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Jay Byers

Jay Clarence Byers

Saturday, December 11th, 1926 - Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Obituary

Jay Clarence Byers, 94, of Newburg, departed this life on the evening of Sunday, February 14, 2021, at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born on December 11, 1926, in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., a son of the late John A. and Mary (Stitt) Byers.

Jay had several jobs over his lifetime. In his younger years, he started working at the former Penn Pants, where he met his future wife Evelyn. Jay then worked at, the former Valley Baking Co., Letterkenny Army Depot, New Cumberland Army Depot, and NSA Mechanicsburg, from there he retired. Jay had also went to school for refrigeration, television, and radio repair and he owned and operated a small local repair business as well as a Westinghouse appliance dealer. Jay was known to be his family’s collector of miscellaneous spare parts and “Mr. Fix-It.” He was able to fix just about anything and if Jay couldn’t fix it, then it was really broken. Jay also took great pride in being able to help his son’s with building their own homes.

He was a member of the Green Spring First Church of God and served as a trustee for many years. Sometime in the 1970’s Jay and Evelyn traveled to Israel to tour the Holy Land which was a very powerful experience for the both of them. Jay was also a charter member of the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. No. 51. In his free time, Jay liked to hunt deer, cut wood, and in the spring, trap groundhogs. He enjoyed spending time in the mountain and being on his tractor any chance that he was able, and very much looked forward to spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons, John E. Byers and wife Emma of Newburg; Dennis J. Byers and wife Linda of Upper Strasburg; and Roger L. Byers and wife Elma of Newburg; five grandsons, John M., Andrew M., Benjamin, Jeremy J., and Roger Jr., Byers; one granddaughter, Jennifer Sue Byers; step grandson, Jeremy R. Smith; seven great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Singer) Byers, who died on July 27, 2012; daughter-in-law, Donna R. Byers; step grandson, Steven Smith; and two brothers, Albert and Merle Byers.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, February 22, 2021, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. Pastor Philip E. Steele and his son, Pastor John E. Byers will officiate. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Spring First Church of God.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    Address
    112 West King St.
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    Address
    112 West King St.
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Philip Steele
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. John Byers
  • Interment

    Location
    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Address
    114 North Morris St.
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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Affiliations

  • Church of God General Conference

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Dale Miller Jr.

Posted at 05:19pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Pastor John. I was heart-broken to hear that your dad left this earth but praise God to know that he has now been reunited with his loving wife in the presence of Christ. May your tears of grieve quickly turn to joy. Jay was a wonderful man, generous, loving, and caring!
 
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Marlene Knode Posted at 09:35pm

Praying for you, John, in the loss of your father and for Jenny in the loss of your grandfather.
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