John W. Pensinger Jr.


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1. Nellie S. Thomas

John W. Pensinger Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 14 Nov 1937, Fort Loudon, Franklin, PA, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Nellie S. Thomas on 29 Dec 1962 1
  • Died: 30 Oct 2008, Fayetteville, Franklin, PA at age 70 1 2 3
  • Buried: 3 Nov 2008, Chambersburg: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Franklin, PA 2 3

   Another name for John was Shorty Pensinger Jr..2

   FamilySearch ID: L5Z6-CC3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Obituary: Public Opinion: obituary of John W. 'Shorty' Pensinger, Jr. On 2 Nov 2008 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 2 John W. "Shorty Pensinger, Jr., 70, of 198 Black Gap Road, Fayetteville, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in his home. Born November 14, 1937 in Fort Loudon, he was a son of the late John W. Sr. and Elizabeth M. Oyler Pensinger. John served in the US Army and the National Guard. He retired after 34 years of service with the James River Corporation in Chambersburg, and was currently employed by Osburn-Hessey Logistics. John was a member of Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, the Marine Corps League, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, all in Chambersburg, the Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Association, and the South Mountain Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Philadelphia Phillies.
A loving and devoted husband and father, he is survived by his loving wife, Nellie S. Thomas Pensinger, whom he married December 29, 1962; five children, Clarence "Will" Pensinger and wife Rose of Fayetteville, Debra J. Henry and husband Steve of Chambersburg, Pam J. Pensinger and companion Tony Wagaman, Doris J. Beecher and husband Glenn Jr., and Thelma J. Pensinger, all of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Thelma M. Hull and husband James of Chambersburg, and two brothers, James F. Pensinger of Kissimmee, FL and Benjamin H. Pensinger and companion Judy of Chambersburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, November 3, 2008 in the Chapel of Thomas L Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 PM Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Lutheran Home Care Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be expressed at

John married Nellie S. Thomas on 29 Dec 1962.1 (Nellie S. Thomas was born on 11 Mar 1941 in Fayetteville, Franklin, PA,1 4 died on 24 May 2014 in South Mountain, Franklin, PA, USA 1 4 and was buried on 28 May 2014 in Chambersburg: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Franklin, PA 4.)


1 Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Obituary of Nellie Pensinger.

2 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 2 Nov 2008, page 4. Obituary of John W. Shorty Pensinger Jr.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Find A Grave,

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