Raymond Clifford “R.C.” Shoemaker, age 89, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away at Menno Haven on Friday, August 18, 2017. Born in Upper Strasburg, PA on July 30, 1928, he was the son of the late Thaddeus “T.S.” Shoemaker and Beulah I. College Shoemaker. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, R.C. served honorably and was discharged for medical reasons. He was later employed by Letterkenny Army Depot as a Missile Electronics Technician Supervisor for 30 years, retiring in 1983. Mr. Shoemaker was an early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chambersburg. He was a longtime fan of football and was active as a P.I.A.A Football official for 17 years. Mr. Shoemaker was a board member of Patriot Federal Credit Union, and a former member of the Junior Fire Department of Chambersburg. He was a mechanic, farmer and dairy promoter. He also loved roller skating and supporting, organizing, and participating in the American Red Cross blood drives. Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, Josephine Shoemaker, whom he married July 10, 1959; three children, Kevin T. Shoemaker (wife Karen) of Chambersburg, PA, and Kirby D. Shoemaker (wife Carol Ann) of Hustontown, PA, and Bruce R. Grant of St. Petersburg, FL, from his first marriage, ten grandchildren; six great-grandchild; and two siblings, Donald L. Shoemaker of York, PA and Bill Lockbaum of Mercersburg, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Kyle L. Shoemaker and Rex J. Grant; a brother, T. Eugene Shoemaker and a sister, Betty J. Herndon. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 50 Ragged Edge Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Bishop Michael Piercy will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the church. Interment will follow on Friday at 10:00 AM in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 25 Penncraft Ave. STE A, Chambersburg, PA 17202, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
Nathanael George “Nat” Zimmerman, age 41, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, August 14, 2017. Born June 2, 1976, in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of George and Ginger Zimmerman of Fayetteville, PA. A graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Nat went on to work as a Diesel Mechanic. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Michelle A. Robertson (husband Wetzel) of Spring Grove, PA; a nephew, Cole Robertson; and a niece, Jade Robertson. May the radiance and beauty of his life never be defined by his death. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Circles, c/o SCCAP, 533 S Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
William C. (“Bill”) Bradley, devoted son, husband and father, died peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 86. He was the son of the late William Carol and Pearl Hopkins Bradley of Marion, Illinois. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Mary and their children Stephen (Judy), Randall (Barbara) and Michael; his two grandchildren Eric (Sonja) and Ashley (Grant), along with four great grandchildren, Emma, Jake, Vera and Evelyn. He also is survived by one sister, Louise Fisher of West Frankford, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his sisters Genevieve Wollard, Wilma Schaubert, Nadine Jack and brother, Robert D. Bradley. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. Upon returning from service, he married Mary Alice Grabis from Bryantown, Maryland. After a brief time in southern Illinois he and his wife returned to southern Maryland where he began a very successful career in the field of mechanical contracting, culminating in the establishment in 1983 of the successful mechanical engineering and construction firm of Mecco, Inc. in Jessup, Maryland. Bill is the past-President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. Bill fulfilled one final dream. He supervised the construction of his dream home at Penn National where he and Mary moved in 2005. Please join us for a celebration of his life on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the TK Room at the Penn National Clubhouse, 3720 Clubhouse Dr. Fayetteville, PA 17222. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Donations to the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 310, Mont Alto, PA 17237 and/or the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, 101 W. Main Street, Fayetteville, PA 17222 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Kay A. Fitzgerald, 73, of Chambersburg, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 19, 1943 in Bedford, PA, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Arvada Crawford Veach. Her beloved husband, Wayne Fitzgerald, preceded her in death in 2007. Kay was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot as an upholstress until her retirement after 20 years of service. She attended of Christian Life Assembly and loved spending time with her family, crocheting and her dog Soxs. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Shearer of Chambersburg, five grandchildren, Katelynn King, Jasmine Keown and husband Blaine, and Destiny, Jaden and Tyler Shearer; four great grandchildren, Blake King, Oakley Keown, Roen Keawn, and Ryker Strickland; and three siblings, Keith Veach and wife Mary of Bedford, Arley Veach and wife Louise of East Berlin, and Audrey Stull and husband David of Chambersburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry and Loren Veach. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Christian Life Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
Lex Crider Skelly, 58, of Chambersburg, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center. Born December 5, 1958 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Frank Shull Skelly and Cora Louise Crider Skelly. Lex was a 1977 graduate of CASHS. He was employed as a machine operator at Dr. Pepper/Snapple for the past 20 years. Lex was a member of Chambersburg First Church of God. He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. He was a skilled craftsman, and was always working with his hands. Lex enjoyed working and built his family’s home himself. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his dogs, Lamonte and Mocha. Lex is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pam Skelly, whom he married on March 1, 1985; two children, Krystal Williamson and husband Anthon of Marion, and Kevin Skelly of Chambersburg; two granddaughters, Liliana and Makenna; and his sister, Darlene Myers and husband Jeff of Chambersburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Chambersburg First Church of God, 2230 Grand Point Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Rev. Lawrence Metzler and Rev. Don Drury will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 – 8 PM at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA, and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Chambersburg First Church of God at the above address.