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John W. Thumma

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John W. Thumma, 85 of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home.  He was born on August 2, 1931 in Carlisle, and was a son of the late David W. and Edna (Richwine) Thumma and was married to the late Pauline V. (Gochenauer) Thumma, who passed away on May 4, 2005.

John retired from the former Cincinnati Milacron in Carlisle after 24 years of service.  He was a longtime member of the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, Carlisle.

He is survived by two sons; Gerald W. and his wife Darlene Thumma of Carlisle and Ronald and his wife Patricia Thumma of Newville, two daughters; Phebe and her husband Ernest Smith of Carlisle and Joyce and her husband Ron Negley of Shippensburg, three brothers; Richard, Alvin and Earl Thumma all of Carlisle and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers; Leroy and David Thumma, Jr.

A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon at the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, 170 Church Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015, with Rev. Darlene Stouffer officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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With eyes lifted to the sky we can see our loved ones looking down upon us. Keeping watch over us. Their time here on earth is done but they will live in our hearts forever until we meet at Jesus's feet. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Jim and Christine Barbour

We will always love you and miss you. You were a great Dad and Grandfather. Finally you will be with the wife you loved. Rest In Peace Dad.

Gerald and Darlene Thumma

With our deepest Sympathy. Thoughts and prayer go out to the family.

Kathy & Mike
Grandpa was a great man who loved us all very much, He's picked us up when we were down and cheered us up during dark times.  For the rest of my life I'll never forget there's one great thing you told me personally that is "No matter how a outcome shall be as long you gave it your best that is what matters most, have not tried or just gave up makes you a bigger failure in the end". Every time I will see and feel a warm sunny day, I will think it's the shine you had and you will forever shine in my heart always and forever.
Jeremy Thumma
Grandpa was a warm loving man. He always been the kind of person that didn't comand profection. He only asked that we done our best.  There's so much I could say at this point in time but I'll just briefly state you will be forever in my heart and every time I will see and feel a warm sunny day I will think of your warm hugs and smiles
Grandpa was a great man Who loved us all and had a great handshake as well as hugs that made anyone loved and treated no differently from the other grandchildren We will always love and keep you in our hearts forever
Thoughts and prayers for the family he will be missed. John was a gentle, kind man.
Pat (Whistler) Wise
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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