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Aerio M. Fetterman
June 7, 1917 - May 3, 1997

Margaret L. Fetterman
April 15, 1915 - November 24, 1981

Grace United Church of Christ Cemetery, Millgrove, PA

Margaret L. and Aerio M. Fetterman

Aerio was the son of Salome Helwig and Charles Monroe Fetterman. He graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1938 and taught school for three years before enlisting in the U. S. Army. He served as a staff sergeant with the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion and participated in the Normany Beach Invasion for which he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for meritorius service.

After discharge, Aerio returned home and married Margaret L, daughter of Alda Hoffman and Lester Miller, of Locust Township, Columbia County, PA, in 1945. In addition to raising two daughters, and a son, Margaret was president of the Women's Guild and served as pianist of the Sunday school of Grace United Church of Christ, Millgrove, for many years. At the time of Margaret's death, they were married thirty-six years.

Aerio continued to pursue further education and obtained his master’s degree in education from Bucknell University in 1954. He devoted thirty-five years of service to education, teaching in Locust Township and Roaring Creek Valley schools. He also served as principal of Southern Columbia Area Junior-Senior High School from 1968 until his retirement in 1974.

He taught Sunday school and served on the consistory of Grace United Church of Christ, Millgrove, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 451, Catawissa, Chapter 31 Disabled American Veterans; a member and past president of the Pennsylvania State Camp of the Patriotic Order of Sons of America; a vice-chairman of the Southern Columbia School Authority; and was treasurer for the Locust Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Dry Hollow Gun Club. He also served as a member of the Locust Township Planning Commission, the Northeastern Insurance Group, the National Education Association, the National Retired Teachers Association, and the Roaring Creek Valley Senior Citizens.

At the time of his death, Aerio was survived by his current wife, a daughter, one son, and three grandchildren. A plaque at the bottom of his headstone reads “State President, Patriotic Order Sons of America 1967-1968, erected by P.O.S. of A.”

Their daughter Linda is buried near them.

Picture of headstone was taken on September 25, 2003.