Marlin E. ‘Moody’ Hile

NEW BLOOMFIELD – Marlin E. “Moody” “Dirty Duck” Hile, 83, of New Bloomfield, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills, entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at The Manor at Perry Village, New Bloomfield.

He was the husband of the late Nancy (Ferry) Hile, who preceded him on March 2, 1989. Marlin was born on May 22, 1929, in Krazterville, a son of the late Phenie and Beulah (Kratzer) Hile.

Moody is survived by: a daughter, Catherine S. Murphy, of Newport; three grandchildren, Yvonne Moyer and her husband, Steve, Sheri Murphy and Jackie Murphy; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Adam, Aron, Ashleigh and Lexie; a brother, Jim “Pickle” Hile, of Mount Pleasant Mills; a sister, Dorothy Swartz, of Mifflintown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by: a son-in-law, Emory “Jack” Murphy; a sister-in-law, Ethel “Sis” Hile; and two brothers and their spouses, Lester G. and Esther Hile and Warren A. and Anna Mae Hile.

He attended Locust Grove and Houtz grammar schools. Marlin was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Van Dyke Brick Company, Central Steel and various road construction companies, retiring after 23 years of service from Poloron Homes, as a truck driver. Marlin was a U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force veteran. He served after World War II and later during the Korean War, serving in England and Germany. He was very proud to have marched in the first U.S. Air Force parade at Bolling Field in Washington, D.C.

Moody was a member of the Oriental Sportsman Club, the Liverpool American Legion Post 364, the Home Association of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640, Middleburg, the Freeburg Fire Company, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1229, Middleburg, and a lifetime member of the Kreamer Fire Company.

Moody provided transportation for the local Mennonite community. He enjoyed fishing and playing the lottery.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc. 9366 state Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Officiating will be Pastor George A. Swartz. Burial with full military honors accorded by the Selinsgrove American Legion Victory Post 25 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6631 will be made in Daniel’s Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.