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, on July 18, 1996.
Paul was born on Sept. 30, 1920, in Howard, a son of the late Frank H. and Cora Mae Cary Foss.
He was the retired owner of Foss Jewelers Inc., of Lewistown and Mifflintown, and was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church. Paul was 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, Lewistown Rotary, BPOE #663 and Lewistown Country Club. Paul was the oldest member of the Newport Union Hunting Camp #1, Toboyne Township, Blain.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II, and was in the Air Force Reserves.
Paul is survived by: his wife, Theresa Nickel Hollinger Foss; two sons, James S. (Donna) Foss, of Beaver Springs and Howard F. (Denise) Foss, of Lewistown; two daughters, Paula F. Smith, of Lewistown and Amy Beth (Greg) Yoder, of McVeytown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepson, Samuel (Diane) Hollinger, of Carlisle; and two stepdaughters, Diane (George) Kulp, of Hatfield and Joanne Hollinger, of Lewistown.
Paul was also preceded in death recently by two brothers, Abbot R. and Herbert C. Foss and son-in-law, Gary Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender and Pastor Steve Rynkewitz officiating. A luncheon will be held after the funeral service.
Interment will be private in the Juniata Memorial Park. There will be a viewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, with Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church or charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mount Holly Springs.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.hollingerfuneralhome.com.