Norman W. Lightner, 80

May 09, 2009

JAN. 13, 1929-MAY 8, 2009

MARION, Pa. - Norman W. "Bud" Lightner, 80, of Marion, Pa., passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa., where he had been a patient for the past week and a half.

Born Jan. 13, 1929, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Norman C. and Maeda K. Weicht Lightner.

Bud was a 1948 graduate of Chambersburg High School and until recently had been active with the class's reunion committee.

He was a truck driver most of his life, retiring in 1992 from Roadway. He had also been employed for a number of years with Ward Trucking.

He was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church and numerous local sportsman's and veteran's clubs, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.


His beloved wife, Phyllis Harbaugh Lightner, whom he married Oct. 27, 1951, preceded him in death on May 25, 2008.

Bud is survived by three children, Susan L. Hager and husband Jeffrey, Norman "Chris" Lightner, and Sheila R. Gloss and husband William, all of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren, Angela Turpin, Jason Lightner, Andrew Helm, Amy Gloss, Ashley Lightner, Emily Gloss, and Benjamin Gloss; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey Turpin and Zachary Grooms, and twin great-granddaughters Sydney and Kyra Helm; and a brother, Charles W. Lightner and wife Harriett of Machias, Maine.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Jane Lightner and Ida Ann Lightner Green.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Marion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Renner will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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