In memory of
Clarence Melvin "Mel" Fertenbaugh
Clarence Melvin “Mel” Fertenbaugh , 92, of Dillsburg, passed away Friday morning, November 20 th , 2020 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle. He was born July 28 th , 1928 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Clarence & Violet Murphy Fertenbaugh. After graduating from Mechanicsburg High School, Mel served in the US Army during the Korean War. Mel retired as Manager from the former Myers Oldsmobile, Lemoyne. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God, Dillsburg. A member of the Harrisburg Consistory, Eureka-West Shore Lodge #302 / West Shore Lodge #681 and a Life Member of the Zembo Temple Shrine and Zembo Mounted Patrol, where he was chosen as the International Horse Patrol Shriner of the Year (1987-1988) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Patrol Shriner of the year for 2008. Mel served as Jewelry Chairman of International Shrine Jewelry from 1999-2007. He and his Mounted Patrol Unit rode in the California Rose Bowl Parade in 1978, 1985 and 1991. Mel was also a member of the Cumberland County Shrine Club, Valley of Harrisburg AASR, the Carriage Association of America, The Bonny Brook Riding Club, the Red Rose Horse and Pony Club and the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc. Mel is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary Louise Hartman Fertenbaugh along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mel was predeceased by his brother and sister: Romayne Fertenbaugh and Creedon Fertenbaugh. Service will be held Saturday, November 28 th , 2020 at 10:00 am in the Cocklin Funeral Home, Inc., 30 N. Chestnut Street, Dillsburg, PA with the Reverends Thomas Myers and Patrick J. Rooney, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:30 am, in the Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA with the Reverends Robert Bistline and Zach Wilt, officiating. Memorials in Mel’s name can be made to: The Masonic Home, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 146 S. York Road, Dillsburg or Shriners Hospital for Children. 2900 N. Rocky Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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