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333 Falling Spring Road
CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17202
Phone: (717) 264-6416
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Charles J.
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June 15, 1933 – December 31, 2018

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Obituary for Charles J. Farris

Charles Jacob Farris, age 85, of Chambersburg, PA passed away December 31, 2018. He was born in Charlotte,NC, June 15, 1933, to Clyde A. Farris, Sr. and Melba Kerne George Farris.
Mr. Farris was a US Air Force veteran. He was a graduate of Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was an Associate Professor of Music at Wilson College for 25 years. He was the organist and director of music at several local churches, most recently Trinity Episcopal Church in Chambersburg and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle. He was a charter member of the Chambersburg chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He was a guest carillonneur at Mercersburg Academy for many years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Catherine E. Farris, (husband Scott L. Ruark) and grandson, Jacob L. Ruark. He is also survived by nephews, C. Alexander Farris, T. Frederick Farris, and James L. Farris, and niece, C. Faith Teem, as well as great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Goldie Lovins Farris in 2017, his brothers, Clyde A. Farris, Jr. and George W. Farris, and his nephew, William C. Farris.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 431 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. The family will receive friends Friday, January 4, 2019, from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 PM in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Interment will be private, in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Organ Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church at the above address.

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First Visitation

When Friday, January 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
Address
333 Falling Spring Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Location Information
Just off I-81, exit 16, 1/4 East of I-81 on Rt. 30; turn on Falling Spring Rd.; funeral home is on the left after 1/4 Miles.

Second Visitation

When Friday, January 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
Address
333 Falling Spring Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Service Information

When
Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
Location
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address
26 West Commerce Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201