Harvey D. Chamberlain, 86, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening at Homewood at Martinsburg after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Harvey G. and Helen G. (Hall) Chamberlain. He married Dorothy M. Rusich on Aug. 14, 1951, in Winchester, Va.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years; two daughters: Carol M. Chamberlain-Ginter and Vicki J. Chamberlain and fiance, Ed Kunsman, all of rural Williamsburg; three grandsons: Eddie and Joey Kunsman and Jesse Ginter and fiancee, Stephanie Edwards; two great-grandsons: Alex and Maddox; a sister, Rose Mary Stout of Silver Spring, Md.; and a brother, Richard of Boyertown.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Shatzer.
Harvey was a 1944 graduate of Williamsburg High School and then graduated from a masonry school in Baltimore, Md. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the 75th Infantry Division and attaining the rank of private first class. He retired in 1995 as a subcontractor, installing doors and windows in homes and businesses. Previously, he had been employed as a construction laborer for Merle Brown Construction Co., Tyrone, where he assisted in the construction of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Williamsburg. During his working career, he also had been employed at Westvaco, Williamsburg plant, and Williamsburg Paper Mill.
Harvey was a faithful member of Williamsburg Alliance Church, rural Williamsburg. He was a member of Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg, and a former member of Williamsburg VFW Memorial Post 8068. He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading his Bible, gardening and playing his guitar.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Williamsburg Alliance Church, Pastor Paul R. Campbell officiating. Interment with full military honors accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society or Williamsburg Alliance Church Memorial Fund.