Donald Cordell

Donald E. Cordell

Tuesday, August 26th, 1958 - Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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Donald E. Cordell, 61, Mercersburg, PA died unexpectedly Saturday December 7, 2019 at his home.
Born August 26, 1958, in Chambersburg, PA, he was a son of Mary C. (Pine) Cordell McDonald, Chambersburg, and the late Richard L. Cordell.
Don was a 1976 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg. Following graduation, he enlisted and served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed as a correctional officer at MCTC, Hagerstown, MD from 1983 until his retirement in 2008. He owned and operated Cat Mountain Creations.
Don enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley, fishing and hunting mushrooms. As a woodworker he specialized in making hand carved morel mushrooms. He looked after his family and loved his dog, Danny.
He was a member of American Legion Post #517 and Moose Lodge #1790 both of Mercersburg.
In addition to his mother Don is survived by his wife, Mae M. (Hornbaker) Cordell, whom he married April 24, 1982. Son, Adam C. Cordell and daughter Katy M. Cordell both of Mercersburg. Sisters, Kimberly S. Raley and Teresa A. Hinkle both of Chambersburg, brother Greg A. Cordell, Lancaster, PA and father in law Wayne S. Hornbaker, Mercersburg.
Viewing at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, Thursday December 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM followed by a graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery, Mercersburg, with Pastor Norman Hege officiating.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    47 North Park Avenue
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Punch Bowl Road
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Chris McClure

Posted at 09:50am
I'm so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. My heart and prayers go out to the family. Donnie was always someone I enjoyed working with and being around.

Pamela (Ressler) Keilholtz a nd Family

Posted at 07:22am
Our heartfelt condolences in your time of deepest loss. Thought and prayers are with you and your family. Love you Donnie. Love you Mae.
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John moser

Posted at 08:08pm
My boys will always remember donnie as the Camo man cause of always wearing camouflage all the time! Sorry for the familys loss of a beautiful person and soul! Rest easy donnie. You will be greatly missed by many!

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Posted at 02:10pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Pat & Nancy Grove J.R. & Nettie Jordon
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JLG Supply Chain Solutions Team

Posted at 08:26am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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