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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Victor

Victor "Vic" Anthony Karcher

Wednesday, October 5th, 1938 - Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Victor (Vic) Anthony Karcher, Sr., of Fayettville, PA, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital. He was 81.

Vic was born on October 5, 1938, in Parkersburg, WV, and was the son of the late Dr. Glen Victor Karcher, MD, and Ruth Boggs Culbertson. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for his early education and entered the United States Naval Academy in 1957, where he met and married his beloved wife Nancy. Following his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1961, he entered flight school in Pensacola, FL, and became a fighter pilot. Following flight school, he was assigned to his first flight squadron VF-194, “Red Lightening” flying the F-8 "Crusader", completing one peacetime and two combat deployments and receiving several commendations for his combat service in Vietnam. He received his first command of RVAH-12, “Speartips”, in 1976, leading a squadron of RA-5C "Vigilante" pilots and crew. His later assignments included, graduating from the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI, Battalion Officer at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and Air Operations Officer for the Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific in Japan. He retired from the Navy on October 1, 1989 as a Captain.

He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Shippenburg, PA, serving in several positions, including Vestry Senior Warden.

Vic is survived by two sons, Victor A. (Sandra) Karcher, Jr., Grove City, PA, and Richard T.(Tonya) Karcher, Shippensburg, PA; one daughter, Susan N. (Thomas) Briggs, Shippensburg, PA; five grandchildren, Cody J. Karcher, Christopher M. Karcher, Connor G. Briggs, Matthew B. Briggs, and Erin M. Karcher; and one sister, Diana (Dale) Andersen, Richmond, VA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nancy W. Gingras Karcher, who passed away August 16, 2019; and one sister, Jeannie Mayer.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Shippensburg, PA, with the Rev. Barbara A. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 206 East Burd Street, Shippensburg, PA, 17257.
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    St. Andrews Episcopal Church
    Address
    206 East Burd Street
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
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    Per family's request, the memorial service has been postponed to a later date yet to be determined due to impending weather.
    Officiant
    Mother Barbara A. Hutchinson
  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    PA

Affiliations

  • Episcopal Church
  • United States Naval Academy
  • US Navy
  • Vietnam Service Medal

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Diana Andersen

Posted at 11:33am
What a generous and loving brother Vic was to me and our entire family. Many memories of our relationship of 69 years. I will so miss his upbeat, positive attitude, his phone calls just to stay in touch and our singing special occasion songs to each other. My brother was my friend, confidant and mentor, many gifts of his spiritual life did he give to me. Comfort comes in knowing he is with his love, Nancy, and with the angels. My heart goes out to my Niece, Nephews and their families, praying for comfort and peace in their hearts. Love and Peace, Aunt Diana and Uncle Dale.
 
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Sean Sullivan Posted at 12:02pm

Then CDR Karcher was my Battalion Officer while I was at the U.S. Naval Academy (class of 84) and I remember our meetings fondly in which he provided leadership advice and guidance to a young midshipman. CDR Karcher always took the time to mentor and lead the midshipman under his command and led by example. I will always remember his sound advice and guidance and on behalf of 3rd Company offer my sincere and respectful condolences to his family. Semper fidelis-Sean M. Sullivan Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.)
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