Richard M. Jaymes
April 10, 2013
Richard M. Jaymes, 86, of Croghan Pike, Shade Gap, PA, died at 11:10 AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Altoona Regional Health System.
Born February 17, 1927 at Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Melvin & Mary (Roher) Jaymes. He was also preceded in death by his step mother, Helen (Crouse) Jaymes. He was married to the former Betty J. Snyder on June 29, 1951 at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, RD, Shade Gap, PA. Mrs. Jaymes survives at their home.
Also surviving are three children, Melody J. Miller and her husband Allen of Carlisle, PA, Von R. Jaymes and his wife Stephanie of Carlisle, PA and Brian K. Jaymes and his wife Nancy of RD, Shirleysburg, PA. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and five siblings, Carl Jaymes of RD, Shade Gap, PA, Linda Muller of Baltimore, MD, Nora Byers of Harrisburg, PA, Erma Crouse of Warfordsburg, PA and Janet Hornbaker of Chambersburg, PA, also survive. One sister, Doris Edwards, preceded in death.
Mr. Jaymes was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, RD, Shade Gap, PA, where he was involved in many activities over the years. He was a past master of Cromwell Lodge #572, F. & A. M., Orbisonia, PA, Harrisburg Consistory and the Jaffa Shrine. He was a charter member and served as the first president of the Shade Gap Vol. Fire Co. He was also a past president of the Shade Gap Lions Club and served for many years as the caretaker of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
He retired in 1982 from the Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA.
Mr. Jaymes was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley St., Orbisonia, PA (map/directions) with Rev. Luvania Renninger officiating. Interment will be made at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, RD, Shade Gap, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 - 9 PM on Friday and 12 noon until the hour of the service on Saturday. Cromwell Lodge #572 will conduct a memorial service at 8:30PM Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunny View Cemetery Association, c/o Steve Robinson, 22021 Thomas Lane, Shade Gap, PA 17255.
Calling Hours - Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Visiting - Martin R. Brown Funeral Home - 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Martin R. Brown Funeral Home - 2:00 p.m.
Interment - Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shade Gap