Lynn E Byers obituary 1937~2022


Lynn E Byers, 84, of Chambersburg, PA passed away the morning of Thursday, January 13, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Lynn E Byers
Lynn E Byers

Born June 29, 1937 in Chambersburg he was the son of the late Bruce B. and Blanche E. (Hull) Byers.

He was a graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School with the Class of 1955.

Lynn served and retired from the United States Army as a SPEC 7. He was also a recruiter for the Army Reserves for a number of years. Lynn was then employed for DESCOM at Letterkenny Army Depot in military support, retiring at age 50. Following retirement from Letterkenny, Lynn kept himself young and busy with his numerous rental properties in the Chambersburg area.

For most of his life, Lynn was a very faithful and active member of Grand Point Church where he helped with Vacation Bible School, went on many mission trips and attended Sunday school classes. He was an athlete for most of his life playing volleyball, basketball, wallyball, and softball and also competing in the National Senior Olympics representing Pennsylvania. Lynn enjoyed going on bus trips with his wife and spending time with his dog Bandit. He also served on the board of the Salvation Army, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna (Gutshall) Byers who he married October 10, 1965; two daughters, Jill Bricker (Galen) of Chambersburg and Jana Heberlig (Devon) of Newville, PA; three grandchildren, Haley Bricker, Chase Bricker, and Isaiah Heberlig; two siblings, William Byers (Bonnie) and Fay Anderson (Ray) both of Chambersburg; two sisters-in-law, Helen Byers and Barbara Stevenson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Grand Point Church, 2230 Grand Point Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 with Rev. Lawrence Metzler officiating.

Military Honors will be conducted by Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599 in the church parking lot following the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. the evening of Thursday, January 20, 2022 in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202, as well as an hour prior to the service Saturday morning in the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grand Point Church, 2230 Grand Point Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to The Salvation Army of Chambersburg, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.

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