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Wayne W. Byers

Wayne W. Byers Wayne William Byers, 90, of Chambersburg, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at ManorCare. He was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Chambersburg, the son of the late Wayne E. and Marguerite B. (Dale) Byers. A 1941 graduate of C.H.S., he received his BS from Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1948 and MS in 1952 from the University of Pittsburgh. He pursued his doctorate studies in Microbiology at Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sigma XI- National Science Honorary, George Washington Lodge #143 Order of Free and Accepted Masons and was a highly respected teacher of mathematics at CASHS for 30 years, retiring in 1985. Enlisting in the US Army in June of 1943, he served from New Guinea to Luzon as Chief Radar operator and personnel supervisor. He completed his tour of duty in June of 1946 with the rank of corporal. The major awards he received include: the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, American Victory Service Medal, AS-PAC Theater Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal. In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing, he enjoyed tennis, sailing and hiking. His hobbies included working with the layout for his O-trains and restoring the trains he had as a child. He had an amazing ability and gained great satisfaction in analyzing how things should work and repairing them when they broke. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia D. Byers of Chambersburg; three children: Karen (Mrs. Christopher) Nelson, Keith (husband of Kate) Byers, both of Hagerstown, MD, Eric (husband of Kristen) Byers, Cazenovia, NY; five grandchildren: Patrick D., Anna C., Patricia H, and Jack K. Byers and Robert Nelson III. The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Tara MaGoon officiating. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery with the Charles Nitterhouse Post #1599 V.F.W. providing military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 West Commerce Street, Chbg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at Welcome to William F. Sellers Funeral Home Inc.

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William F Sellers Funeral Home Inc
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Published in Public Opinion on June 18, 2014
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