Thomas E. Jumper, 57, of Newburg, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at his home. Born Thursday, October 20, 1955, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Lester S. and Ruth L. Stake Jumper. Thomas was a 1973 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in Vietnam and retired in December of 2011 from Letterkenny Army Depot as a Calibration Technician. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Newburg, a life member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223 and a life member of the Durff-Kuhn VFW Post #6168 both in Shippensburg. Surviving is his wife of 33 years Josefina "Pina" Lazaro Jumper; two sons, Anthony A. Jumper and his wife Kelly of San Diego, Calif.; and Benjamin E. Jumper of Mechanicsburg; one step-daughter, Lilibeth Villanueva and her husband Willie of Hawaii; one step-son, Jaime Mirabueno and his wife Jasmin of the Philippines; one brother, Ed Jumper of Orrstown; two sisters, Pauline "Polly" R. Martin of Shippensburg and Norma J. Jumper of Carlisle; one granddaughter, Drea Jumper of Pensacola, Fla.; five step-granddaughters, Wilma, Lea, Wendy, and Judylayne Villanueva and Harley Barber, two step-grandsons, Michael and Mark Mirabueno and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Houser officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens with military honors conducted by the Shippensburg Veterans Council. A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church Building Fund, 15634 Paxton Run Road, Newburg, PA 17240. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Feb. 27, 2013