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James Edward Smeltzer, III

May 12, 1963 December 19, 2023
James Edward Smeltzer, III
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Obituary for James Edward Smeltzer, III

James Edward Smeltzer, III of Gettysburg, PA passed awaya on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

Born on May 12, 1963 in Killeen, Texas to Lincoln S. Smeltzer and Margaret J. (Daily) Smeltzer.

James is survived by his loving wife, Sandra L. Sample, cherished daughters, Evelyn G. Smeltzer and Mara L. Smeltzer, as well as his devoted parents Margaret J and Lincoln S. Smeltzer.

James, known as Jim to his friends, obtained his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and a masters degree from Boston University in international relations and political science. He served in the United States Air Force. Jim traveled throughout the world as a foreign service officer with the State Department. He retired from federal service in 2020 and most recently worked at BAE and drove Uber. He was active in his church and a friend to all.

There will be a memorial service at Gettysburg Foursquare Church on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 11am.

The Monahan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, online tributes and condolences can be made at

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Foursquare Church

328 West Middle St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Foursquare Church
328 West Middle St. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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