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FENSTERMAKER ESTATE. (03/24/64)

March 24, 1964

IN RE FENSTERMAKER ESTATE.


Appeal, No. 88, Jan. T., 1964, from order of Orphans' Court of Carbon County, No. 17654, in re estate of John E. Fenstermaker, deceased. Order affirmed.

COUNSEL

Murray Mackson, with him Jacob Philip, for appellants.

William B. Quinn, with him Prutzman and Quinn, for appellee.

Before Bell, C.j., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'brien and Roberts, JJ.

Author: Jones

[ 413 Pa. Page 646]

OPINION BY MR. JUSTICE JONES

On December 21, 1961, John E. Fenstermaker (decedent), transferred $19,327.61 from his individual account to a joint savings account in the Tri-County State Bank, Bowmanstown, Pa. (Bank). The newly opened savings account was captioned "John E. Fenstermaker or Mrs. Florence Reichard", the latter being decedent's daughter. Decedent obtained a signature card from the Bank, took it to Mrs. Reichard's home and returned the signature card to the Bank, admittedly signed by decedent and Mrs. Reichard.

This signature card read as follows:

"Authorized Signatures of Account No. 6534

John E. Fenstermaker or

Mrs. Florence Reichard

(Subject to withdrawal by ...


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