Frank A. Peiffer, age 96, of Sebring, Florida and formerly of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away on Dec. 20, 2017 at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Born July 17, 1921 in Antrim Twp., Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late George and Bertha (Shockey) Peiffer. He married Bertha “Jane” (Cooper) Peiffer in April 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 11 siblings.
Frank was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theater with the Service Company, 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal.
After being honorably discharged, Frank worked for the United States Federal Government until his retirement in 1978 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
In 1995, Frank and Jane relocated to Sebring, Florida. Together they volunteered approximately 8,000 hours at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Frank enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife, walking, traveling, and dining out with family and friends.
Frank was a faithful and active lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren. He was also a lifetime member of the Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 and the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, both in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Frank was a devoted son and brother, beloved husband and caring uncle. He was a good friend to many and a fine neighbor.
Frank is survived by his sister, Grace (Peiffer) Barnes and her husband, James Lighty; sisters-in-law, Patsy “Pat” (Bingaman) Peiffer and Frances (Swisher) Peiffer, and many nieces and nephews.
An interment is being planned to take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida where military honors will be presented.