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Preston Eugene Fahnestock

July 22, 1923 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 97)


Preston Eugene Fahnestock 97, of Aylett, VA and formerly of Strasburg, VA, passed away October 18, 2020.

A graveside service for Mr. Fahnestock will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Riverview Cemetery with Rev. Paul Campbell officiating.  

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Mr. Fahnestock was the son of the late Leonard Grant and Mabel Stickley Fahnestock.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II.  Mr. Fahnestock retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as an Engineer for 44 years. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by eight siblings, Geraldine Mooney, Romaine Burnett, Shirley Rusmisel, Norman Fahnestock, Leonard Fahnestock, Jr., Roy Fahnestock, and Raymond Fahnestock.

Survivors include his wife Freida Byers Fahnestock; one son, Wesley G. Fahnestock (Lillian); step-children Glenn Simon (Kathy), Randy Simon, Tina Kern;  two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two brothers Richard Fahnestock, Dannie Fahnestock along with one sister Ethel Estep and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that expression of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the King William Vol. Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 139, Aylett, VA 23009.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Fahnestock

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Graveside Service
October 24, 2020

1:00 PM
Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg, VA

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