2011-06-30 / Obituaries

Garry A. Souders

Chambersburg, 60

Garry A. Souders, 60, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in his home, while surrounded by his family. He had been courageously battling cancer for two years.

Born on November 9, 1950, in McConnellsburg, he was a son of the late Charles J. and Helen I. Strait Souders.

A 1968 graduate of Mc- Connellsburg High School, he was employed as the manager of National Vision in the Mechanicsburg Wal-Mart store. Previously he was employed with Allegheny Optical in Chambersburg. He was a member of the Hume Mc- Neil Byers AmVets Post 224 and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 842.

He enjoyed going camping with family and friends, riding roller coasters, and listening to bluegrass music.

He is survived by his wife of almost 22 years, Gloria Heck Souders, whom he married on August 30, 1989; two brothers: Ricky Souders of McConnellsburg and Roger ( and wife Nancy) Souders of St. Thomas; stepson Jason (and wife Melissa) Peters, and step-grandchildren Justin and Morgan Peters, all of Chambersburg; an aunt, uncle and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Souders.

Services were held on Friday, June 24, 2011, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Chambersburg. Rev. Paul B. Baker officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be expressed on Garry’s Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com

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