2008-10-30 / Obituaries

William "Bill" Rouser

Saxton, 78

William "Bill" Rouser, 78, Saxton, died Thursday, October 23, 2008, at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.

He was born on February 26, 1930, in Saxton, a son of the late William Ray and Clara (Weaver) Rouser. On December 31, 1960, in Cumberland, Md., he married the former Margaret "Peggy" (Jenkins).

Along with his wife, he is survived by the following children: Susan K. Faw, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Bradley D. Rouser and companion Bonnie Rison, La Plata, Md.; Steven W. Rouser married to Sandra (Graham), Hopewell; Lori J. Rouser, Clinton, Md.; Tammy L. MacKay, La Plata, Md.; five grandchildren:David Rouser, Thomas Rouser, Amber MacKay, Sara Rouser and Ashley MacKay; one great-grandson, Caleb William Rouser; sister: Treva, married to Earl Thomas, Norristown, Pa.; brother Edward Rouser, married to Catherine, Lusby, Md.; and aunts and uncles in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the Church of God.

He attended Saxton Liberty High School.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

He worked construction as a carpenter in Maryland most of his life. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union #1590, retiring from carpentry in 1991.

He was a member of the Everett Masonic Lodge #524, F.&A.M., Jaffa Shrine of Altoona and belonged to the Jaffa Jeepster group, attending many parades and activities. He was a past member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Scottish Rite Valley, Harrisburg. He previous served as past president of Hopewell Senior Citizens.

He was a member of the Eutaw Forest Archers (E.F.A.) in Maryland. He won the Maryland State Tournament Championship in archery. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Akers Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Lay Minister James Snyder officiating. Masonic services were held on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Burial was at Duvall Cemetery, Six Mile Run.

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