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Jerry D. Atherton

September 20, 1940 — September 2, 2020

Jerry D. Atherton

Atherton, Jerry Don, 79, Mount Union, passed away September 2, 2020 surrounded by his family at home. Born September 20, 1940, Mount Union, son of the late Roy James and Thelma Mae (Woodward) Atherton. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Atherton; siblings, Betty Myers, Charlotte Jaymes, Joy Winnick, Ken Atherton, Ben Atherton, Max Atherton, Tom Atherton, and Bradley Atherton. Survived by his loving wife, Anna H. (Todaro) Atherton; son, Brian Atherton; 4 grandchildren, Shane Atherton, Morgan Atherton, Landon Atherton, Lauren Atherton; 1 great-grandchild, Jaxon Kade Atherton; siblings, Vonny Hileman, Nancy Gerholt, Kathy Park, Rick Atherton, Trudy Myers and Lori Rosensteel. Jerry loved fishing and hunting, especially turkeys and gobblers. He enjoyed walking and hiking the mountain. Jerry was most happy when spending time with his family and friends. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 until the time of service at 12 noon, at the Cedar Crest Baptist Church, Greg Harven, officiant. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at


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Friday, September 4, 2020

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Cedar Crest Independent Baptist Church

106 Pin Oak Ln, Mount Union, PA 17066

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