Foster Ronald McNew, 66

July 28, 2010
  • Foster Ronald McNew

OCT. 11, 1943-JULY 26, 2010

Foster Ronald McNew, 66, of Chambersburg, Pa., died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010. Born Oct. 11, 1943, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Emma Rhone McNew.

Foster attended school in the Chambersburg Area School District and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Gabler Trucking Inc., Chambersburg, Pa. He was a member of the Moose Club in Chambersburg. Foster enjoyed woodworking, metal working, drag racing and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Sue Napier McNew, whom he married Sept. 29, 1965, in Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Lori (McNew) Chavis and husband William of Bel Air, Md.; three sons, Ron McNew and wife Kathryn of Hanover, Brian McNew and wife Jennifer of Elizabethtown, and Scott McNew and wife Jennifer of Chambersburg; and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Wilbur McNew and wife Bertha, and Linwood McNew and wife Sue; and two sisters, Melita Gsell and husband Denny, and Melissa McNew, all of Fayetteville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Strine in November of 2000, and a brother, Desmond McNew in July of 2010.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Chaplain Terri Zastovnik will officiate. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to his hospice care providers, Home Nursing Agency, Suite A2A, 761 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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