Published in Public
Opinion on November 14, 2012
Ray E. Schellhase, 87, passed away November 12, 2012 at Laurel Run. He
was born February 16, 1925, in Richmond Furnace, to Casper and Cora Mae
(Redcay) Schellhase and raised by stepfather James Welker.
He was the Captain of the Chambersburg Basketball team in 1943. Ray also
played pro baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics farm system.
He proudly served his country during WWII and was part of the 17th Airborne
Division. Ray was a rural mail carrier for the Fayetteville post office.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 46, Chambersburg VFW Post
1599, Amvets Post 224, and of the Fayetteville St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Ray is survived by his wife, Doris L. (Oyler) Schellhase, two sons: Thomas
R. (husband of Denise) Schellhase, Fayetteville, and Michael L. (husband
of Christine) Schellhase of Bluffton, South Carolina; four grandsons:
Rusty, Darrell, Zachary, and Luke, three great-grandsons: Ryan, Reid,
and Noah, and sister Janet Wise.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, son Ray Jr., seven
brothers: Blaine, Guy, Raymond, Russell, Theodore, Marvin and Garnet,
and two sisters: Viola and Hazel.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Kelso-Cornelius
Funeral Home, Ltd.
The family will welcome friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, Ray wanted donations made to St. Paul Lutheran Church,
44 E. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222.
Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave, Chambersburg, will be handling