PLEASANTVILLE — GEISEL – Mr. Jack H. Sr., 88, Quaker Valley Road, Pleasantville, died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the home where he was born Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1924. He was the son of the late Vernon G. and Sue E. (Barefoot) Geisel. On June 30, 1947, he married Betty J. (Claycomb) Geisel. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Jack H. Geisel Jr., husband of Sandra (Parkinson) Geisel, Schellsburg; son, Thomas L., husband of Kay (Jefferis) Geisel, Chambersburg; and daughter, Linda L., wife of Jeffrey Winegardner, Schellsburg. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Pamela Styer, Thomas Geisel II, Jessica Carbaugh, Abigail Geisel, Gisele College and Adam Winegardner; six great-grandchildren, Justin Styer, Jarrod Styer, Jacob Styer, Atlee Geisel, Jack Geisel and Jack College; four stepgrandchildren, Tommy Riffle, Sean Riffle, Katie Boryan and Steve Hershberger; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Geonna Riffle and Kamden Hershberger. He was preceded in death by four brothers, an infant, Robert, Fred Geisel, Dick Geisel and Louis Geisel, and by a sister, Mary Jane Whetstone. Jack was a lifetime member of the Alum Bank United Methodist Church, where he was formerly a member of the choir and sang with the men’s quartet. He was a 1942 graduate of Pleasantville High School and a 1943 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division. His unit served at Normandy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and Germany, receiving four bronze stars. Jack was a funeral director for 66 years, the fourth in a family of ten funeral directors. He also served the community for over 22 years with the Bedford County Coroner’s Office. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association, the Bedford American Legion Post 113 and the Pleasantville VFW Post 9219. Jack was the last charter member of the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He also was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge 320 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory and the Jaffa Shrine Temple in Altoona. A funeral service will be held at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Pleasantville, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, with the Rev. David Zona and the Rev. Thomas Strandburg, officiating. Interment will be held at Fishertown Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Pleasantville. Memorial contributions may be made to Alum Bank United Methodist Church, 208 Locust St., Alum Bank, Pa. 15521 or to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901. Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneral.com.
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