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Edward B. Calhoun

January 27, 1925 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 95)


Edward B. Calhoun, 95, of Chambersburg, PA; passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home, Chambersburg.  He was born on January 27, 1925 in Mineral Ridge, OH; a son of the late William B. and Ethel M. (Richards) Calhoun.  He was united in marriage to Vera (Gummo) Calhoun; she preceded him in death November 15, 2020. 

He is survived by siblings Clifford Calhoun, Everett, PA; Levenia Tilley, Silver Springs, MD, Lucinda Calhoun, Bedford, PA and Cleive Calhoun, Ellicott City, MD, and many loving nieces, nephews and their families; step children and their families.

He was preceded in death by siblings Margaret Buchanan, Clair Calhoun, sisters-in-law Rita Calhoun, Helen Calhoun and brothers-in-law William “Buck” Buchanan and Richard Tilley.

Ed was a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1943, he went on to serve in the United States Navy from June 9, 1943 as a Gunners Mate on the Liberty Ships until December 16, 1945, then joining the United States Naval Reserve from 1945-1950 and reenlisted in the United States Air Force from February 1, 1950 as an Electronics Tech on F-84 aircraft, until being honorably discharged in January 30, 1954.  He worked as an Electronic Technician for the Department of Defense until his retirement in January 1981.

 After retirement Ed worked as a Gettysburg Tour Guide, driving the tour bus on guides around the Gettysburg area also working for a motel in the area and doing taxes for folks through Area Agency on Aging.  He was a member of the John W. Brown National Maritime Historical Society.

He will be remembered as a caring husband, son, brother, uncle and step grandfather and friend.  He enjoyed traveling the world and then living and working on his farm before moving to Chambersburg.

A Private Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home with Rev. Robert R. Robertson officiating.

Burial will be held at Mt. Union Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Everett Area Honor Guard.

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