Chester E. Laye Jr., 64

November 26, 2008

JAN. 23, 1944-NOV. 23, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chester Elmer Laye Jr., 64, of Chambersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Manorcare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Jan. 23, 1944, in Carlisle, Pa., he was the son of Marie L. Baric Laye of Fayetteville, Pa., and the late Chester E. Laye Sr.

Most recently, he operated Laye's Automotive with his son, Charles.

He built and operated race cars with his father, sons and grandson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Teresa Reilly of Pittsburgh; two sons, Chester E. Laye III of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Charles A. Laye of Chambersburg; eight sisters, Peg McAllister of Carlisle, Miriam Martin of Fayetteville, Susan Campagna, Virginia Mullen and Val Taylor, all of Florida, Pam Hughes and Melanie Hykes of Chambersburg, and Rosie Wolff of Newburg, Pa.; four brothers, James Laye, Jesse Laye, Bobby Brenneman and John Brenneman, all of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles A. Laye; and one nephew.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in Chambersburg. Burial will be in Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Landisburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, c/o HCR Manor Care Foundation, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699.

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