Jerome E. Stauffer Sr., 92, of Zion Grove, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Nursing & Rehab Center following a short illness.
Born in Ringtown, November 24, 1927, he was the son of the late Stella Stauffer and spent most of his life in Zion Grove.
Jerome was a Cook for Klein's Restaurant, Shenandoah, was a farmer on the family farm and also had worked at the Philadelphia Shipyards. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ringtown. He was also a lifetime member of the Shenandoah Fish and Game Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his mother, by his wife, the former, Arlene Kazmetski, who passed away in 1972; a daughter Irene Foose, 2019; a great-grandson, Darien Stanakis, 2019; an infant grandson; an infant great-grandson; a sister Betty Weikel, and a brother Anthony Boxer.
Surviving are his children Jerome Stauffer, Jr. and his wife Nancy, Carl Stauffer and his wife Linda, Fred Stauffer and his wife Lori, all of Zion Grove; Charlene Weinfurter, Sterling, OK; Linda Karenda, Shenandoah; Susan Stank, Patriot Hill; and Florence Woodard, Catawissa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister Julia Boxer, Mahanoy City.
His funeral will be held Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 6 PM, from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West) 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 4 pm until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Geisinger Life Program, Attn: Center Manager, 1100 Spruce Street, Suite 100, Kulpmont, PA 17834; or St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 261, Ringtown, PA 17967. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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Geisinger Life Program
Attn: Center Manager, 1100 Spruce Street, Suite 100, Kulpmont PA 17834
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ringtown
PO Box 261, Ringtown PA 17967