Donald L. Elder

Donald L. Elder

Donald L. Elder, 80, of Shippensburg, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Forest Park Nursing Home in Carlisle. He was born Saturday, May 1, 1937, in Lewistown, the son of the late Harry and Ethel (Shoemaker) Elder.

He was employed and retired from AMP Inc. as a supervisor. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching westerns. He was a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders. His world revolved around his grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as he could.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Gayle L. Myers-Elder, his stepson, Heath H. Myers, grandchildren, Quincey Myers, Andrew Elder and Olivia Elder, siblings, Cindy Lauver, Larry Hosler and Denny Hosler and stepbrother, Donnie Paul Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Elder, brother, Harry Elder and sisters, Eileen Heller and Phronsie Elder.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Shippensburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg, with Pastor Rodney Gatling officiating. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road west, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or by visiting Friends may express online condolences at