Jeremy A. Bowersox
Jeremy A. Bowersox, owner and president of Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc. and Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, is a 1997 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Prior to graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in September 2002, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Shippensburg University.
Jeremy is a lifelong resident of Waynesboro and is active in many local organizations, including Acacia Lodge #586, where he is a Past Master. He has worked at the funeral homes since 1995 and has been a licensed funeral director since October 2003. He and his wife Andrea (Higgins) Bowersox, purchased the funeral homes from his parents in 2010. They live in Waynesboro with their daughters, Zoe and Maci.
James A. Bowersox
James A. “Jim” Bowersox, past owner and president of Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc., Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, and Bowersox Memorials, has been involved in the funeral business for over 44 years. He graduated from Millersville University in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree and then after teaching for a year, he attended and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1974. Before joining the former Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro in 1985, he had worked at Jeffries Funeral Home in Centre Hall, Yost Funeral Home in Lock Haven, and Heller Funeral Homes in Lewistown and Burnham.
In 1990, he and his wife, Barbara A. (Zimmerman) Bowersox, a native of Waynesboro, purchased the Grove Funeral Home from Mr. David Y. Grove, and he became its supervisor. They purchased the former Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home in Greencastle in 1996 and started Bowersox Memorials in 2005. They sold the businesses to their son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Andrea Bowersox in December 2010.
Jim and his wife have four children and seven grandchildren. They are active in many community and civic organizations such as Waynesboro Lions Club, Rotary Club of Waynesboro, Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, Acacia Lodge #586 F&AM, Mount Vernon Chapter #398 Order of the Eastern Star, and Faith United Methodist Church.
James W. Fritzinger
A 1996 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Jim has been a licensed funeral director with the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home Inc. since September of 1997. Jim's educational background also includes degrees from the University of Scranton and the University of Pittsburgh. His wife, Anne, is a lifelong resident of Waynesboro. They are members of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waynesboro.
Jeanette M. Moore
Jeanette grew up in Path Valley, PA, graduating from Fannett-Metal High School with the Class of 1996. She later received an Associate’s Degree from Shippensburg University before graduating from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1999. She has been employed at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home since 1999.
She and her husband, Jake, live in Waynesboro with their children, Rachel and Jed.
Melissa A. Etter
Missy entered the funeral business in 2005, working for the Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg. Although she always believed she would be an elementary school teacher, she discovered how fulfilling a funeral director career could be. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and became licensed in 2009. Prior to graduating from mortuary school, she studied elementary education at Shippensburg University. She also worked at the Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg before joining our team at Grove –Bowersox in 2011. She, her husband Frank, and their five children reside in Chambersburg where she is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She is also enjoying her new role as Nana to her grandson.
Back row, left to right: Nathan Nardi, Jeremy Bowersox, Jim Bowersox, and Jim Fritzinger.
Front row, left to right: Jeanette Moore and Missy Etter.