The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 11, 2013

Melvin R. “Chip” Drumheller, 64, New Ringgold


The Daily Item

— NEW RINGGOLD — Melvin R. “Chip” Drumheller, 64, of Spirit Court, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home.

He was born July 7, 1948, in Sunbury, a son of Dona J. (Bird) Drumheller, of Northumberland, and the late Melvin A. “Bud” Drumheller. On May 16, 1975, he married the former Carolyn L. Beck, who survives.

Chip attended Northumberland High School and was a 1966 graduate of Shikellamy High School. In 1970, he graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in business logistics and transportation management.

Chip held various jobs, helping his father in the family business, Drumheller’s Garage, worked for Branch Motor Express, Milton, Motor Freight and the Tenui Corp., both of New Castle, Del., Textron Lycoming Engines, Williamsport, and most recently as transportation manager for Metso Minerals, York. In 2000-2001, Chip was named to Strathmore’s Who’s Who.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland and was a life member of North American Hunting Club.

Chip enjoyed traveling, was a Civil War buff and played lead guitar in his band, “Loves Sonic Dream.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher M. and Tammy Drumheller, of Trappe; one daughter, Deena M. Price, of Bloomsburg; two granddaughters, Kaitlin and Madison Drumheller; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy C. Drumheller.

Friends and family will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 1 with the Rev. Robert Davender officiaitng.

Interment will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Chip’s memory may be made to the Melvin R. “Chip” Drumheller Children’s Cancer Fund, c/o Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, 725 W. Front St., Berwick, PA 18603.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.