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Bruce M. Bookheimer, 65

November 22, 2008

Bruce M. Bookheimer, 65



OCT. 9, 1943-NOV. 20, 2008

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - Bruce M. Bookheimer, 65, of 1172 Taylor Road, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Harrisburg (Pa.) General Hospital.

Born Oct. 9, 1943, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of the late George I. and Bertha A. Chilcoate Bookheimer.

He retired as a welder from Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa., after 40 years of service.

He attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, Pa.

He was a member of the Greencastle (Pa.) Sportsmen's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Mae Strait Bookheimer, whom he married Nov. 5, 1961; one daughter, Dedra R. Shore of Shade Gap, Pa.; one son, Bruce R. Bookheimer of Hustontown; four sisters, Sharon DeLa Cruz of California, Florence Bookheimer and Darlene Ankrom, both of Virginia, and Linda Mellott of Needmore, Pa.; three brothers, Claude L. Bookheimer and Donald Bookheimer, both of Hustontown, and Marvin Bookheimer of McConnellsburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles R. Bookheimer; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard and Pastor Christian Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Hustontown Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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