John Z. Stump Jr.

John Z. Stump Jr., 81, of Mifflintown, passed away at 2 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018, at his home.

Born on Jan. 18, 1937, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late John Z. and Dorothy J. (Schlegel) Stump Sr. His wife, Sandra A. (Zampelli) Stump, whom he married on Nov. 6, 1959, died on Sept. 25, 2012.

Surviving are: children, Rev. Robert E. Stump and wife, Glenda, of Williamsport, Lori A. Melius and husband, William H. Jr., of Lewistown, Daniel L. Stump and partner, John, of Richfield; three grandchildren, Tammy, Christopher and Patrick Stump; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Stump.

Also surviving are: a brother, Rev. Charles Stump and wife, Kathy, of Belleville, and a sister, Mary Kay Mantel and husband, Philip, of Chattanooga, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah A. Stump, on March 12, 1990.

John was a 1955 graduate of Juniata Joint High School in Mifflintown.

Early in his life, John helped with farming on his father’s farm. He then became an insurance agent with the former Long and Turbett Agency in Mifflintown, and he later retired from the Juniata Mutual Insurance Company in McAlisterville.

Mr. Stump was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Mifflintown.

An avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved spending time with his family.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Rex Funeral Home, in Port Royal, with Pastor Stephanie P. Rupert officiating. Interment will follow the service at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, in Mifflintown.

Viewing will take place on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 N. 3rd St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.