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
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
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
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
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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