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Kenneth "Ken" Eugene March

April 26, 1935 — December 3, 2020



Kenneth “Ken” Eugene March

Avid Athlete and Outdoorsman -

Kenneth “Ken” Eugene March, age 85, of Carlisle, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully at UPMC Carlisle Hospital and surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 3, 2020.  Ken was born on Friday, April 26, 1935, in Bendersville, PA to the late Dale George March and Myrtle (Stover) March.  Ken was the widower of Judith Marlene (Zimmerman) March, whom he married on December 18, 1967, and who died on November 13, 2014.  In addition to his parents and wife, Ken is preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters.

Ken’s survivors include his four children: Pamela Curley and husband, Scott, of Hanover, Kim March and wife, Donna, of Boiling Springs, Kenneth March II of Newville, Keith March and wife, Carol, of Florida; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ken graduated from Eichelberger High School in Hanover, PA, as part of the class of 1953.  After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a tank crewmember during the Korean War.  Ken achieved the rank of corporal and remained in service of his country in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  He retired from Rite Aid Corporation in Mechanicsburg, after over 30 years of service working as a truck driver.  Ken was a member of AMVETS of Carlisle, American Legion South Mountain Post 674 in Mt. Holly Springs, Carlisle Elks Lodge 578, and the Mechanicsburg Club, as well as past president and longtime member of the Monroe Fire Company.  Ken was an outstanding, all-around athlete.  As the starting center for Eichelberger High’s football team Ken earned the nickname “Mule”.  He went on to play semi-pro football for the Chambersburg Cardinals and became a golden gloves boxer.  Ken was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing whenever he could.  His children fondly remember Ken as a professional coffee drinker who appreciated a good coffee can.  Known for his red sneakers and striking up conversations with anyone, Ken will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

All are welcome to join Ken’s family at his in-person gathering of family and friends on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; or join Ken’s virtual gathering and service via video chat or telephone at 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m.  Ken’s family requests that everyone dress casually.  Celebrant George A. Spangler will officiate.  Private interment will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens in Carlisle, where military honors will be presented.

While Ken’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate Ken’s life to visit your favorite watering hole and tear a ticket.

Ken’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Ken’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Ken's family via video chat or telephone on Friday, December 11, 2020, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family & Friends

Friday, December 11, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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