveling with his family, an avid hunter and loved to fish in Canada, especially along the St. Lawrence River.  Albert was a loving husband, father and friend.  He would always lend out a hand to support any of his friends, family or anyone when the opportunity presented itself. He will be dearly missed by many for his sense of humor and making others laugh. Albert always made sure to go above and beyond for everyone he encountered.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Ken Seay and his wife Christine of Duncannon PA and two daughters: Linda Heller and her husband Jeff of King of Prussia PA and Deborah Zimmerman and her husband Donald of Orangeville PA.  Also surviving are two granddaughters, Lauren and Katelyn Boop.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Albert’s Life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 with the Reverend Trevor J. Hahn officiating.  Masonic services will be held at 1:45 PM.   Burial will follow in Straub’s Lutheran Cemetery Danville with military rites being accorded.   A viewing will be held Friday evening, September 25, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. 

The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital 3551 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19140 or The Ronald McDonald House 100 North Academy Avenue Trembulak Way Danville PA 17821.

Arrangements are made under the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W. Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. 

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