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Lawrence A. "Larry" Pittsnogle, 80, departed his earthly life on Aug. 28, 2017, at home in Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg, while under the care of SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care.
He was born March 17, 1937, in Martinsburg, W.Va., and lived most of his life in Martinsburg. Larry relocated to Menno Haven 14 years ago. He was the youngest child of the late Nora Virginia Harmon Pittsnogle and Howard M. Pittsnogle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: W. Donald Pittsnogle and Daniel H. Pittsnogle; and one sister, Betty Jane Pittsnogle Lord.

Larry was a 1955 graduate of Martinsburg High School.
Following graduation he worked for Potomac Light and Power Company/ Potomac Edison Company/Allegheny Power Company where he retired in 1997 after 41½ years of service. Twenty nine years were spent in Martinsburg with the last 12 years in Hagerstown.

Larry was a former member of the Martinsburg Lion's Club and served as president in 1976. He was a 50 year member of St. John's Lutheran Church and served as their organist for 14 years. He was also organist at Shepherdstown Christ Reformed Church, UCC, for five years. He served as substitute organist in many churches in Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Hagerstown and Chambersburg. He was a faithful member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Almeda Kilgore Pittsnogle; one son, the Reverend L. Keith Pittsnogle and wife, the Reverend Patricia Pittsnogle, of Milton; daughter, Kristi Lynne Pittsnogle Davis and husband Tom, of Pine City, Minn.; five grandchildren, Ashley Pittsnogle of Franklin, N.Y., Karen and Justin Pittsnogle, of Martinsburg, and Helen and TJ Davis, of Pine City; three stepgrandchildren, John Tharp (Rachel), and Justin Tharp, of Wardensville, W.Va., and Jeremy Tharp (Cecily), of Portland, Ore.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Dylan and Ian Tharp, of Wardensville, and Finn Tharp, of Portland; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Alylaa Klara-Marie, of Wardensville.

There will be a private, family viewing prior to cremation. There will be no public viewing. A memorial worship service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

In accord with Larry's wishes, the family asks that flowers are omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; Attn: PA Vision 20/20 Building Project

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.
Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 31, 2017
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