By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph Werzyn first came to Waynesboro in 1948 as a camera equipment salesman hoping to make a sale at Lohman's Camera Shop on Public Square.
Instead of selling cameras to Wilbur Lohman, the shop's owner, Werzyn snapped up the camera shop.
"I had been on the road for about three years and was looking for a small town to move to. Waynesboro was a beautiful spot. All the stores were open and busy. Everything looked clean and prosperous. It was the envy of surrounding towns and a good place to raise a family," Werzyn said.
Werzyn, 78, was raised in Kingston, Pa. After graduation from high school, he went to work as a technician for Agfa Ansco, a camera equipment and film manufacturer in Binghamton, N.Y. His skills landed him in a Navy technicians' unit that set up anti-aircraft guns on warships during World War II.