John McNew

John McNew

Monday, December 11th, 1944 Friday, October 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for John W. McNew

John W. McNew, 75, of Chambersburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home. Born December 11, 1944 in Chambersburg, he was a son of Dorothy Jean McNew and the late Nelson McNew.

John was a 1962 graduate of CASHS. He served honorably in the US Air Force. John graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in June 1978. He was employed in the banking industry for over 40 years at several local banks including, Valley Bank, Dauphin Deposit, AllFirst, M&T, Community Bank and Susquehanna Bank where he retired in 2007. After his retirement, John worked in the Pro Shop at Penn National Golf Resort. He enjoyed spending time with his family. John’s daughter and grand children were his pride and joy. He loved going on adventures with them including amusement parks, and beaches. John was an avid golfer and enjoyed regular golf trips with friends. John also played professional baseball and men’s softball in his younger years.

In addition to his mother Dorothy “Jean” McNew, John is survived by his daughter, Kristi Mattzela and husband Jim of Port Matilda, PA; three grandchildren, Heather, Alex and Owen Mattzela of Port Matilda, brother, William “Bill” McNew and wife Kathi of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Faye Mourer of Chambersburg; brother-in-law, James Sites of Bradenton, FL; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly McNew in 2018.

An outdoor memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Pastor Staci Geesaman will officiate. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Out of respect for the family, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Donations can be made at or mailed to 2520 Green Tech Dr. State College, PA 16803.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020

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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Comment | Posted at 10:20am via Floral Arrangements

James B Larimer

My sincere condolences to the McNew family. This was sad and shocking news. Like many others, I knew John at Penn National where he worked and where I played golf with him on many occasions. A true gentleman and friend. He really enjoyed his daughter and grandchildren.
Jim Larimer
Comment | Posted at 09:51pm via Condolence

Kenneth Weller

My sincere condolences to the McNew family. John and I worked together during his affiliation with M&T Bank. I enjoyed the opportunities to play golf with John and appreciated his professionalism at work.
Comment | Posted at 02:23pm via Condolence

Bonnie Rafferty Phillips

My sincere sympathy to Kristi and all McNew family members. John was my co-worker at Valley Bank. I have many fond memories of John, and for that I am grateful. R.I.P., John...
Bonnie Rafferty Phillips
Comment | Posted at 07:49am via Condolence

Mark Hammond

My sincere condolences to Kristi and members of the family, as well as John's close friends. I was one of John's colleagues when he was an officer at Valley Bank and Trust Company. I had great respect for him.

Mark Hammond
Comment | Posted at 09:41pm via Condolence

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