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Elmer "Eggie" Cornwell

April 29, 1949 October 27, 2022
Elmer "Eggie" Cornwell
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Obituary for Elmer "Eggie" Cornwell

Elmer L. “Eggie” Cornwell, Jr., 73, Fairfield PA passed away at the Gettysburg Hospital on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

He was born April 29, 1949 in Baltimore, MD the son of the late Elmer L. Cornwell, Sr. and Hattie Mae Haines. Eggie is survived by his wife, Marie Deavers Cornwell.

Eggie was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the US Marines. Following his service he liked to hang out with his friends and began working in construction and later for a period of 10 years was employed in the oil fields as a driller. He worked both on land and on water rigs. He then went back into the construction field and moved to the Fairfield area. He was very involved with his family particularly his great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Eggie is survived by a daughter, Sharon Barresi and her companion Jim Ferguson of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, four grandchildren; Wynter Barresi, Taylor Ferguson, Tommy Deavers, Robert Deavers, two great grandchildren; Rylee Patterson and Zander Patterson and his daughter-in-law, Tammy Deavers. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas W. Deavers.

A Celebration of Eggie’s Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online obituary and condolences available at

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