Obituaries for 9/23

September 23, 2002

Margaret I. Jay

ARTEMAS, Pa. - Margaret I. Jay, 75, of Jay Road, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at her home.

Born Aug. 6. 1927, in Hancock, she was the daughter of Augusta Schriever Schetrompf of Buck Valley, Pa., and the late Blair Schetrompf.

She was a 1945 graduate of Fulton High School.

She was employed at London Fog, Hancock; Shipways Restaurant, Flintstone, Md.; and the former Pemmers Corner Restaurant, Everett, Pa.

She was a member of Buck Valley Christian Church and was attending Fairview Christian Church.

She was a member of American Legion Post 155 Ladies Auxiliary, William McKinley Smith Post 155 of Artemas, and was a volunteer in her community.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Leo F. Jay, whom she married Oct. 25, 1947; two sons, Ralph E. Jay of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Gary L. Jay of Artemas; one brother, Blair Schetrompf Jr. of Peabody, Mass.; three sisters, Mildred Beddow of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Moynelle Peck of Hancock, and Yvonne Perry of Frederick, Md.; and four granddaughters.


Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Dalla Valle Funeral Chapel, Everett. The Revs. Merle J. Horton, Marion Nesselrodt and Benny Breakall will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Cemetery Association, c/o Alan Jay, Jay Road, Artemas, PA 17211.

Paul N. Souders

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul N. Souders, 61, of 6765 Marsh Road, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 8, 1941, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Paul W. Souders and the late Mae Elizabeth Nelson Souders.

He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro Area High School.

He worked for the Waynesboro area schools as groundskeeper from 1996 until his retirement in 2001. Prior to that, he worked at Fairview Avenue Elementary School from 1976 to 1996. He also was employed from 1966 to 1996 at Waynesboro Tool Co. and at Rib Stone Silos of Maryland.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, where he participated in the Frehn Sunday School class and served on the AD Board. He drove the church bus for many years.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Club.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Judith Ward Souders; one daughter, Carolyn Patterson of Waynesboro; three sons, David Terrel of Boston, and Andrew Souders and Aaron Souders, both of Waynesboro; three sisters, Emily Mort and Patricia Garling, both of Waynesboro, and Lillie West of Lancaster, Pa.; two brothers, George Souders of Leitersburg, and David Souders of Waynesboro; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Connie R. Souders.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. The Revs. Jay Zimmerman and Carl Butterbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Hospital, Ontological Unit, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arraignments are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.

Benjamin E. Richter

QUINCY, Pa. - Benjamin Earl Richter, 89, a resident of Quincy Methodist Home, and formerly of 123 Colonial Drive, Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the home.

Born Aug. 31, 1913, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late Edward and Magdelena Belle Crabiel Richter.

His wife, Mary Ellen Ray Richter, died July 9, 1989. They were married Dec. 31, 1936.

He was a 1931 graduate of Trenton High School, then attended Drexel University in Philadelphia.

He worked for Murray Rubber and then Michelin Rubber, both in Trenton. Prior to retiring in 1969, he worked as a civilian worker for the U.S. Government at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Following his retirement, he worked for Rink Born Flying Bridges in Beachwood, N.J., retiring for a second time in 1981.

He was a member of First Methodist Church, Trenton, where he served as Sunday School secretary. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Toms River, Pa., where he served as deacon. He was a member of South Mountain Bible Church.

He was a member of the National AARP.

He is survived by two sons, B. Earl Richter of Chambersburg, and Frederick J. Richter of Toms River; and one granddaughter, Amy L. Richter of Toms River.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jane Richter.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be Thursday at noon in Vanlieu Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Ministry Center, 11275 South Mountain Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

James W. Dukehart

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - James W. Dukehart, 92, of 112 N. Oller Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at his home.

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