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Terry Lee Punt

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Terry Lee Punt

Birth
Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
28 Dec 2009 (aged 60)
Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Former State Senator Terry L. Punt, 60, of Waynesboro, PA died early Monday morning in his home. Death was unexpected and attributed to heart failure. He was born on August 13, 1949 in Waynesboro; he was the son of the late Leo and Betty (Carson) Punt and was raised by his foster parents, the late Raymond and Pearl Sharrah. He was a life long resident of Waynesboro. Mr. Punt graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1967. He then took some political science courses. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Southeast Asia. In his early life he worked at Grove Manufacturing Company in Shady Grove, PA. As a long time Republican leader in Franklin County, Senator Punt had served as a state legislator in the House of Representatives 90th District from 1979 through 1988 and then ran successfully for the State Senate, 33rd District, where he served for twenty years, the longest time in that office of anyone ever elected to that seat. He retired from public service in 2008 due to health issues. Senator Punt was known for his devotion to his constituents, consistently working to improve the lives of those he served through job creation and infrastructure improvements. His service in the senate included the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee; Transportation Committee, and the Veteran's Affairs Committee. Senator Punt was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Waynesboro, former member of Board of Directors of the Waynesboro YMCA; member of PA Association of Retarded Children and OSI, past president of Waynesboro Lions Club; past chairman Waynesboro Bicentennial Committee and Waynesboro Youth Activities Association. In 1979 he was awarded the Outstanding Young Man in America. He also received the Pennsylvania American Legion's Patriot Award for his tireless efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania's Veterans, was inducted into the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, which is the highest award a civilian can receive from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Following his retirement, he devoted his time to his family, especially his grandson Phoenix. He is survived by a son, Christian A. Punt of Waynesboro, a daughter, Erin E. Barlup of Waynesboro, a grandson, Phoenix R. Barlup, foster sister, Donna Huff of Fayetteville, PA, two foster brothers, David Sharrah and Kenneth Sharrah both of Waynesboro and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and foster parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Punt and Donald Punt. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2010 in Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 West North Street, Waynesboro with Rev. Sue D-Heedene officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 of Chambersburg. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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Former State Senator Terry L. Punt, 60, of Waynesboro, PA died early Monday morning in his home. Death was unexpected and attributed to heart failure. He was born on August 13, 1949 in Waynesboro; he was the son of the late Leo and Betty (Carson) Punt and was raised by his foster parents, the late Raymond and Pearl Sharrah. He was a life long resident of Waynesboro. Mr. Punt graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1967. He then took some political science courses. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Southeast Asia. In his early life he worked at Grove Manufacturing Company in Shady Grove, PA. As a long time Republican leader in Franklin County, Senator Punt had served as a state legislator in the House of Representatives 90th District from 1979 through 1988 and then ran successfully for the State Senate, 33rd District, where he served for twenty years, the longest time in that office of anyone ever elected to that seat. He retired from public service in 2008 due to health issues. Senator Punt was known for his devotion to his constituents, consistently working to improve the lives of those he served through job creation and infrastructure improvements. His service in the senate included the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee; Transportation Committee, and the Veteran's Affairs Committee. Senator Punt was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Waynesboro, former member of Board of Directors of the Waynesboro YMCA; member of PA Association of Retarded Children and OSI, past president of Waynesboro Lions Club; past chairman Waynesboro Bicentennial Committee and Waynesboro Youth Activities Association. In 1979 he was awarded the Outstanding Young Man in America. He also received the Pennsylvania American Legion's Patriot Award for his tireless efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania's Veterans, was inducted into the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, which is the highest award a civilian can receive from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Following his retirement, he devoted his time to his family, especially his grandson Phoenix. He is survived by a son, Christian A. Punt of Waynesboro, a daughter, Erin E. Barlup of Waynesboro, a grandson, Phoenix R. Barlup, foster sister, Donna Huff of Fayetteville, PA, two foster brothers, David Sharrah and Kenneth Sharrah both of Waynesboro and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and foster parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Punt and Donald Punt. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2010 in Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 West North Street, Waynesboro with Rev. Sue D-Heedene officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 of Chambersburg. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46118904/terry_lee-punt: accessed ), memorial page for Terry Lee Punt (13 Aug 1949–28 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 46118904, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by GettysBern (contributor 1478862).