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Obituary: Carl L. Rosenberry


Carl L. Rosenberry, 90, of Fort Loudon, went to be with the Lord at his residence on October 1, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Bock) Rosenberry and they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on November 3rd.

Carl L. Rosenberry
(02/25/1931 – 10/01/2021)

Born February 25, 1931, in Fannettsburg, he was a son of the late David Raymond and Mary Ann (Hoover) Rosenberry. He graduated from Fannettsburg High School in 1949 and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, honorably discharged as Airman First Class in 1955.

Carl, with Anna by his side, was a successful lumberman for over 66 years. The company, Carl Rosenberry & Sons Lumber, Inc., celebrated 100 years in business in 2020. The multigeneration family business was started in 1920 by his late father. Following Carl’s discharge from the service, he joined his father as a partner. In 1960, upon his father’s retirement, Carl assumed responsibility of the business. Later joined by his sons to form Carl Rosenberry & Sons Lumber, Inc. This year, the company was recognized for 50 years of membership in the National Hardwood Lumber Association. Carl loved the valley he grew up and lived in and the people and employees who surrounded him. “We have been blessed and the Lord has guided us every step of the way.”

Mr. Rosenberry was a member and former treasurer of the Spring Run United Methodist Church and also worshiped at the Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church in Fannettsburg. For 14 years he enjoyed singing with the Pathlighters Quartet. He was also a member and past president of the Path Valley Lions Club, the Orrstown Masonic Lodge No. 262 F & AM and a life member of the Shippensburg American Legion Post # 223. In addition, he was a member of the Chambersburg Country Club and being an outdoorsman at heart, received much enjoyment from playing golf. He was a director for many years of the former Valley National Bank in Dry Run and later Valley Bank and Trust Co in Chambersburg and a founding director of the former Sentry Trust Co., Chambersburg. He also served on the executive board of Penn State Mt Alto.

Surviving, in addition to his loving wife, Anna, are 2 sons, David C. Rosenberry, and his wife, Dena M. of Fort Loudon and William H. Rosenberry of Chambersburg; 2 brothers, Dean Rosenberry, of Horse Valley and Robert Rosenberry and his wife, Norma, of Shippensburg; 2 sisters, Lena Radanovic, and her husband, George, of Fort Loudon and Sylvia Gittleman, of Pottsville, a brother-in-law, Richard Miller, of Shippensburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Rosenberry, sister, Grace Marie “Peggy” Miller, sister-in-law, Vera Rosenberry and brother-in-law, David Gittleman.

A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 8 between 5 and 8 PM in the Agett-Lakjer Funeral Home, 16715 Path Valley Road, Spring Run. His funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11 AM in the Spring Run United Methodist Church, 16667 Main St., Spring Run, with a viewing prior to the service 10 to 10:45 AM. Due to Covid, the use of masks is requested for those in attendance. Officiating Pastors: Ken Richards, Marlin “Butch” Neil and Phil Foster. Interment with military honors Path Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in his memory to either the Spring Run United Methodist Church, POB 158, Spring Run, PA 17262 or Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church, POB 406, Fannettsburg, PA 17221 or Metal Township Fire & Ambulance Co., POB 185 Fannettsburg, PA 17221

Source: Agett-Lakjer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.