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Michael Pristas

Michael Phillip Pristas

Wednesday, February 4th, 1948 - Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Michael Phillip Pristas, 71, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 4, 1948 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Phillip Vincello and Elizabeth Pristas.

Michael served honorably and proudly for 32 years in the US Army. He was a veteran of Vietnam and a life member of the VFW Post 1599, the American Legion Post 46 and the 28th Infantry Division Association. He was employed for many years at Letterkenny Army Depot as a heavy mobile mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and being active in their lives. He also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his rose bushes.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Cathy E. Walters Pristas, whom he married on August 12, 1989; two daughters, Marti Statler and husband Jason of Chambersburg, and Jennifer Bowling of Chambersburg; six grandchildren, Caitlyn, Lindsay, Shelby, Cassidy, Emilee and Bryan; three great grandchildren, Jurney, Samiyah and Karter; his father-in-law, Ronald Walters of Chambersburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Cypress. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Jean Walters.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Rev. Ronald Cook will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens where military honors will be provided by members of the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    Address
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG 17202
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    Address
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG 17202
  • Service

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    Address
    333 Falling Spring Road
    CHAMBERSBURG 17202
  • Interment

    Location
    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA 17202
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Thomas P. Wieczorek

Posted at 08:18am
Cathy I am so sorry for your loss I didn't know Mike long but he was a vary loving man, that I could see . you both was lucky to have such a love . God Bless you ! Mike Give them heckl up there ! Theresa.
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Thomas P. Wieczorek

Posted at 08:09am
Cathy and family, My deepest condolences for your loss. I'm really going to miss Mike and harassing him about the post. I'll always have the memories we had together. Thanks Mike, guess I'll have to paint the post now. My prayers are with all of you. CSM(ret.) Thomas "WALLY" Wieczorek
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Sam Allison

Posted at 07:47pm
Cathy, you have my deepest condolences for you and your family with the passing of Mike. You and Mike were two of my favorite people while training at IGMR. My prayers are with you. MSG Sam Allison
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Posted at 05:33am
Cathy our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. From the Folk Family AKA (Folkie)
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Posted at 12:18pm
Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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