Harold E. Berkstresser

June 19, 2013

Berkstresser, Harold Obituary

Harold Eugene Berkstresser, 73, of Wooden Bridge Road, Harrisonville, PA died Wednesday afternoon, June 19, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Martinsburg, WV.

Born September 28, 1939 in Hustontown, PA, he was the son of Kathryn (Seville) Berkstresser of Hustontown and the late Herbert Berkstresser.  He was married to Martha Parrish on December 31, 1989.  Mrs. Berkstresser survives at home.

Mr. Berkstresser is survived by the following children: Jeffrey, Jerry and Katherin Berkstresser, all of Harrisonville and Hal Berkstresser, Carlisle, PA; Harlan Berkstresser, Wells Tannery, PA; Hayden Berkstresser, Woodvale, PA; and Yvette Miller, Hustontown, PA; and a stepson MSgt Clarence Harada, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  A stepson Robert Simpson and a granddaughter Lacy are deceased.

There are 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Two brothers and a sister survive: Harvey “Earl” Berkstresser, McConnellsburg, PA; Herbert Berkstresser, Hustontown; and June Bennett, Carlisle, PA.

Mr. Berkstresser was a retired Master Sergeant with the US Air Force after 22 years service.  He was stationed around the world with two tours of duty in Vietnam.  His specialty field was airborne navigation.  He was a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and belonged to the American Legion and VFW in McConnellsburg.   

After his military career, he worked at Cowan’s Gap State Park.

Mr. Berkstresser enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.  He was a loyal supporter and donor for the Camp Cadet Program.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 24, 2013 at the M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, PA with Pastor Marcus Abernethy officiating.  Interment will be at Hustontown Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

The Fulton Honor Guard will provide military services.




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June 24, 2013
1:00 p.m.

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M. R. Brown Funeral Home

301 Pitt Street
Hustontown, PA 17229
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June 24, 2013
2:00 p.m.

Funeral Services
M. R. Brown Funeral Home

301 Pitt Street
Hustontown, PA 17229
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June 24, 2013

Interment
Hustontown Cemetery


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