Mark E. Foltz

Mark E. Foltz Mark E. Foltz, 88, of Chambersburg, passed away on November 7, 2013, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 8, 1925 in Oakville, the son of the late Ervin and Mary (Reinhardt) Foltz. Mark served in the U.S. Army European Theater in WWII. He was in five campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. Upon returning from WWII, he graduated high school at Newville and began employment at Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1980 as a transportation supervisor. He married Joanne (Bair) Foltz on Oct 9, 1954, who survives him. Soon after his retirement from Letterkenny, he became the Director of Buildings and Grounds at the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring for 20 years, of which he had been a member since 1955 serving as both a deacon and Trustee. Mark was a member of George Washington Lodge #143 FA&M, Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, the South Penn Scottish Rite Club, Waynesboro, Shippensburg Scottish Rite Club and George Washington Royal Arch Chapter #176. He was also a member of Elks Club # 600, Chambersburg, American Legion Post #42 Newville, and PA VFW Post #1599 Chambersburg. Besides his wife Joanne of 59 years, other survivors include a son, Matthew of New York City; a daughter, Esther (and husband Tim Swinehart, a granddaughter, Emma Swinehart and a grandson, Elijah Swinehart, all of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by sisters, Grace Chamberlain (Berkley), Gladys Heffelfinger of Gettysburg; brothers, Wilbur (Dorcas) Foltz of Shippensburg, and John (Virginia) Foltz of Carlisle; and many nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, a brother Walter Foltz and a sister Betty Russell. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring with the Rev. Mark Medina and the Rev. Dr. William Harter officiating. Burial will be in Falling Spring Graveyard. Arrangements are by the William F. Sellers Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to the . Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 8, 2013