2009-10-01 / Obituaries

Wayne H. Bard

Chambersburg, 77

Wayne H. Bard, 77, Chambersburg, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born in Belfast Township, May 10, 1932, the son of the late Oliver Lee and Elizabeth Alice (Strait) Bard. He was the husband of Lois Jean (Truax) Bard, whom he married on January 15, 1952.

He was a disabled veteran, serving three years active duty and nine years active reserves with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers during the Korean War.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 561 Mc- Connellsburg and the VFW Post 655 McConnellsburg and was also a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

He was a graduate of Penn State Univeristy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in ag education and a master’s degree in guidance counseling. After college he was a guidance counselor at Southern Fulton School for 31 years before going to St. Maria Goretti School in Hagerstown for seven years, where he also served as a guidance counselor. While working as a guidance counselor, he also did floor-covering sales and installation for 15 years, provided hearing aide services in Hagerstown and Chambersburg and was the district service manager for Nationwide Insurance for 10 years.

In addition to his wife, he is surived by a daughter, Melinda L. Sass, Rapid City, S.D.; a brother, Jerry N. Bard, Warfordsburg; three grandchildren and a greatgrandchild.

He was preceded in death by brothers: Lee, Michael, Raymond and Frank Bard and sisters: Helen Peters and Georgia Decker.

Funeral services will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 2. Pastor William Bair and Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be made in Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville.

There will be visitation on Thursday, October 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Friday at the church.

Military services will be conducted by the Fulton Honor guard.

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