Dr. Vader M. "Jim" Loomis, 90, of 348 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 in his home.
Born Sept. 29, 1919 in Pierrepont Manor, N.Y., he was the son of the late Elmo and Grace (Cobb) Loomis. He lived his early life in New York.
He graduated from Jefferson County High School in New York and then did undergraduate work at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and received his Doctorate Degree in Veterinarian Medicine from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. with the Class of 1950.
Dr. Loomis served in the United States Army during World War II, serving with the Veterinarian Station Hospital, in the European Theater.  He also served in the United States Army Reserves.
His first wife, Kannie (Ray) Loomis, died Oct. 5, 1968. He married Emma M. "Johnnie" Doboy-Loomis Jan. 30, 1970 in the Chapel of Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. They lived in Potomac, Md. prior to moving to the present residence in 1988.
Dr. Loomis started his career with the government, first as an inspector for the Agriculture Department nationwide.  Prior to retiring in 1977, he worked for the Food and Drug, Administration, where he was an inspector of all imported and national drugs. Following his retirement, he became a consultant for Shotwell & Carr of Texas, to examine all applications of new drugs, both national and foreign, for medical consumption and to meet the requirements for the U.S.
He was a member of (NARFE) National Association of Retired Federal Employees; Western Maryland Veterinarian Medical Association; Wm. Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695, Waynesboro; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro; American Veterinary Medical Association. He was also selected for the Regional Pennsylvania Council of Aging and was a life member of Disabled Veterans Administration, where he served as Senior Vice Commander.
Dr. Loomis did volunteer work for Franklin County Area Agency on Aging.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Vader M. Loomis Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Deborah Worerner of Richmond, Va., Carlotta Martinez of Winter Garden, Fla., Amelia Plass and Paul Loomis both of Ocoee, Fla.; 34 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Elmo "Bud" Loomis of Mannesville, N.Y.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Wisner Winston Loomis.
Services will be held at noon, Thursday, April 29 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Chaplain John Winckler officiating.
Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, with military graveside services conducted by the Honor Guard of the National Guard of Annville.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lutheran Home Care/Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.