Carl E. Stump of Hershey died on Monday, April 20, 2020 at his residence in Country Meadows Assisted Living facility.
Born on November 21, 1925 in Campbelltown, he was the son of the late Harry B. and Nola (Alger) Stump. He joins the love of his life, wife Betty Jeanne, who recently passed in January of this year after 71 years of marriage. He is also predeceased by his son, James Stump. He is survived by his daughter Lois Ann Shaffer (Paul) of Millersville, MD, sons Glenn Stump (Raelene Daley) of Raleigh, NC, and Theodore Stump (Joanne) of Arlington, VA, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and his sister Nellie Huber of Elizabethtown, PA.
Carl was a 1943 graduate of Hershey High School. He attended the former Hershey Junior College and received his undergraduate (1949) and graduate degrees (1951) from Penn State University.
He was a World War II veteran, serving 2 1/2 years with the US Navy in the South Pacific. In addition to providing many valuable life-long lessons, his service provided for a college education via the GI Bill.
He began a 40-year career in education as a teacher in the Mechanicsburg schools in 1949. In 1956, he returned to Hershey and began teaching at the Milton Hershey School. In 1964, he was appointed Assistant Director of Secondary Education – Vocational, a position he held until his retirement in 1989. He was a past president and life member of the Vocational Administrators of Pennsylvania.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey where he served as a Sunday School teacher, as a member of Church Council as well as several financial and building committees. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Hershey and served the community well into his eighties, often visiting clients years younger than him. Working with the Hershey Museum, Carl with his wife Betty developed several historical slide programs to share with community groups. He also served as a volunteer for the Hershey Archives and the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.
Interment, in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Hershey, 212 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 or a charity of your choice.
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