Byrl Delmar Hampe Sr., 86, of Allenwood, Pa., formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec.26, 2012.
Born June 19, 1926, in Oval, Pa., he was the son of the late Nathan M. and Cleta D. Hampe. He attended public school in Oval, Pa. He was of Lutheran faith.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II from June 17, 1942, until Jan. 24, 1946. After basic training he was assigned to the USS Hornet CV-12 where he was a machinist mate first class and a tail gunner.
Byrl D. Hampe Sr.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, The Loyal Order of the Moose and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by two daughters, Janet F. Mincemoyer of Watsontown, Pa., Tari L. Hampe-Deneen of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two sons, Charles W. "Chuck" Hampe of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and Byrl D. Hampe Jr. of Livingston, Mont.; a sister, Janet Scarborough of Clearfield, Pa.; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor "Ellie" Hampe; a brother, George V. Hampe Sr.; two sisters, Mary Heggenstaller and Catharine Wolfe and one grandson, Nathan C. Hampe.
He was an avid gardener, cook, hunter and fisherman. He welcomed his friends and family daily with his home cookin.'
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at the Oval Cemetery on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ryan Krauss officiating.
Friends and family will be received at the Bower-Decker American Legion, Post 251, Montgomery, Pa., following the service.
Flowers will be provided by the family. In remembrance of Byrl, those who wish may make contributions to the Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 or the Alderton-Dawson American Legion, Post 60, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Byrl's children would like to express their heartfelt thanks to family, friends, the staff at Manor Care, Williamsport Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center and Select Specialty Hospital.
Expressions of sympathy made be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.