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Irmgard Neeff

Dec 05, 1934 - Dec 02, 2023

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Lancaster, PA

On December 2, 2023, Irmgard Neeff fell asleep in death. Irmgard was 89 years old at the time of her passing. Born in 1934 in Pirmasens, Germany her parents were Richard and Berta Neeff. In 1953 she came to the United States at 19 years of age. Throughout her life she financially supported herself working a variety of jobs. The longest being a 20-year employee of Fenner Manufacturing in Manheim, PA. Irmgard was a long-time active member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and wa...Read More

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Betty Arlene Stauffer

Mar 14, 1925 - Feb 29, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Betty Arlene Stauffer, 98, of Lancaster, and formerly of Landisville, passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Mennonite Home. Born in Landis Valley, she was the daughter of the late David S. and Lizzie Eichelberger Bender. She was the wife of the late J. Melvin Stauffer who died in July of 1993. Betty worked as a seamstress for the former B & J Manufacturers in Lancaster Junction, and then worked for Clean Enterprises in Landisville. She was last employed as a waitress for Benders Restaurant in Salunga. Betty was a member of Landisville Church of God, former choir member; and was active with the Leisure Club, Golden Years Club in Landisville, and the Red Rose Snowmobile club in her early years. Betty was well known in the Lancaster County Area for her Doll Making, she made life size Raggedy Anne and Andy Dolls, Amish Dolls, and Bears that were sold at Community Creations, Lancaster. She enjoyed flower gardening, and had her bear, Barney with her which the Mennonite Home staff loved as well. Surviving are two daughters: Nancy L. Fuhrman of Coatesville, Phyllis S. wife of Michael Schmit of San Jose, CA, seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter, a sister, Ruth Anne Ginder of Landisville, a daughter-in-law, Shelley Stauffer of Kentucky and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death is a son, J. Mervin Stauffer, and two daughters: Carolyn and Barbara Ann. A special thank you to the Mennonite Home Staff for the many good years of care given to Betty. She enjoyed her home there and often said " I’ve been so blessed. Thank You ! and also to my Care Giver Mim Leaman. " Services for Betty will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.

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Charles J. Brigandi

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Charles J. Brigandi, 96, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Hospice and Community Care. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Carlo and Grace (Letizia) Brigandi. Charles was the proud husband of the late Jimmie F. Brigandi, who passed away in 2019. A proud veteran of the US Army, Charles served his country with honor. He had a passion for music and spent 40 years as a professional musician, specializing in drums and vibes. Additionally, Charles dedicated 60 years of his life to the printing industry, retiring from Union Camp in 2002. After retirement, he relocated to Pennsylvania to be closer to his children and grandchildren, whom he cherished spending time with. Charles is survived by his children: Charles Jr. of Parlin, New Jersey, Toni Troccoli, and Karl Brigandi of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Joy, Charles, Jean Marie, Jaclyn, Patrick, James, Toni, and Brook, as well as 17 great-grandchildren and his sister, Angie Minuto, of Brooklyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Frank Brigandi. Charles will be deeply missed and cherished by all who knew and loved him. His presence, warmth, and kindness have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched. While he may no longer be with us in person, his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, located at 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Interment will be held privately at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care at PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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John B. (Nip) McKinney

Jun 08, 1945 - Feb 22, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

John B. (Nip) McKinney, of Lancaster, PA died February 22, 2024. John was born to Walter and Ruth Belz McKinney on June 8, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, William McKinney, Madge Wierman, and Lydia Zimmerman. He is survived by a number of nephews and nieces and in-laws. Nip was passionate about auto racing. He was involved in racing as a driver and a mechanic in his younger years and travelled the country racing and exploring. John was a vehicle mechanic for decades in Virginia and enjoyed the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He enjoyed art and photography and developed photos in his own amateur dark room. Nip would often create watercolor paintings from his photos. Nip lived a solitary life and those closest to him definitely felt his warmth and sincerity. He was not traditional and was admired by some for his independent and carefree lifestyle. Nip will always be remembered in this special way. At Nip’s request, there will be no public viewing or service.

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Lauren E. Summers

May 02, 1978 - Feb 18, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Lauren E. Summers, 45 of Lancaster, and formerly of Lititz, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Sandra L. Washburn Summers of Lititz, and the late Robert W. Summers. She was a 1996 graduate of Warwick High School and continued her education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Marketing, and Management, from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia in 2000. Lauren was a medical biller for Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; previously she worked as a pharmacy technician for local CVS Pharmacies in Central Pennsylvania. Lauren served on the board of directors for the Lititz Historical Foundation, she had a passion for traveling, and enjoyed music, doing crafts, and attending trivia events and comedy shows. Surviving in addition to her mother, Sandra, is a brother, Ryan C. Summers of Lititz, a niece Reese Summers and nephew, Cullen Summers both of Lititz. Preceding her in death are maternal grandparents, Charles and Mabel Washburn, paternal grandparents, Charles and Georgianna Summers, an aunt, Judy Eberly and uncle, Scott Washburn. Services for Lauren will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

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Joan A. Groff

Nov 01, 1942 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Joan A. Groff, 81, of Manheim, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Doris Robinson Ehrhart. Joan was the loving wife of Larry L. Groff. She was a faithful and active member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Joan enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking and traveling. Joan loved spending time with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband, Larry, is a son, Kerry husband of Trudy Groff of Manheim, five grandchildren; Michael Brubaker, Craig husband of Allissa Brubaker, Megan wife of Trevis Esbenshade, Jared Groff fiancé of Ella Schnupp, Alyssa Groff, and three sisters; Judy Sparks of AZ, Ginny wife of Randy Flory of Lebanon and Audrey Martin of NC. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly A. Brubaker. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Joan’s Funeral Service at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 PM. There will be a viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM and again at the church on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 PM until the time of service. Interment in adjoining church cemetery. Please omit flowers.

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J. Ronald Burkholder

Jan 01, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of J. Ronald Burkholder of Brethren Village in Lititz PA. He passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on February 25, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. He was the husband of Harriet (Corby) Burkholder and would have celebrated 38 years of marriage in April. Born in Witmer PA, he was the son of Aldus M. and Martha E. Denlinger Burkholder. After graduating from Pequea Valley Class of 1955, he started his lifelong love of cars. He worked for Paul Smeltz Auto Body Shop before starting and owning his own business. He owned and operated the J. R. Burkholder Auto Body Shop in Paradise PA for 47 years. He was well known for his expertise in antique automobile restorations. His work encompassed customers from as far away as Germany, the Netherlands and all over the United States. His business has been recognized and acknowledged by the Antique Automobile Club of America on numerous occasions for his stellar reputation in the industry and his commitment to excellence in his field. His cars won numerous awards. In addition, his local reputation for general auto body repair was second to none. He was a generous supporter in his local community with several organizations. But most notably was his particular love and pride of his 50+ year membership with the Paradise PA Lions Club. He served the club as a Past President and Vice President and was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award which is an international award of the highest form within the organization for humanitarianism and ideals consistent with Lionism. He was also the cofounder of the Londonvale Antique Auto Show that was held annually for many years in Paradise PA. He enjoyed many hobbies which included home renovations at several of his homes. But most importantly he and his wife personally built a family cabin in upstate Pennsylvania which was his pride and joy. He delighted in spending countless hours there entertaining family and friends which always included his love of cooking and showing his love to others with his gift of generous hospitality. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Burkholder; son J. Michael Burkholder and his wife Valerie of Kinzers PA, his stepdaughter Lisa Spencer, wife of Dennis Spencer of Lititz PA, and his step son Morgan D. Swisher, Adamstown, PA. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Hirst wife of David Hirst of Christiana PA. He was a loving and adored grandfather to Zachary Burkholder, Danica (Burkholder) Taylor, John Spencer, Nicholas Spencer and Heather Swisher. In addition he was a great grandfather to 12 great grandchildren. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his daughter Angela Burkholder, sisters Janet Noll, Pauline Weaver and brother Paul Burkholder. Friends and family will be received from 10AM to 11AM on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Leola United Methodist Church, 7 W. Main Street, Leola, PA 17540. A memorial service will follow beginning at 11AM. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Paradise Lions Club, PO Box 152 Paradise, PA 17562 or to the Brethren Village Benevolent Fund, 3001 Lititz, PA 17543.

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Charles Robert Bruno

Apr 05, 1927 - Feb 24, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Charles Robert “Bob” Bruno, 96, passed away at Willow Valley Retirement Communities in Lancaster, PA, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 with his loving family by his side. Bob was a remarkable man with a very big heart. He truly cared about the well-being of others in a humble, selfless, and respectful way. He shared his kindness and positivity with all. Bob had a strong determination to support others, especially in their times of strife. His quick wit and humor were legendary. Even on his deathbed, he tried to help his family feel better by joking with them in a lighthearted way. Bob touched hundreds of lives with inspiration and was a blessing to all who knew him. He left many people with fond memories and was deeply loved. He will be dearly missed in this physical world. His spirit will live on in our hearts and in heaven. Bob was married to his beloved wife, Jean Marie (Sova) Bruno, who stood by his side for 54 years of marriage before passing away in 2007. He was born on April 5, 1927, in Irvington, NJ, to Charles C. Bruno and Mae J. Taggart Bruno. Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Bruno Stillwell. Bob was president of his high school class, and then he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in World War II aboard the USS Tidewater as a Seaman Second Class. After graduating from Yale University, he became a managerial pioneer in the computer industry. During his professional career, he was employed at Metropolitan Life and Nestle Corporation in NYC, General Electric in Pittsfield, MA, and Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA. Later, he concentrated his professional skills in analytical strategic ventures. Bob loved playing bridge with his wife and neighbors, golfing with friends, fishing with his son, watching his favorite sports teams on TV, writing, and telling the best stories. He was active in the Allentown community as an original member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and a founding member of Trident Swim and Tennis Club. After moving to Ocean City, NJ, he founded the Beach Creek Association, was founder and director of the Ocean City Golf League, the Ocean City Senior Couples Golf Group, and the Ocean City Snowbirds Golf League. He often wrote about his golf leagues in the Ocean City Sentinel. In the 1980’s and 1990s, Bob was a member of the Ocean City Zoning Board. After moving to Linwood, NJ, he served as treasurer of his homeowners’ association. Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, PA, was his home for the past 17 years. There he made many very good friends, joined a bridge group, and started a Willow Valley Golf Club and the Willow Valley Sports Lovers Club. Bob is survived by his five children: Barbara Harper and her husband James of Allentown, PA, Carol “Katie” Adams and her husband Barry of Mechanicsburg, PA, Amy Shisslak and her husband Edward of New Bern, NC, Paul Bruno and his wife Bella of Plattsburgh, NY, and Judith Switick and her husband Kevin of Dowell, MD. In addition are his eleven grandchildren: James Harper, Lori (Harper) Kulik, Stephen Adams, Brian Adams, Edward Shisslak, Faye (Shisslak) Hall, Holly Shisslak, Irish Bruno, Eric Switick, Matthew Switick, and Megan (Switick) Hudson, along with 19 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. Family and friends will be received from 10AM until the time of service. Interment will be held at 11:30AM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army , Hospice and Community Care /, or to a charity of your choice.

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Steven Lloyd Fair

Sep 30, 1957 - Feb 26, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Steven Lloyd Fair on February 26, 2024. Born on September 30, 1957, to the late Lloyd and Janet Fair, in Lancaster, PA, Steve’s life journey was marked by his love for hunting, fishing, the mountains, and the freedom of riding his Harley. A man of simplicity and deep passion for the outdoors, he found solace and joy in the beauty of nature. Steve’s legacy lives on through his family: his beloved wife, Chrissiann “Chris” Fair, his daughters Erica Fair (Brian Thomas) of New York City, and Nicole Fair (Robby Elmer) of Lampeter, his son Daniel Fair (Ashley) of Lancaster, and his cherished grandchildren, Casey Schock and Shea Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews, and his sisters, Terry Young (John) of Manheim, and Bonnie Shetler (John) of Lancaster. His presence and guidance have left an indelible mark on their lives, and his memory will be forever treasured. His family would like to extend their gratitude for the care and compassion given to them to care for Steve in his final days including those at Hospice & Community Care, friends, and family. A man of few words but immense depth, Steve was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a doting grandfather. He found peace in the simplicity of life and shared his wisdom through actions rather than words. His quiet strength and unwavering love will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered for dedicating over 34 years with Arconic before retiring in 2020. A funeral service to honor Steve’s life and celebrate his legacy will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home & Crematory, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584. Family and friends are invited to a visitation at the funeral home from 10 AM – 12 PM with a service honoring Steve’s life, beginning at 12 PM. Interment to follow at Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, hospiceandcommunitycare.org

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James A. Kalish, 88

Jun 25, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

This brief “Lookback,” reflects on my more than 88 years, a sort of pre-obituary. I choose to prepare this now because I don’t trust others to get it right. Furthermore I don’t want to wait until I am dead to have people read about me and miss out on knowing what they have might have said. I lived a long life that was mostly happy and satisfying, blessedly healthy, certainly interesting, adventurous and varied, with no significant regrets, where I hopefully did more good than harm to people and to the earth – all in all it was a good journey. My father, Max Kalish, who died when I was nine, was a significant first-half 20th century sculptor known for his bronze realistic labor statues. My mother, Alice, was a recognized early proponent for children’s theater for fun and learning, a loving and nurturing mom. I was born in Cleveland, June 25, 1935, and lived there most of my growing up years. A somewhat shy youngster, with no great academic achievement, it was theater (although not as an actor) that provided my adolescence with a safe and stimulating environment, and led me to create and operate “Puppetfun” for children, which during my college years became a traveling show. I went on to attend the work-study Antioch College (1953-58), which provided a fine liberal arts education and then to Cornell University for graduate school in urban planning. My professional career initially (1960-87) focused on urban and social planning, and on the management of nonprofit agencies, in organizations whose values I shared, dealing with of the important public issues of the day. It started in the District of Columbia with urban renewal for neighborhood development, and later in the first local DC anti-poverty action effort, followed by a stint with the national effort. For five years I was program officer for the Meyer Foundation, helping give away about a million dollars a year to local groups. I went on to create and direct the pioneering Washington Council of Agencies, an association, of what became a major organization of 200 non-profits, with members sharing resources, participating in group services including health insurance, management training, and sector-wide advocacy. I latter switched to writing to express my strong views on public issues, (1988-2001). For five years I wrote and published, “DC Issue Watch,” a twice-monthly outspoken newsletter of opinion and information on DC which reached 1,000 subscribers. I wrote several provocative op-ed pieces prominently printed in the Washington Post, and ran for DC Council, not surprisingly unsuccessfully, but still received 10,000 votes. Among my magazine pieces was an expose in the Washington Monthly on the urban planning consultant racket that brought some notoriety however also a million dollar lawsuit against me that was thrown out. After moving to York, PA in 1991, among other projects, was a two year effort to write “The Story of 200 Years of Civil Rights in York, PA,” a comprehensive local history, a 250 page large-format book, with many photos, 2,500 copies printed (not all sold!). Towards the end of my working career, (2001-10) the criminal justice system became my focus. For 6 years I taught GED to prisoners at the York County Jail, and became involved with the death penalty issue in Pennsylvania, including befriending a man in Graterford Prison on death row, later changed to life imprisonment, a relationship that continues today. After moving on to Lancaster in 2005, I worked to develop policy, and carry out programs, that would allow people who have sexually offended to live in the community without doing harm to themselves or to others. I introduced an effective, if controversial program, “Circles of Support and Accountability” to support these offenders upon leaving jail; and an advocacy organization, “Community Renewal for Sex Offenders,” to help bring about effective and safe public policies. In 2016 I led an effort to publish a full page peace ad “Not War, Not Violence” in the Lancaster newspaper, signed by 208 individuals and 13 faith communities and groups. It’s a big interesting world out there, and I was privileged to see, learn, and experience a wonderful share of it. This included a work assignment (1970-71) in Surinam (Dutch Guiana) as an urban planning advisor to the government, and two years in Sierra Leone (West Africa) (1978-79) as deputy director for Peace Corp. There were also self-led trips to European countries, a very adventurist truck through the Amazon region, and before it was officially permitted for an American, two months (1980) travel through China. However, it was Wales (Great Britain) that really captured my love and time, with more than 20 trips there over the years — to walk its hills and villages, enjoy the culture and history, appreciate the beautiful land and music, and spend time with the many friends there. I was married a total of 43 years, (so far), albeit to three wives, actually loved and loyal to all. Out of Antioch College, Carol Barry from Mississippi, later a mid-level federal government demographer and mother of my two fine adult children, Josh a law office managing partner now in North Carolina, and Seth until recently a graphic designer with the Washington Post. I was a single father to them for ten years when they were youngsters, a good and diligent one I like to think. I then married Susan Ezell, an editor and free spirit. And now, for the last 24 years husband to my lovely wife Pat Hudak, born Guth (from Corry, Pennsylvanian), pre-school teacher extraordinaire and best friend. Quaker/Unitarian/ Humanist: I was born in a Jewish family, but by early adolescence had left, and soon through reading and experience confidently thought of myself as an atheist and humanist. Also a pacifist. After college I applied for military conscientious objection status, and was rejected only to learn that my flat feet would keep out of the army! After moving to Pennsylvania, I joined the York Unitarian-Universalist church but six years later I discovered a welcoming home at the Quaker Meeting, first in York, and later in Lancaster where I became active in the Peace and Social Concerns Committee. I liked the idea of there being no ministers, that your values should be in accord with your actions, and that there is “god in everyone,” although not believing in god did give some of my Quaker mystic friends. Several years ago we left to return to the Lancaster Unitarian-Universalist Church to participate in its joyous service and community. I see now that I was often led to newly emerging efforts dealing with serious social and economic problems. Several times I took leadership to develop from scratch, and to manage, large, complex non-profit organizations. Both through work and through community activity I was privileged to witness and be involved with many of the most important public issues of the day; poverty, peace, race and class inequality, and criminal justice. I still think of myself as a creature of the 60s; folk music, food coops, the March on Washington, ringing the Pentagon, admirer of Pete Seeger, Bayard Rustin, Paul Robson, Judy Collins, Gene McCarthy, Martin Luther King, and now Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Never made much money, nor was this an important consideration. I do have problems with the capitalistic system here in America and believe that government must take a lead role to reduce our serious income gap and challenges from global warming. So a stereo-typical lefty, grounded in non-violence and faith in the people. I seem to accept and adapt fairly easily to change, to where I live, jobs, even wives. I admit to being sometimes difficult, controlling, a trouble maker, not afraid of controversy, not easily embarrassed, sometimes insensitive, and can be ugly when I believe I’m being treated unfairly in consumer situations. I have a strong sense of place, interested in how organizations and communities operate and who/why decisions get made, having applying this to DC, to Vermont, to Whimaway (my once beloved Pennsylvania forest retreat), to Surinam, and certainly in regard to Wales. I like to live in the middle of cities in diverse communities, near a variety of cultural and commercial facilities. Yet I also like the countryside, and have done a fair amount of walking and hiking. No hobbies as such but lately did what I could in our flower and veggie garden. Lots of books and reading — fiction, non-fiction, book groups, and always the daily newspaper. I don’t particularly care about how things work (cars, computers, etc.), just that they work for me. Little concern for fashion or how I look. I am a poor speller, a lousy singer (but love music), and find learning a language near to impossible (tried Welsh for years). I am an incessant list maker and like to get to places early. I prepared for aging by in 2005 buying a suitable house in Lancaster, PA, walking distance from the center of town, where we live comfortably but simply, on the first floor, occupied upstairs at first by rent paying students. Now we share our home with Gabby, a chaplain at Lancaster General Hospital, and her husband Craig, who provide support and good company as we further age. My health remains amazingly good, just the expected aches and pains of arthritis as I pass my 88th year. Not surprisingly it is my hope to die in my sleep peacefully without pain or long term infirmary. To increase the likelihood of this, included in my death and dying documents are instructions on how to be treated when my life (physically and mentally) is threated, when and how “to pull the plug,” and how to deliver my body to a teaching hospital. I am in no rush to die, but quite accepting. I wish I could know what happens at my Memorial service where a few friends and the curious might gather to remember me, read this pre-obituary, and tell stories about me true and made up.

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Charles N. Miller, Jr.

Jan 23, 1931 - Feb 22, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Charles N. “Chuck” Miller, Jr. on February 22, 2024, at Homestead Village in Lancaster, surrounded by his loving family. He was 93. Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 23, 1931, he was the son of the late Charles N. Miller, Sr., and Anna Helen (nee Lindenberger) Miller. Chuck, known to his friends and family as a loving patriarch, is survived by his children, Janet Elaine Adams (nee Miller) and her husband Bruce of Glenelg, MD, Douglas Charles Miller, and his wife Zenobia “Zen” of Reisterstown, MD, and Paul Jeffrey Miller and his wife Donna of Morrison, CO and by his loving friend and companion, Linda Bechtold, also of Homestead Village. Chuck was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Rev. Richard Paul Miller, who welcomed him into eternal peace. Chuck’s heart found its true compass in Jeanne Grace Patterson, who passed away January 26, 2013. Their marriage was a testament to partnership, blooming over 61 cherished years, and nurturing a family tree that branched out to include 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. A proud veteran, Chuck served his country with honor and distinction. Enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1951, he bravely served for 3 years during the Korean War. His service earned him several decorations, including the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Chuck was honorably discharged as a decorated Staff Sergeant in 1954 and was later awarded the Korean Peace Medal upon the 50th anniversary of the Korean Conflict. In addition to his military service, Chuck dedicated over 32 years to New Jersey Bell Telephone/Bell Atlantic, retiring as the Director of Engineering. His work ethic and dedication were unmatched, leaving a lasting impact on his colleagues and industry. Outside of his professional life, Chuck was deeply involved in his community. A longtime member of Kiwanis International, he was awarded a lifetime membership for his service. He also dedicated his time to Crime Stoppers of Lancaster and served in various roles within BSA Troop 88 in Bridgewater, NJ. His commitment to service extended to his roles as secretary, treasurer, VP, and President of several churches throughout his life. Chuck was a man of faith and integrity. He attended St. Matthew’s Lutheran Churches in Brooklyn, NY, and Bergenfield, NJ, before becoming a member of Somerset Hills Lutheran Church in Basking Ridge, NJ. Upon moving to Pennsylvania, he found a home at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz, where his faith continued to guide him. In his free time, Chuck enjoyed spending time with his family on the family farm in Lew Beach, NY, sharing stories of his past adventures and creating new memories. He enjoyed gardening, attending local high school sporting events, constructing model airplanes, and jigsaw puzzles. His gentle demeanor and warm smile will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. To his family, friends, and community, Charles N. Miller, Jr. will be remembered as a loving father, devoted grandfather, and a pillar of strength. His legacy of service, dedication, and love will continue to inspire all who knew him. May he rest in peace knowing that he was cherished by his family and loved in eternity by his faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. A Viewing will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 5 – 7 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. An additional viewing will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 10 AM – 12 PM at the funeral home, with a funeral service at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 beginning at 12:30 PM. Chuck will find his final resting place at Lew Beach Cemetery, near the family farm that held a special place in his heart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of Charles Miller be directed to the Homestead Village Endowment Fund, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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