Eldon A. Akerley Jr.
01/13/1924 - 09/13/2015

Eldon A. Akerley Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. He was the husband of 52 years to Janet E. (Waltersdorff) Akerley who died November 11, 1998.  Born January 13, 1924 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Eldon A. and Louise (Nichols) Akerley.  Eldon served in the 32nd Infantry Division during WWII and was stationed in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. He was employed by R.H. Sheppard Co., the Naval Ordinance Plant in York, PA and retired from the Naval Air Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard.   He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 14, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2506, McSherrystown Home Association and New Oxford Social Club.  Surviving are three children; E. Allan Akerley III of Baltimore MD, Shelia Jordan and her husband Herb of New Oxford and Julie Akerley of Hanover, two grandchildren; Natalie Jordan Sutcliffe and her husband Sean and Casey Jordan and his fiancée, Kirsti Wantz and three great-grandchildren; Jackson and Jayma Sutcliffe and Wilson Jordan. He was preceded in death by a sister Doris.  As per Eldon’s wishes, funeral services and burial will be private. Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Posted at:09/15/2015 11:11 am
Kathi Anderson Dietrich - kathiandersondietrich@gmail.com
We are so very sorry to hear of Eldon's sudden illness and passing. He was like family to us, as he loved Gram (Joyce) very much. They had some wonderful times and we have long lasting memories. My boys thought of Mr. Eldon like their great-grandfather. May you find peace in knowing how full of a life he lead, and the happiness he brought to others. Sleep peacefully, Mr. Eldon. Kathi, Nathen & Joshua Dietrich

Posted at:09/15/2015 9:09 am
Lynn Frock - lfrock67@gmail.com
Al, Sheila, & Julie, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Your family is in my prayers! Lynn Frock

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