Obituaries for 9/26

September 25, 2000

Obituaries for 9/26

Earl R. Hessler Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earl R. "Rand" Hessler Jr., 73, of 2672 St. Paul Road, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Lebanon Valley Medical Center in Lebanon, Pa.

Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl R. Sr. and Ethel Overfield Hessler.

He was a 1944 graduate of Forty-Fort (Pa.) High School; received a bachelor of arts degree from University of Southern Mississippi in 1962; and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Strayer University in Washington, D.C., in 1976.


He spent 2 1/2 years in the U.S. Army. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969, with 19 years in U.S. Air Force Security Service. He was employed as an accountant with Liberian Services in Reston, Va., until 1993.

He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, where he served on the Stewardship Committee.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 and Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, both in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Helen L. Stoeckel Hessler; one daughter, Tricia G. Hessler of Texas; one son, Randolph L. Hessler of Texas; foster children, Yauthary Keo of Washington, D.C., and Yauthida Garbacz of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Janet Wethington of Point Blank, Texas and Barbara L. Bomboy of Stroudsburg, Pa.; and one brother, Edmund J. Hessler of Placerville, Calif.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg. The Rev. Beth R. Lupolt will officiate.

Burial will be in Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery, Annville, Pa., at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends following the service. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium in Waynesboro, Pa.

Charlotte L. Keyser

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charlotte L. McCleary Keyser, 75, of 3839 Warm Spring Road, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie Davis McCleary.

She attended Brown's Mill School in Kauffman Station.

She was employed by U-Wanna-Wash-Frock Clothing Manufacturing in Mercersburg, Pa., for 40 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of State Line United Methodist Church, State Line, Pa.,

She was a member of Mercersburg American Legion Post 830 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Arch W. Keyser; a daughter, Sondra Keyser of Chambersburg; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine M. Davis and Alice Elliott; and a brother, Samuel McCleary.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., which will be open at 2 p.m. for viewing.

John E. Kyner Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John E. "Buck" Kyner Sr., 78, of 2936 Philadelphia Ave., died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born March 5, 1922, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Edston F. and Daisy Warren Kyner.

His wife, Helen B. George Kyner, died Dec. 2, 1974.

He was retired in 1972 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II in the South Pacific. He was awarded five Battle Stars, the Philippines Liberation Medal with two Stars, among others. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1946 to 1972, retiring with the rank of 1st sergeant.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Orrstown Lodge 262 Free and Accepted Masons, Harrisburg Consistory and Durff-Kuhn V.F.W. Post 6168, Shippensburg, Pa.

He is survived by two sons, John E. Kyner Jr. and Timothy W. Kyner, both of Shippensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Carol S. Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; his companion, Mary Lu Hetrick; two brothers, James A. Kyner of Anniston, Ala., and Thomas S. Kyner of Chambersburg; a sister, Jayne Luckenbaugh of Granville, N.Y.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township, with military services by Shippensburg V.F.W. and American Legion Post.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with a Masonic Service by Orrstown Lodge 262 F.& A.M. at 8:30 p.m.

Charles L. Bradds Sr.

Charles L. Bradds Sr., 61, of 807 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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