Leta A. Hussack Leta Alexander Hussack, 85, of Chambersburg, (recently a resident of Magnolias) went to be with her Lord on March 6, 2014. Leta was born in Lewistown Hospital on April 6, 1928, to the late Matthew G. and Gretchen Harry Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Z. Hussack, her son Stephen Alexander Hussack, her older brother Robert William Alexander, her half-brother Donald Alexander, and half-sisters Marion O'Hern, Evelyn Crouse, Esther Robertson, and Faye Breckenridge. Leta lived in Dry Run, PA, until 6 years of age and attended Mary B. Sharpe School after moving to Chambersburg. In her early years she enjoyed being a Girl Scout and playing the piano. She graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1946 and served as the Class Historian. In 1948 she graduated from Peirce Business School, Philadelphia, and was employed by Dr. Seaton, a surgeon at the Chambersburg Hospital as a receptionist and as a clerk-typist at Letterkenny Army Depot. Leta met her husband, a PA State Trooper, while working as a secretary and court stenographer for Judge Wingerd. They were members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, and were active in church and school activities. She excelled as a homemaker and mother until 1972 when she returned to office work at Computer Assistance, Inc., Chambersburg, where she learned advanced payroll data entry systems. Leta was active in community service as a driver for Meals On Wheels and as a volunteer for Pregnancy Ministries, Inc., the Republican Women, VFW, and the American Legion. Leta was an avid reader and dog lover and took pleasure in gardening and mastering puzzles. Leta is survived by her son Michael Raymond Hussack (wife Nancy) of Chambersburg, her daughter Joan Stansbury (husband Darrell) of Chambersburg, and daughter Ann Renfrew of Harrisburg. She also adored her six grandchildren: Luke, Emilee, Christina, Caleb, Zachary and Katherine and her great-grandchild Xyla Mae. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, at 11:30 am in the Chapel of the Thomas Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA; where Rev. Fr. James R. O'Brien will celebrate. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pregnancy Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 941, Chambersburg or Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Rd., Chambersburg. Online condolences may be offered on her Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
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Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, PA 17201
Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 9, 2014