Peter Pardun, 57, of Maytown, also of Chambersburg, entered the gates of heaven on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at home, encircled by those he loved. He battled Glioblastoma for 16 months and earned his wings at the conclusion of the battle. He was married to his beloved wife, Brenda, for 36 years.
Born in Seattle, WA, Peter grew up in Chambersburg, PA. He graduated from Chambersburg Area High School in 1979. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in the first Gulf War. He served his country for ten years, being stationed at different locations during his service time, including West Germany, Saudi Arabia, and various locations in the US. He was a drill sergeant for two years, where he commanded attention due to his low, booming voice. After his military service, he began a career in computer technology. Most recently, he worked as a systems administrator for the federal government at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA.
Peter was a member of Maytown Reformed United Church of Christ.
Peter enjoyed learning new things. He was always striving to increase his knowledge on any subject matter. He loved spending time with his family and their dogs. When he got control of the TV remote, he’d stop on any John Wayne or western movie he could find. He was a Steelers and Pirates fan. Playing cards was something that happened regularly when Peter was around. It provided the opportunity to talk about all kinds of things in a casual atmosphere.
Waiting to join him at a later time are his loving and devoted wife, Brenda; his children Caleb (and Victoria) Pardun, of Maytown; Rebekah (and David) Gardner, of East Berlin, PA; Whitney (and Noah) Johnson, of Harrisburg, PA; and Courtney (and Matt) Hade, of Greencastle, PA; two grandchildren, Mitchell and Callista Hade, of Greencastle.. He also predeceases* three sisters, Sandra Pardun, of Chambersburg, PA; Judi Glen Crouse, of Florida; and Chris Knutson, of Oregon, and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Dee Pardun.
A memorial service honoring Peter’s life will be held at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2 PM. Family and friends will be received at the church before the service from 1 PM to 2 PM. Interment will follow at Maytown Reformed United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher House Foundation, providing housing at no charge for military and veteran families while a loved one is hospitalized, at 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20852.