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Mr. George Danner Jr.

Mr. George Leroy Danner Jr., 72, of East Main Street, Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W. Va. He was the husband of Nancy R. Gerken Danner.

Born March 11, 1929, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was a son of the late George L. Danner Sr. and Bessie Thorpe Danner.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg; and a member of Knights of Columbus, Brute Council 1860, Emmitsburg, where he served as past grand knight.

He was a life member of Francis X. Elder American Legion Post 121 of Emmitsburg, where he served as commander, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6658, Emmitsburg; and a life member and past member of the board of directors of Vigilant Hose Co. He was also a past Frederick County commander of the American Legion.

He also served as a town commissioner of Emmitsburg. He had his own band, The Debonairs, for a number of years and then joined the Little German Band.

Mr. Danner was a store manager and produce manager for a number of years and had worked at Moore Business Forms, in the customer service department, for 19 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Michael L. Danner of Emmitsburg; two granddaughters, Alison Topper and Lindsay Topper, both of Emmitsburg; one sister, Hester Hiltner of Frederick; and three nieces.

Mr. Danner was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon A. Topper; and one brother, Thomas R. Danner

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with his pastor, the Rev. Stephen E. Trzecleski, as the celebrant. Interment in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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