Dale Vernon Lamborn, 82, Woodbury, went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with leukemia.
He was born in Bedford County, son of the late Samuel and V. Beula (Mountain). Lamborn. He married Carol Dawn Dively on Jan. 16, 1956, in Charlottesville, Va., and she passed away Feb. 18, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Gail Lamborn Smith, and husband, Larry, of Prineville, Ore.; a son, Brian D., at home; a granddaughter, Michelle E. Smith of Bend, Ore.; and a brother, Merle of New Enterprise.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Alda Lewis and Ruth Kelly.
Dale was a 1949 graduate of Replogle High School, New Enterprise. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving stateside with the 411th Signal Corps from 1952-54, attaining the rank of corporal.
For many years, Dale was self employed as a finish carpenter.
Dale was a member of Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his friends having coffee at the Mark Eat Shoppe, Loysburg, and the Martinsburg BCO.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A funeral service, with military flag honors accorded by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, with Pastor Robert A. Russell and Pastor Brian L. McCall officiating. Private interment will follow at Holsinger Cemetery, rural Roaring Spring.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church memorial fund or local charity of your choice.