Pamalee Gruber Pamalee Pugh Gruber, 88, of Chambersburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Chambersburg Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, January 6, 1926, in Chambersburg, the daughter of the late George C. and Mary Ellen (Horn) Pugh. Pamalee was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and a former member of the choir, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer for many years. She served as President of the Chambersburg Women's Club at both the local and county levels, Past President of American Business Women's Association, life member of Burt J. Asper Post #46 Auxiliary, life member of Charles Nitterhouse Post #1599 Auxiliary, a member of Hume McNeal Byers Amvets Post #224 Auxiliary, a member of the Knights of Columbus, past member of Elks Lodge #600 Auxiliary and an officer. Pamalee was also a member of the Chambersburg Community Theater since 1957, serving and performing on stage and behind the scenes and on the board of directors. She enjoyed dancing, singing, cross stitch, crosswords and playing the fish bowls at the clubs. Surviving are her children, Mary (Mrs. James) V. Oxendine of Murrells, S.C., Miles R. (husband of Karen) Hockensmith III of Leesburg, Va., and Theda (Mrs. Keith) Doleman of Chambersburg; six grandchildren, Tamera M. Suggs, Troy C. Martin, Miles R. Hockensmith IV, Eric A. Hockensmith, Cory L. Hockensmith, Clinton M. Doleman; a brother, Ronnie March of Austin, Texas; a sister, Virginia Miley of Smithsburg, Md.; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Gruber. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1 p.m. at the William F. Sellers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark A. Medina and the Rev. Dr. William H. Harter. Memorial donations may be made to:
, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Capital Theater, 159 Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com
Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Inc.
297 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201
Published in Public Opinion on Jan. 17, 2014