2011-09-01 / Obituaries

Jeryl L. Strite

Chambersburg, 54

Jeryl L. “Jerry” Strite, 54, Chambersburg, died Saturday, August 20, 2011, in Huntingdon County, as a result of a single-vehicle automobile accident.

Born on August 25, 1956, in Chambersburg, he was a son of Pauline Hampton Strite of Fort Littleton and the late Orville Strite.

A master craftsman and designer, he worked on countless building and remodeling projects throughout the local area. His eye for detail and handy precision defined his work. Among his many interests, Jerry enjoyed cooking and playing the guitar. His favorite times, however, were those spent with his family, especially his children and grandson Lucas.

Aside from his mother, he is survived by three children: Nicole, Emily and Joel Strite; a grandson, Lucas, all of Chambersburg; six sisters; Karen Byers, St. Thomas; Wilma Brown, Burnt Cabins; Denise Angle, Chambersburg; Ada Price, Shade Gap; Violet Summers, Mercersburg; and Crystal Strite, Fort Littleton; two brothers: Orville Jr. of Greencastle and Paul Strite, Hanover; his former wife, Suze Leader, Chambersburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Maggie Brown.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, August 26, at Thomas Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Rev. Marlin “Butch” Neil officiated. Burial was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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