20 May 2013

NMAM & Military Monday: Alan F. Kirchner

Alan F. Kirchner served in the Air Force during Vietnam. His name caught my attention as I am still searching for some Kirchners on my husband's side. Alan is buried at St. Joseph's RC Church in Lancaster, which is where our Kirchner family members attended.

His obit reads:
Alan F. Kirchner, Sr., 53, of Lancaster, died Monday, September 5, 2005 of malignant melanoma.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. "Dottie" Brooks Kirchner, who died in 1991.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Mary E. Rampulla Kirchner.

He was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, attaining the rank of Sergeant before being Honorably Discharged. He was a tradesman printer, but also a former bartender with past memberships in several local clubs including the Union Home Association, the Active and Alert Clubs, and the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was of the Catholic faith. Those who knew him know he loved his wife and children dearly.

Surviving are five children: Alan F. Kirchner, Jr., Francesmary E. Kirchner, Melvin A. Kirchner, Trinda L. Hunter and Harold E. Zeamer, Jr. as well as several grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers and sisters; Edward Kirchner, Jr., married to Mary Ann, Carl Kirchner, Roger Kirchner, married to Judy, Jean M. Robertson, and Carol A. Hughes, married to Joseph.

Mass of Christian Burial from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph Street, Lancaster, PA on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 10 AM with Rev. Msgr. Thomas H. Smith as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Bausman, PA at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church on Friday between 9 and 10 AM. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Alan's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements Entrusted to the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, PA 717-872-2266.
www.scheidfuneralhome.com

Lancaster New Era 9/7/2005

Source: Lancaster New Era 7 September 2005

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