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Obituary for Rodney Allen Barthalow

Rodney A. Barthalow, 51, of Shippensburg, PA, died Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Mercy House in Chambersburg, PA. He was born on January 26, 1972 in the Chambersburg Hospital to the late Lilly Anna Mae Pool.

Rodney’s life-long passion was volunteer fire-fighting. He began as a teenager at West End Fire and Rescue Co. in Shippensburg, PA. He volunteered at numerous fire companies all throughout Franklin County, the most recent being at St. Thomas Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue in St. Thomas, PA. Rodney’s other passions were playing the guitar, rock music, and anything about the Civil War - especially The Battle of Gettysburg.

He is survived by four children: Ciera R. (Kyle) Peck, Carol A. Barthalow, Jacob A.E. Barthalow and companion Savannah Wood, and Lisa A.M. Barthalow and companion Puru H. Shah. As well as three grandchildren: Lilly A.M. Pensinger, Evelynne R. Peck, and Westlee G. Peck.

In addition to his mother, Rodney was proceeded in death by two stillborn children, Alicia A. Barthalow and Jonathan M. Barthalow.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Mercy House of Chambersburg for the excellent end-of-life care Rodney received.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm, at St. Thomas Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 34 School House Rd, St. Thomas, PA 17252.

There will be no viewing, as cremation services are entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home.

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