Paul W.Cashner, 92, of Shamokin Dam PA and
formerly of Danville PA passed away December 2, 2020 at Geisinger Medical
Center Danville PA. He was the only child and last male Cashner of his
generation, born to the late James Melvin (Pete) Cashner and Helen Pearl
Depoe Cashner of Montour County PA.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife,
Geraldine M. “Gerri” DeWald Cashner in 2019. They were married May 12,
1988. He was previously married for 30 years to the late Ann M. Rourke of
Paul spent his formative years in Danville PA,
graduating from Danville High School in 1945. After graduating, he worked
briefly at Geisinger Medical Center in the accounting office. He then
enlisted in the United States Army and served in Japan during World War II
and was honorably discharged in 1946. After returning, he returned to work
at Geisinger Medical Center until entering college at Bucknell University
for two years and then transferred to Northwestern University in Illinois,
where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting.
Paul relocated to Schenectady NY where he was
employed by General Electric in the Federal Income Tax Office. He then
worked for the State of New York for two years and for 30 years as auditor
of the Schenectady Naval Reactor Office in Niskayuna NY, from where he
He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Church in Shamokin Dam PA.
Paul, a private man, began his retirement days
sleeping late, tinkering, gardening and often staying outside late into the
evening. Paul was a generous provider to his family. He had a sense of
humor that was uniquely his own. His favorite response to being greeted
with “how are you?” was “terrible”.
Services and burial will be private at Odd
Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St.
Matthew’s Lutheran Church 3249 North Old Trail Road PO Box 68 Shamokin Dam
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.
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