Edward Daron enlisted in the Navy on June 21, 1941 and was
discharged in San Francisco on December 31, 1946 as a Radarman
3rd Class. He received the Victory, American Area, Asiatic
Pacific 4 Stars and Philippine 1 Star ribbons.
Daron was born on December 27, 1925 in Harrisburg, PA, and
had four siblings, Donald, Betty (Hooks), Russell and Mary
Knull. He attended school at William Penn in Harrisburg,
PA. After the War, he married Flora Lukens of Speeceville,
PA, on December 25, 1949 and had four children, Gayle Elaine
Lukens Wetzel, Brenda Lynn (Williams), Janet Marie Daron
and Marcia Ann (Andrews). An electrician, Mr. Daron was employed
at Central Iron and Steel, Phoenix Iron and Steele, Frank
Black Electric and various jobs with the Electrical Union.
hobbies included flying single-engine airplanes, fishing,
camping and ham radio. He was a life member of the American
Legion Duncannon Post 340, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jersey
Shore Post 5859, the Newport Moose Lodge 1562 and the Dauphin
County Fire Police Association. He attended the Duncannon
Presbyterian Church and the Jersey Mills Baptist Church.
major stroke ended his employment years on August 15, 1970.
Mr. Daron died from cancer at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp.
Hill, PA on Sunday, May 21, 1995. Because of his hospital
stay, he was forced to miss the 50th Reunion of the Evans
Crew that he so looked forward to.
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