2009-02-05 / Obituaries

Allan E. Jennings

Chambersburg, 82

Allan E. "Bud" Jennings, 82, Chambersburg, Pa., died at 5:53 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2009, in the emergency room at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 9, 1926, in Gettysburg, Pa., he is the son of the late H. Theodore "Ted" and Mary Eden Jennings.

He is a 1944 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School and a 1949 graduate of Gettysburg College. He served with the U.S. Air Force during Worl War II.

He became manager of the former Glenn L. Bream Used Cars in Chambersburg in 1946, then purchasing the business in 1967, and renaming it Bud Jennings Auto Sales. He and his sons purchased the former J. Frank Gayman Chevrolet in 1986 and the former Whalen Motors in 1993.

He was currently serving as chairman of the board of Jennings Chevrolet Cadillac and Jennings Pontiac Buick GMC. He was a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Independent Automobile Dealers Association (PIADA) and a member of the Franklin County New Car Dealers Association.

He was the justice of peace for Hamilton Township, Franklin County, from 1960 until 1972. He was a member of the Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion for 63 years, a member of Mc- Connellsburg Post 561 American Legion, Wesley Yeager Post 606 American Legion, Fort Loudon, and Deitrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion, St. Thomas. He was a life member of the Chambersburg Club, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, the Marine Corps League, Hume- McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, and the Chambersburg Area Development Corp. His other memberships included the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #842 and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 600. Bud was a former member and past president of the Chambersburg Country Club and a former member and director of Great Cove Golf Club in McConnellsburg.

Surviving are two sons: Allan E. "Skip" Jennings Jr. and wife Barbara and Thomas W. Jennings, all of Chambersburg; three grandchildren: Scott A. Jennings of Chambersburg; Lori E. Loomis of Richmond, Va.; and Susan M. Jennings of Philadelphia; a greatgrandson, Austin G. Jennings of Chambersburg; two sisters: Anna Louise Brundage of Frackville, Pa.; and Marion "Micky" Locke of Fayetteville; as well as his companion, Beverly Milliken.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Merion D. Durboraw Jennings, who died May 4, 1996, and his second wife, Linda Decker Jennings, who died on May 19, 2002.

Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2009 in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Rev. Jeffrey R. Diller officiated. Interment, with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard, followed in Norland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Reformed Church, 259 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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