G. Eugene Burkepile, 93 years old, of Newport and most recently of the Kinkora Pythian Home, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born November 3, 1925 in Newport to Robert W. and Margaret (Campbell) Burkepile. He was a veteran of the US Army and WW II having served in the 96th Infantry Division (Deadeyes) in the Phillippines at Leyte in 1944 and Okinawa (Japan) 1945. He was retired from IGA in Newport and was a member of the Newport First Church of God and Newport VFW Post #34.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Burkepile and sister, Irene Dietz. He is survived by his sons, Gerald E. Burkepile Jr. of Duncannon and James R. Burkepile of Jonestown; daughter, Diane G. Thomson of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18th, from the Newport First Church of God at 12 Noon with Reverend Trevor Lightner and Reverend Cheryl Dorman officiating. There is a viewing from 11 AM until the service. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery with military honors by the Perry County Military Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Pa. Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.