James H. Risser80, Chrysler dealership owner, veteran

By on October 26, 2011

James H. Risser, 80, of Ephrata, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 in Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, a son of the late Peter M. and Susanna (Hershey) Risser, he was the husband of Nancy (Bishop) Risser for 54 years.

Jim was a graduate of Lititz High School and Lancaster Business School. He served with the Air Force in the Korean War. Retiring in 1988, he owned and operated the Benny Bishop Chrysler Dealership, Ephrata, for 30 years. Jim was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ; Ephrata Lodge #665 F&AM; Rajah Temple; 50-year member of Lancaster County Shrine Club and Ephrata Rotary Club and was an avid golfer and sports fanatic.

Also surviving is a daughter: Ann Elizabeth, wife of Brian Vaughan Beal, of Collegeville; grandchildren: Shawn Nolan, Erin Alexandra and Delaney Katherine Beal, all of whom he cherished; and sisters: Ruth Wimble, of West Chester; and Harriet, wife of Wayne Keene, of Millersville.

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. from Bethany United Church of Christ, 140 E. Main St., Ephrata, with Rev. Stephen Ericson officiating. Private inurnment with military honors will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Rather than flowers, contributions may be made to Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be serving the Risser Family. For more information, visit goodfuneral.com.

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