2011-07-14 / Obituaries

James H. Sourbier III

Quincy, Pa., 71

James H. Sourbier III, 71, Quincy, Pa., died Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Quincy Village.

Born August 22, 1939, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late James H Jr. and Dorothy Helen (Lantz) Sourbier. He moved to the area in 1953 when his parents became house parents at Quincy Orphanage. He spent most of his life in the Quincy area.

He was a graduate of Quincy High School with the Class of 1957 and later received a degree in mechanical drawing from Williams-port Technical Institute in 1959.

He and his wife of more than 49 years, Mrs. Martha L. (Reed) Sourbier, were married December 1, 1961, in Chewsville, Md. They had lived at their present residence since 1974.

He was employed for Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, Eshland Enterprises, Owenbrook Homes at Camp Eder in Fairfield, Pa., as a facilities manager and served as PA Game Commission Deputy WCO for 31 years. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he was self-employed.

He attended Waynesboro Bible Church, where he was actively involved in the planning and building of the church. He was a Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher, Sunday Sschool superintendent and a past board member at the church. HE was active with Migrant Ministries and a member of Rouzerville Fish and Game and the NRA. He also sang with the Messenger Quartet and the Exalters for many years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he survived by five children; James H. Sourbier IV, Greencastle; and Matthew D. Sourbier, Judith K. Sourbier, Michael A. Sourbier and Martha E. Harbaugh, all of Waynesboro; five grandchildren; one brother, William L.Sourbier, Roxboro, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel G. Sourbier.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 11, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Darell E. Gentry officiated. Burial was made in Quincy Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Camp Tihiglo, c/o Pastor Ralph Jamison, 102 Park Drive, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Online condolences at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.

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