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Photograph of George H. 'Carpy' Sargen GEORGE H. 'CARPY' SARGEN

Services to be held for George H. 'Carpy' Sargen, age 85, of 450 Highlawn Avenue, Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Marietta, PA, died Friday afternoon at Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, PA. Born in Marietta, he was the son of the late Maxwell and Katie McBride Sargen. He was the husband of Betty Houser Sargen. They would have been married for 56 years on April 7. Mr. Sargen was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown where he was an usher and served on the staff parish relations committee. A 1936 graduate of the former Marietta High School, he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a first sergeant during World War II. He was employed by the federal government for 34 years. He retired in 1976 from New Cumberland Army Depot as a logistics specialist. He had also been employed by the former Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown and the former Marietta Army Depot. From 1977-95, Mr. Sargen was chief sergeant-at-arms at the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in Harrisburg. During the late 70's, he was the Republican committee chairman for Elizabethtown. Additionally, he served on the Civil Service Commission in Elizabethtown for 10 years from 1985-95. Mr. Sargen was a member of Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Free and Accepted Masons, in Marietta, Harrisburg Lodge of Perfection, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Luncheon Club in Harrisburg, and High Twelve Club No. 629 in Elizabethtown. He was also a member of American Legion, Conewago Post No. 329 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fred Barley Post No. 5667, both in Elizabethtown. He was a life member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1092 in Middletown, an honorary member of Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association, and an associate member of Fraternal Order of Police. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Cold Cabin Hunting Lodge in York County, Amateur Trapshooting Association, and a life member of both the National Riflemen Association and Conewago Rod and Gun Club. In his earlier years, he played semi-pro baseball on a league in Texas. In 1984, he was inducted into the Susquehanna Chapter, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed playing golf and bowling. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Charles, Joseph, James, Louis, Cleon, and Robert, and three sisters, Helen McElroy, K. Jane Sargen, and Josephine Sargen. He is survived by his wife, Betty Houser Sargen of Elizabethtown, a son, Norman Sargen of Parkesburg, a daughter, Lisa Sargen Greene of Elizabethtown, two sisters, Nan, wife of Norman Ney of Mount Joy and Artennis Gohn of Mountville, two brothers, Armand Sargen of North Carolina and E. Scott, husband of Nancy Sargen of Elizabethtown, and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Oak and Spruce Streets, Elizabethtown, PA on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 11:00 AM with Pastor James D. Corbett officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. A Masonic Service will be conducted at the church on Tuesday morning at 10:45 AM by Casiphia Lodge No. 551. The family requests that flowers please be omitted. Contributions may be made to the building fund of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Spruce and Oak Streets, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

Posted 04/17/2003 03:38 pm by Lisa Greene
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