Long, John R.
John R. Long, 61, of 530 East King Street Chambersburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 29, 2006 in his home. Born on May 27, 1945 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Guy Bard Long and Arlene Mosel Long, of Penn Hall, Chambersburg.
A 1963 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, John served with the U.S. National Guard from 1966-72. He was the owner of the former Long Jewelers Inc. in Chambersburg and Waynesboro. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, member of the Sons of the American Revolution, life member of the Franklin Fire Company, and was serving as president of the Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club Inc.
Aside from his mother he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Christine Vanderau Long; one brother, Richard Guy Long of Smyrna, Delaware; one nephew, Steven E. Long, and one niece, Jennifer E. Long-Love, both of Smyrna; two great nieces and two great nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 3 in the Chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1811 LWE, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Stepler, Theodore L.
Theodore L. “Teddy” Stepler, 74, formerly of 1148 Brandon Drive Chambersburg, died on Monday, October 30, 2006 in the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville. Born on January 5, 1932 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Verna E. McGee Stepler.
A 1950 graduate of Chambersburg High School, Ted served with the U.S. Army, 77th Special Forces Unit, 101st Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the logistics defense department of Letterkenny Army Depot. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Greencastle, Friendship Engine and Hose Co. #1, life member of Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas, and life member of the Disabled American Veterans # 78.
He is survived by one sister, Evelyn M. Lydic; one brother, Richard D. (and wife, Margaret L.) Stepler; and one niece, Tonia Poper, all of Chambersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2006 in the chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Dennis Sproull will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery, where members of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God, 525 E. Leitersburg Street, Greencastle, PA 17225.
Jamison, Robert K.
Robert K. Jamison, 92, of 156 Luna Lane, Hendersonville, Tenn., died at 6:40 AM, Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn. Born August 9, 1914 in Fayetteville, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Virginia West Jamison.
Robert was a 1932 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School and went on to attend the former Palmer Business College in Chambersburg and the University of Iowa. He served with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII. Robert was employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Services for 27 years, and retired as Deputy Director of Audit and Inspection. His beloved wife, Thelma B. Houck Jamison, preceded him in death April 7, 2005.
He is survived by a daughter, Faye A. (Mrs. John) Thomas of Hendersonville; son-in-law John Thomas; grandson, Keven M. Mackie and wife Val, who reside in Canada; one sister, Gladys Sweeney of Fayetteville; one step grandson, Frank Thomas; step- granddaughters Doreen Strait (husband Donnie Strait), Stephanie Gossert (husband Steve Gossert); nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 4, in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Cramer, The Rev. George Jr.
Rev. George Cramer, Jr., 92, of 2075 Scotland Avenue, Apt. 139, Chambersburg, died at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Menno Haven. Born August 20, 1914 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George Sr. and Anna Weir Cramer. A graduate of the former Philadelphia School of The Bible, he went on to attend seminary in Philadelphia. He and his wife worked together to help establish Camp Bethel, a children’s camp, in Wise, VA, and then established Feasterville Baptist Church in Feasterville, PA where Rev. Cramer served as the church’s first pastor for 16 years. The Cramer’s became involved with Independent Church Missions, assisting others in forming new churches in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania. Rev. Cramer then pastored for 10 years at St. Paul’s Evangelical Bible Church in Camden, NJ, relocating the church to Pennsauken, NJ during his tenure. He served for 8 ˝ years as the American Director of the RAMABAI MUKTI MISSION in New Jersey. Upon retiring, Rev. and Mrs. Cramer relocated to Hammonton, NJ where they worked as volunteers for 12 years with Camp HA-LU-WA-SA, completing their work in ministry in a children’s camp similar to that which they had helped found early in their lives. The Cramer’s retired to Chambersburg in 1990. Upon moving to Chambersburg, they joined the Chambersburg Bible Church.
Rev. Cramer is survived by his beloved wife, Thelma F. Thorpe Cramer, with whom he celebrated 71 years of marriage on September 18th, a daughter, Virginia Wilcox and husband Kenneth of Hillsdale, OK, two sons, Raymond Cramer and wife Nancy of Langhorne, PA, and David Cramer and wife Donna of Augusta, MI, 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by two sisters, Naomi Hober of Chambersburg and Anna Kennedy of Warminster, PA. Rev. Cramer was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie R. Caldwell on October 17, 1999.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Glenn Kantner will officiate. Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing, however, friends will be received following the interment in the Chambersburg Bible Church, 810 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Bethel Ministries, PO Box 390, Wise, VA 24293-0390, The American Council of the RAMABAI MUKIT MISSION, PO Box 4912, Clinton, NJ 08809-0912, Christar (formerly International Missions) PO Box 14866, Reading, PA 19612, 4866, or to Camp HA-LU-WA-SA, 377 Ehrke Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Martin, Isabelle Jane
Isabelle Jane Martin, age 80, of 200 North Main Street, Chambersburg, passed away peacefully at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2006 in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg where she had resided for the past six weeks. Born February 19, 1926 in Cumberland County, PA, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Emma L. Hockenberry Dever. Isabelle retired from Chambersburg Hospital, where she had been employed in the housekeeping department for 25 years. She was of the Protestant Faith, attended church earlier in her life, and knew her Savior. Isabelle had enjoyed spending time in downtown Chambersburg years ago and would frequently visit with her friends in the many retail stores located there at that time. She especially liked to spend time at her daughter’s home where she enjoyed special times with her family.
Orphaned at age 12, Isabelle was the last of her immediate family, preceded in death by 10 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her only child, daughter Janice M. Stevens and husband Robert, whom she thought of as a son, of Chambersburg, a grandson, Mark E. Spangler, his wife Rhonda Spangler, and their daughter Kayla Groff, all of Chambersburg, a granddaughter, Melissa S. Doss, her husband Kevin, and their children, Emily, Sadie, Zachery, and Noah, all of Mechanicsburg, PA, and two step-granddaughters, Kelly Stevens and Krystal Broy, both of Florida.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in The Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
McGehee, C. Wallace
C. Wallace McGehee, Jr., 84, of 4568 Newman Road Fayetteville, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born on August 5, 1922 in Burnt Cabins, PA, he was a son of the late Edna Robinson McGehee and C. Wallace McGehee Sr. He was married to the late Marion Michaels McGehee, who died September 9, 1997.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Wallace served with the 86th Division in the European and Asiatic Pacific Theatres in France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Philippines. Wallace retired in 1984 from H.C. Gabler Trucking Inc. with 37 years of service. He and his wife co-owned and operated the former McGehee’s Grocery on Scotland Avenue. He attended St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, and was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (wife of Gil) Miller and Sherry (wife of Jon) Jones, all of Scotland, PA; one grandson, Matthew J. (and wife, Laura) Jones, and great granddaughter, Ella Marilyn Jones, all of Shippensburg; sister Edwinna Rotz of Quincy, PA, and brother Edwin McGehee of Lancaster, PA. He was preceded in death by one sister, Miriam Bitner, and great granddaughter, Marilyn Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Beth R. Lupolt will officiate. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery, where members of VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Washburn, Francis P.
Francis P. Washburn, age 87, of 2604 St. Paul Road, Chambersburg, died Thursday, November 2, 2006 at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg. He and his wife Olive Hayford Washburn were married on January 6, 1944.
Born May 8, 1919 in Brattleboro, VT, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Gertrude Stevens Washburn. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a Communications Specialist for the Defense Communications Agency in Washington DC, and Arlington, VA. He was a US Army Veteran serving in World War II. He was a 32nd degree member of the Concord Lodge # 307 A.F. & A.M., Vienna, VA, and received Knight Commander Court of the Court with Honor with the Scottish Rite Temple, Alexandria, VA. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Linda W. and husband Rev. Robert Webster of Browns Mills, NJ, Pamela W. and husband Douglas Roach of Herndon, VA, a son Mark G. Washburn and wife Erica Ehlers of Chester, VA, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda F. Washburn, a grandson Geoffrey Lee Webster and two sisters, Mildred W. Ashley and Maude Phillips.
Funeral Services will be conducted Monday November 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville, PA, by the pastor Clide H. DeShong, III. Interment with military honors will be on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA. Friends may call on Monday one hour prior to the services at the church. Masonic Services will be by the George Washington Lodge #143 at 9:45 a.m. at the church. Services are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc. 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys & Girls, P.O. Box 159 Hinckley, ME 04944.
Yurek, Kim Lorraine
Kim Lorraine Yurek, 49, of Greencastle, PA, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in the emergency room of Chambersburg Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in St. Thomas Township.
Born September 26, 1957 in Dunedin, FL, she was a daughter of the late William and Hellyn Fruchting Corgill. Kim was a 1975 graduate of Southern High School in Annapolis, MD and went on to receive a degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University in 1979. She taught kindergarten at the Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She later taught at the Hampton Lane Child Development Center near Baltimore and was most recently employed at the Fun and Learning Center in Hagerstown, MD. Kim had also served as a substitute teacher in the Tuscarora School District for many years.
She loved children, enjoyed playing pool and bowling, and was an avid football fan. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chambersburg and sang on the church choir.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Mark F. Yurek, whom she married May 3, 1980; two sons, Brian D. and John W., both at home; two brothers, Todd Corgill of Monterey, CA and Paul Corgill of Charleston, SC.; and a sister, Janet Corgill of Ocean City, MD.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, in Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 South Second Street, Chambersburg. Father David Robinson will officiate. Interment will be private. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kim L. Yurek Memorial College Fund, c/o Orrstown Bank, PO Box 250, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., Chambersburg, PA.
Fickes, Bernice L.
Bernice L. Fickes, 73, of 529 Coldspring Road, Fayetteville, died unexpectedly at 2:35 a.m. Sunday November 5, 2006 in Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 23, 1932 in Fairview, PA, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Hartman Whitmore. Bernice had at one time been employed at the former Stanley Company in Chambersburg and later by Lutheran Social Services. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed music and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Fickes, Jr., whom she married March 4, 1950, two daughters, Deborah R. Reasner and husband Doug of Chambersburg, and Wanda J. Fickes at home, two grandchildren, Kiley R. Reasner of Shippensburg and Travis R. Reasner of Huntington, WV, and a great-granddaughter, Elliana R. Reasner, also of Huntingdon. Bernice is also survived by two brothers, Robert Whitmore and wife Mabel of Idaho, and William Whitmore and wife Helen of Chambersburg, as well as three sisters, Patsy Provard and husband Lloyd and Sally Bakner, all of Waynesboro, and Martha Wireman of Chambersburg.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer, Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.
Quinn, Harold E.
Harold E. Quinn, 84, of 2085 Wayne Road, Apt. 122, Chambersburg, and formerly of Scotland, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 14, 1921 in Star Junction, PA, Harold was a son of the late John and Sarah Fazenbaker Quinn. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fairmont (WV) University and a Master’s Degree in Education from George Washington University. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Harold was employed as an elementary school teacher and principal in Montgomery County, MD, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, and Knights of Columbus Council 1426, all in Chambersburg. His wife, Anastasia Campbell Quinn, preceded him in death on July 20, 2005.
He is survived by six children, Shelia Quinn of Hanover, Patricia Dempsey of Chambersburg, Timothy Quinn of Fulton, MD, Pamela Quinn of Germantown, MD, Kevin Quinn of Brandywine, MD, and Brian Quinn of Akron, OH, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Kenneth Quinn of Charleroi, PA. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2006 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. Rev. James R. O’Brien will officiate. Interment will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Mock, Isabel Virginia
Isabel Virginia Mock, 84, formerly of 5400 Lincoln Way East, Faytetteville, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, Chambersburg. Born on September 23, 1922 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Virginia Henry Hunsecker. She was the widow of Charles Edward Mock, U.S. Navy Retired, who died on May 17. 1976.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon A. (wife of Stephen M.) Edgar; one son, Charles E. (husband of Donna) Mock; two grandchildren, Stephen M. Edgar II, all of Chambersburg, and Laura E. (wife of Brett) Raifsnider of Fayetteville; two great grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Pearl Hunsecker; two brothers, Harold and Roy Hunsecker; one sister Doris Frey; and an infant sister, Helen M. Hunsecker.
Isabel was a 1940 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1944. A World War II veteran, she served with the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1945-50, obtaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Stationed in Hawaii, Midway Island and Patuxent River, MD, she earned the WW II Victory Medal for the Asiatic Pacific American Theatre. During her nursing career she was the head nurse of the maternity ward at Waynesboro Hospital, and later retired as a nursing supervisor from Menno Haven, Chambersburg. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, and she was involved with Girls Scouts, PTA, and Chambersburg AARP.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Earl E. Mills will officiate. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive; or to Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, both of Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Lehman, Helen M.
Helen M. Lehman, 75, of 426 Starr Avenue, Chambersburg, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday November 13, 2006 in Mechanicsburg Health South Specialty Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA. Born May 31, 1931 in Hagerstown, MD, she was a daughter of the late Irvin Grove and the late Pearl Meyers. A homemaker most of her life, she had at one time been employed at Eby’s Meats and Menno Haven, both in Chambersburg. She was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church where she had actively taught Women’s Sunday School. Later in her life Mrs. Lehman enjoyed attending art classes and painting.
She is survived by her husband, Adin L. Lehman, whom she married January 1, 1950, three children, Eugene M. Lehman and wife Carol of Eureka, IL, Dean M. Lehman and wife Brenda of Chambersburg, and Suzann L. Eberly and husband Lynn of Fayetteville, nine grandchildren, Duane Lehman and wife Kristen, Eric Lehman and wife April, Michael Lehman, Joshua Lehman and wife Jenny, Brian Lehman and wife Sara, Andrew Lehman, Diane Helman and husband Nick, Stephanie Eberly, and Amanda Eberly, and a great-grandson, Bryce Lehman. She is also survived by a sister, Nancy Lowe and husband Rick of Orlando, FL, and two brothers, Jake Grove of Hagerstown, MD and Benny Grove and wife Bertie of Waynesboro, PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven M. Lehman, on June 3, 1962.
Graveside Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2006 in Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM in the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 346 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg. Pastor J. Allen Lehman and Minister Kenneth M. Lehman will officiate. Viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Friends will be received immediately following the service in the church on Thursday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.