John R. Sailhamer Jr.

John R. Sailhamer Jr., lifelong resident of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and current resident of Davidsonville, Maryland, passed away at Cadia Healthcare in Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the age of 76.

John was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 14, 1945, to John R. and Ruth (Clever) Sailhamer.

He then joined the Air Force, where he honorably served his country from 1964-68, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After leaving the Air Force, he worked for many years as a finish presser at the Greif textile plant.

During his life, he was a deacon of the First Assembly of God Church, where he also coached the fast pitch softball team.

He enjoyed both bowling and shooting pool around town.   

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Daryl K. Sailhamer, who died Nov. 17, 2021.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Sailhamer-Helliwell of Davidsonville, and his grandchildren, Bradley and Heather Helliwell of Davidsonville. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Dawn V. Schwenk, Shippensburg, and a nephew, Donald Varner.

A visitation for family and friends was held on Monday, July 18, 2022, followed by a funeral service at First Assembly of God Church. Burial, with military honors, was at Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

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