2008-11-27 / Obituaries

Matthew A. Moats

Greencastle, 18

Matthew A. Moats, 18, Greencastle, died Friday morning, November 21, 2008, in Shady Grove, Pa., as the result of an automobile accident.

Born July 4, 1990, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Donald E. Moats, Greencastle, and Triniti L. (Peck) Rosenberry, Shippensburg.

He graduated with the 2008 class of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg.

He was employed as a welder at Johnson Controls Frick, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Christian Life Assembly of God, Chambersburg.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his daughter.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his stepmother: Anna M. (Barto) Moats, Greencastle; a daughter: Bailee R. Thomas, Fort Loudon; a brother: Andrew L. Moats, Greencastle; maternal grandparents: Susan Elliott and her husband, Kenny, Chambersburg, and Carl Peck Sr., Needmore; paternal grandparents: Patricia and Austin Moats, Greencastle; paternal stepgrandparents: Leroy and Kathy Barto, St. Thomas; maternal greatgrandparents: Catherine Cordell, Chambersburg, and Anna K. Harvey, Needmore; and his fiancé: Samanthia R. Thomas, Fort Loudon.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Theodore P. Rosenberry, Jr.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2008, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle. Rev. Joseph Pickens officiated. Burial was in Montgomery Brethren Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of his daughter, c/o Donald Moats, 6369 Hager Rd., Greencastle, PA 17225.

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