Raymond Zachary Hussack, 84

April 11, 2010
  • Raymond Zachary Hussack

MARCH 14, 1926-APRIL 9, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Raymond Zachary Hussack, 84, retired Franklin County (Pa.) sheriff, of Chambersburg, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born March 14, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late Michael and Stasia (Zastavny) Hussack.

He attended schools in Luzerne County, Pa., and after completing high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. A World War II veteran, he saw duty in the Pacific Theater.

After enlisting in the Pennsylvania State Police in 1950, he served in the Harrisburg and Punxsutawney troop areas. He also was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Departmental Headquarters, in Harrisburg, Pa. Prior to retirement in 1979, he served as officer in charge at the Chambersburg station while holding the rank of sergeant. In 1980, he was elected sheriff of Franklin County and served for 12 years, retiring in 1992.


Ray was a member of Knights of Columbus 1426, BPO Elks 600, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, VFW Post 1599, American Legion Post 46 and the Chambersburg Club. He also was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where he attended regularly.

He loved visiting the beach, golfing and playing basketball with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leta (Alexander) Hussack, whom he married Sept. 20, 1952; one son, Michael Hussack of Chambersburg; two daughters, Joan Stansbury of Chambersburg and Ann Renfrew of Harrisburg, Pa.; one sister, Dolores Morley of Philadelphia, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Luke Hussack of Albuquerque, N.M., and Emilee Hussack, Christina Hussack, Caleb Hussack, Zachary Stansbury and Katie Stansbury, all of Chambersburg.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Hussack; and one brother, the Rev. Emil Hussack.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, with the Rev. James R. O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery, where the Pennsylvania State Police Ceremonial Unit will conduct graveside honors.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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