Edward W. Truckenmiller, age 89, Centreville, passed away Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at his home. He was born in Centreville on December 23, 1920, a son of Roy C. and Mary (Meyer) Truckenmiller. Ed graduated from Centreville High School in 1938 and served in the US Marines from 1942 until 1945, during which time he obtained the rank of Corporal. Ed saw action at Cape Gloucester, New Britain and at Peleliu, Palau Islands as an antitank gunman and scout observer.
After returning from the war, he married Virginia R. Young on Aug. 31, 1946 in Washington, VA. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1978. On September 5, 1980 Ed married Donna J. (Lucas) Pashby. She preceded him in death on November 1, 2005.
Ed owned and operated the Truckenmiller Hardware in Centreville, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Three Rivers Elks Club, American Legion, D.A.V., and a 1945 Charter Member of the Centreville Lions’ Club. Ed had also served on the Centreville School Board.
Surviving are his son James (Karen) Truckenmiller, Centreville, Stepson Marc (Chris) Pashby, Three Rivers, grandchildren Daniel (Erica) Truckenmiller, Jennifer (Jon) Stasiuk, Christine Pashby, Lisa Pashby, Jessica (Dan) Miles, Zachery (Miranda) Bolla, great grandchildren Emma, Luke, Jack, Matthew, Benjamin, Tayah, Alise, Kate, and McKenna, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Virginia Truckenmiller and Donna J. Truckenmiller, sister Jean Truckenmiller, and brother William Truckenmiller.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville Wednesday from 1-2 pm, where Memorial Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastor David Peterson of the Centreville Baptist Church will officiate. Interment of ashes will be at Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. Memorial contributions may be made to Centreville Lions’ Club. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.