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  • Thomas M. Case, age 95, of Chambersburg, PA; passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011, in Menno Haven Nursing Home. Born July 4, 1916 in Boonton, NJ, he was th son of the late Robert M. and Ola M. Young Case. After 15 years as an Production Engineer of aircraft radio equipment, Tom retired in 1981 from Aircraft Radio Corporation, a subsidiary of Cessna Aircraft. Tom was a member of the Boonton YMCA and the Boonton United Methodist Church, where he had been a member since 1930 and enjoyed singing in the choir; In addition he spent his free time fishing, watching sports, painting pictures, and reading financial reports. Surviving are two daughters; Patricia Shafer of Chambersburg, PA; Judith Scilipoti (husband Michael) of Fayetteville, PA; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Irene Walsh of Sparta, NJ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helen N. Lockwood Case. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Penn Hall Chapel, Chambersburg, PA and at the Boonton United Methodist Church Boonton, NJ. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name to the Menno Haven Pastoral Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Rd Ste 302, Carlisle, PA 17015.

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  • Mr. Jack H. Geisel, Sr., 88, of Quaker Valley Road, Alum Bank, died at 12:38 AM, Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at the home where he was born on Wednesday, September 10, 1924. He was the son of the late Vernon G. and Sue E. (Barefoot) Geisel. On June 30, 1947, he married Betty J. (Claycomb) Geisel. In addition to his wife he is survived by Son- Jack H. Geisel, Jr. husband of Sandra (Parkinson) Geisel, Schellsburg; Son- Thomas L. husband of Kay (Jefferis) Geisel, Chambersburg; Daughter- Linda L. wife of Jeffrey Winegardner, Schellsburg. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Pamela Styer wife of Rusty Styer, Thomas Geisel, II husband of Nicki (Shively), Jessica Carbaugh wife of Phillip Carbaugh, Abigail Geisel and fiance, Christian Santos, Gisele College wife of JesseCollege and Adam Winegardner husband of Kelly (Fisher); six great grandchildren, Justin Styer, Jarrod Styer, Jacob Styer, Atlee Geisel, Jack Geisel and Jack College; four step grandchildren, Tommy Riffle, Sean Riffle, Katie Boryan and Steve Hershberger and three step great grandchildren, Gabrielle & Geonna Riffle and Kamden Hershberger He was preceded in death by four brothers, an infant, Robert, Fred Geisel, Dick Geisel and Louis Geisel and by a sister, Mary Jane Whetstone Jack was a lifetime member of the Alum Bank United Methodist Church, where he was formerly a member of the choir and sang with the Men's Quartet. He was a 1942 graduate of Pleasantville High School and a 1943 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Jack served in the US Army during W.W.II with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division. His unit served at Normandy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and Germany, receiving four bronze stars. Jack was a funeral director for 66 years, the fourth in a family of ten funeral directors. He also served the community for over 22 years with the Bedford County Coroner's Office. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association, the Bedford American Legion Post #113 and the Pleasantville VFW Post #9219. Jack was the last charter member of the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He was also a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #320 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory and the Jaffa Shrine Temple in Altoona. A Funeral Service will be held at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., 4340 Quaker Valley Road, Alum Bank, PA 15521 at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 with Rev. David Zona & Rev. Thomas Strandburg officiating. Interment will be held at Fishertown Cemetery. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Alum Bank. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alum Bank United Methodist Church, 208 Locust St., Alum Bank, PA 15521 or to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, PA 15901

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  • Thomas Michael “Tom” Henn, 64, of Chambersburg, passed away due to complications of heart disease on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Georgetown (SC) Memorial Hospital. Born on September 9, 1952 in New Brighton, PA, he was a son of the late John Henn and Helen Podnar Henn. A U.S Army veteran, Tom served two tours in Vietnam. Upon returning to the States, he earned his B.S. degree in Education from Shippensburg University, and later earned his Master’s equivalency in Education. An outstanding offensive guard on the Shippensburg University Football team, he was inducted into the SU Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. He taught science at CASHS and the Career Tech, retiring in 2012. He also coached football at CASHS for 24 years. Tom’s memberships included the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, Hume McNeil Byers AmVets Post 224, Marine Corps League, Loyal Order of the Moose Post 842, the 40 et 8 Club, the Chambersburg Club, and the Knights of Columbus Post 1426, where he was a 3rd Degree Knight. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Hewitson Henn, whom he married in 1990; his faithful dog, Rosie; sister Donna Engle, brothers, John Henn and Rev. Fr. William Henn; sister – in – law, Lois McErlean and brothers – in – law, Robert McErlean and Ray Hewitson; nieces and nephews, Lori Marazzi, Lisa Engle, Jon Engle, Patrick McErlean, Karen McErlean, Sean McErlean, Kevin McErlean, Christopher Hewitson, Randi Hewitson, Clay Hewitson, and Jessica Hewitson. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Carl Engle and Bobby Hewitson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 5, in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, with Tom’s brother, the Rev. Fr. William Henn officiating. Interment will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery, where members of VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside honors. Memorial visitations will be held from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Thursday, May 4, in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either CVAS 5051 Letterkenny Road West Chambersburg, PA 17201, or to the CASD Foundation General Fund, 435 Stanley Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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  • Willis C. “Red” Picking, age 84, of Penn Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 in Cedars Hospice, Monroeville, PA after a brief illness. Born December 19, 1927, in Newark, NJ, the son of the late D. Walter R. Picking and Ethel Coble Picking, Red grew up in Chambersburg. A U.S. Army veteran of both WWII and the Korean Conflict Red served his country honorably. A 1953 graduate of the Gettysburg College, Red earned his B.A. degree in chemistry and began his career, first as a chemist with Allied Chemical Company in Philadelphia, then as a supervisory chemist, and later as a technical liaison with Gulf Oil Corp. in Harmarville, where he retired in 1983. Red enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, reading, ballroom dancing, traveling the US in his motorhome, and spending time with his family and friends. In the early 1970’s, he was instrumental in the organization of the Rescue #6 Ambulance Service in Penn Twp., where he was a life member and served as it’s first board secretary. He was a member of the Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, in Chambersburg and the American Legion, Post 331 in Trafford. Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Lois J. Everette Picking; a daughter, Margaret E. Picking of Greensburg, PA; a son, Dr. David C. Picking of Allegheny Twp.; and a grandson, John E. Picking of Allegheny Twp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, David R. Picking, in infancy and Robert E. Picking and a sister, Elva L. Wasbers. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA; where Rev. Jeffrey R. Diller will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the James E. Lindsay Funeral Home, Inc., Harrison City, PA and on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA from 10-11 AM. Interment will follow the service in Lincoln Cemetery, with military honors being provided by members of the Charles Nitterhouse, Post 1599 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name to the Zion Reformed Church, 259 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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  • The compassionate funeral directors at Geisel-Styer Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Geisel-Styer Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service.

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  • Dwight E. Thomas, Sr., 66, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, November 28, 2014. Born on August 18, 1948 in Chambersburg, Dwight was the son of the late Edgar and Shirley Reed Thomas. He spent his working years in the construction business. Dwight was a member of VFW Post 6168, Shippensburg and Oscar M. Hykes Post 223 American Legion. He loved his family, telling stories to his grandkids, hunting fishing, taking daily rides through the mountains and his dog Sparky. Dwight is survived by his wife of 46 years Patricia E.(Trish) Cook Thomas, whom he married on November 2, 1968; 2 sons, Dwight E. Jr and wife Tammy of Fayetteville and Dwayne E. and wife Cona of Chambersburg; 2 daughters, Celina Thomas of Fayetteville and Regina Grooms and husband Wesley of Chambersburg; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Greg, a sister, Cheryl, and a great grandson, Brayden Ashwell. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Monday, December 1, 2014 and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  • Margred Lewis, 91, of Chambersburg, PA, died Saturday morning, January 18, 2014 at ManorCare Health Services. Born May 29, 1922 in New York, New York, she was the daughter of Vaughn Shereyetian and Virginia Gulian Agopian. Mrs. Lewis had owned and operated the former Margred’s Bridal in Chambersburg for nearly 30 years. She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church and a former member of the Downtown Merchant’s Association and the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bible study, knitting, and journaling. Her husband, John L. Lewis, preceded her in death in January of 2004. She is survived by her son, James E. Lewis and wife Jean of Jackson Hole, WY; her daughter, Margred D. Jednat and husband Paul of Chambersburg; and four grandchildren, Jennifer E. Lewis - Jaffe, Joanna C. Lewis - Fishman, Jonathan P. Jednat, and Ethan J. Jednat. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Edmund Chapman. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.

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  • Jeffrey A. Lane, age42 of Chambersburg, PA passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab. Born August 15, 1974, he was the son of Raymond Lane and Stella Pool Rininger. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 3:30 PM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Pastor Rod Thomas will officiate.

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  • Ray Donald Shew, age 83, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center. Born February 26, 1932, in Guilford Springs, PA, he was the son of the late Garnet Shew and Pearl Cosey Shew Stoutamyer. A 1950 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School, Ray went on to work as a maintenance mechanic for 44 years, with SKF in Shippensburg, PA, retiring in 1994. Ray served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. A gifted athlete, Ray played football and basketball locally, to include playing for the Chambersburg Cardinal’s in the 1950’s. He also enjoyed playing volleyball, boating, bowling, and golf. Ray was a man of few words and a good listener, he cherished time with his family; always looking forward to game nights with family and friends. As a grandfather, his most treasured pastime was attending his grandchildren’s events. He was a lifetime member of St. John’s U.C.C., the American Legion Post 612, Potomac Fish and Game Club, Chambersburg Fitness Center, and Falling Spring AARP 2840. Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years, Joanne Cormany Shew, whom he married on July 13, 1958; two daughters, Debra Rae Thomas (husband Steven) of Fayetteville, PA and Lisa Jo Singleton (husband Tim) of Harrisburg, PA; and twin grandchildren, Kara Rae Shipp (husband Ryan) of Chambersburg, PA and Evan William Thomas of Fayetteville, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Glen Shew. A Memorial service will be held to honor Ray’s life on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 11 AM at St. John’s UCC Church, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201; where Pastor Mark Ruzicka will officiate. The family will receive friends one-half hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the above church and address.

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Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences in life. During such difficult times, the act of honoring the life of the departed becomes a paramount part of the grieving process. One way to preserve and cherish memories is through photographs taken at the funeral home. In this article, we will delve into the significance of Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home photos and how they serve as a poignant tribute to the lives of those we have lost.

The Role of Photographs in Funeral Homes

Photographs play a vital role in capturing moments that are dear to our hearts. When it comes to funerals, they serve as a tangible representation of the life and legacy of the departed. At Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home, the use of photography is not just about documenting the event; it is about encapsulating the essence of the individual being honored. Each photo holds the power to evoke memories, emotions, and stories that celebrate the life of the departed.

Preserving Memories Through Images

At Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home, the process of capturing photos goes beyond the traditional approach. The focus is on preserving memories that reflect the uniqueness of the individual. From candid shots that capture moments of laughter and joy to solemn images that convey the solemnity of the occasion, every photograph serves as a piece of the intricate puzzle that was the life of the departed.

Honoring Traditions and Cultures

Funeral customs and traditions vary across different cultures and communities. Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home understands the importance of respecting these traditions, and their approach to photography reflects this understanding. Whether it's capturing rituals, ceremonies, or the gathering of family and friends, the photographs taken at the funeral home honor the diverse cultural practices that pay homage to the departed.

The Emotional Impact of Funeral Home Photos

The emotional impact of funeral home photos cannot be overstated. For many, these images become cherished mementos that provide solace and comfort during the grieving process. They serve as a visual narrative of the life that was lived, allowing loved ones to reflect on the memories and experiences shared with the departed. In essence, funeral home photos become a source of healing and remembrance for those left behind.

The Art of Compassionate Photography

Photography at Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home is not merely a technical skill; it is an art form guided by compassion and empathy. The photographers understand the delicate nature of the occasion and approach their work with sensitivity and understanding. Their ability to capture moments with grace and reverence ensures that the photos encapsulate the true spirit of the individual being honored.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home photos serve as more than just visual records of an event; they embody the essence of a life lived and the impact it had on those it touched. Through the thoughtful and compassionate approach to photography, these images become a timeless tribute to the memories, emotions, and stories that define the departed. They provide solace, comfort, and a means to honor and cherish the lives of those who have left an indelible mark on the hearts of their loved ones.

FAQs

  1. Are photographs taken at funeral homes intrusive or disrespectful? Photographs taken at funeral homes are taken with the utmost respect and sensitivity. They aim to capture the essence of the occasion and honor the life of the departed.

  2. Can family members request specific photographs to be taken at the funeral home? Yes, family members can communicate their preferences and requests regarding the photographs to be taken at the funeral home. The staff at Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home strives to accommodate these requests with empathy and understanding.

  3. How can funeral home photos help in the grieving process? Funeral home photos serve as visual reminders of the life and legacy of the departed, providing comfort and solace to the grieving individuals. They become cherished mementos that evoke memories and emotions.

  4. Are there cultural considerations when it comes to taking funeral home photos? Yes, Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home respects and acknowledges the cultural and religious traditions related to funeral services. The photography team is mindful of these considerations and ensures that the photographs align with the customs of the family and community.

  5. Can funeral home photos be used to create memorial collages or albums? Yes, the photographs taken at the funeral home can be used to create memorial collages, albums, or other commemorative items. These personalized creations serve as enduring tributes to the departed and their impact on the lives of those they touched.

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