The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 18, 2014

Paul S. Foss, 93, Lewistown


The Daily Item

— LEWISTOWN — Paul S. Foss, 93, of Lewistown, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aleta N. Foss, who passed away July 18, 1996.

Paul was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Howard, a son of the late Frank H. and Cora Mae (Cary) Foss.

Paul was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army and the Air Force Reserves.

He was the retired owner of Foss Jewelers, Inc., of Lewistown and Mifflintown.

Paul was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church, a 33 Degree Mason, Past Master of Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM, and was a member of the Harrisburg Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Jaffa Shrine of Altoona, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and the Perry, Juniata, and Mifflin County Shrine Clubs. He was also a member of the Newport American Legion 177, the Lewistown Rotary, BPOE 663, and the Lewistown Country Club. Paul was the oldest member of the Newport Union Hunting Camp No.1, Toboyne Township, Blain.      

Paul is survived by his wife, Theresa (Nickel Hollinger) Foss; two sons and daughters-in-law, James S. and Donna Foss, of Beaver Springs and Howard F. and Denise Foss, of Lewistown; two daughters and son-in-law, Paula F. Smith, of Lewistown and Amy Beth and Greg Yoder, of McVeytown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one stepson, Samuel Hollinger and wife, Diane, of Carlisle; and two stepdaughters, Diane Kulp and husband, George, of Hatfield, and Joanne Hollinger, of Lewistown.

Paul was preceded in death recently by two brothers, Abbot R. and Herbert C. Foss; and son-in-law, Gary Smith.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with a Masonic service at 8:30, in Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Richard J. Bender and Pastor Steve Rynkewitz, officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral service.

Interment will be private in the Juanita Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church or charity of your choice.  Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.

On-line condolences to the family may be made at www.hollingerfuneralhome.com.