Emory P. Stancliff, 74, served in 2 wars

July 31, 2006

Emory P. Stancliff, a retired Army sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Waynesboro Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 74 and had lived in Cascade.

He grew up in Essex and graduated from Kenwood High School in 1949. Upon graduation he joined the Army, where he became a master sergeant and served until 1978.

Family members say he was stationed all over the world, including Korea, Vietnam and Alaska.

After retiring from the Army he worked as a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown and for Valley Mall Security. Most recently he worked at a produce stand in Sabillasville.

Mr. Stancliff lived in Cascade from 1978 until a few years ago when he moved into an apartment in Waynesboro, Pa.

He was married to the former Gloria D. Leverone, who died in 1976.

He was a member of VFW Post 695 in Waynesboro, Pa., American Legion Post 239 in Cascade and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association.

He loved nothing more than to fish and crab in Annapolis and Dundalk and Fort Ritchie, said his daughter Patricia A. Moser of Rouzerville, Pa. He was also proud of his military past. "He talked about old war stories," she said.

He was also an animal lover, said another daughter, Deborah M. Stancliff, who lives in Sabillasville.

A burial with military honors will be held Aug. 16 at Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to his daughters, survivors include a son, Paul F. Stancliff of Smithsburg; a brother, James W. Stancliff of Edgemere; two sisters, Charlotte M. Butrim of Highlandtown in Baltimore and Janet Peregoy of Hanover, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

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