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Gilbert Diffenderfer, of Paxtang, died Monday, November 8, 2004 at Camp Hill Care Center.

He was born September 1, 1927 in New Bloomfield, a son of the late Harry and Helen Diffenderfer.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1945 and in the Army as a paratrooper and company commander in Korea, where he was awarded the silver and bronze star and 2 purple hearts. He was employed by AMP, Inc., for 29 years, in the financial department.

He was a member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church, New Cumberland VFW and the Lawnton Legion. He was a member of the Paxtang Borough Council for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Caldwell); daughter, Diane and sons, Thomas and Donald; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; brother-in-law, William Caldwell and wife, Janet and sister-in-law, Lenore Caldwell. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry.

A memorial service will be held at his church, 3500 Sharon Street, Harrisburg, on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at 12: 30 p.m., at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Harrisburg. www.pennlive.com/obits

(The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, 10 Nov 2004, Page B4 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)


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