07 April 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Lawrence J. Kirchner

Lawrence J. Kirchner


Lawrence J. Kirchner, 90, of Lancaster, died peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at LGH. Born in Lancaster to the late Philip A., Sr. and Ruth Kerckhoff Kirchner, he was married to Lois H. Fellenbaum Kirchner for 61 years.

A 1940 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, he earned a professional diploma from Charles Morris Price School in Philadelphia. Lawrence served with the US Air Force during WWII. He was a proofreader for Lancaster Press for 35 years. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, he enjoyed traveling, square dancing and camping.

Lawrence is survived by his loving wife Lois, daughter Linda Lackey, Lititz, son Larry Kirchner, husband of Ann, Conestoga; 2 grandchildren, Todd Bookman, husband of Michelle and Jennifer L., wife of John B. Stipe, III; 4 great grandchildren, Alex and Ryan Bookman, Milania E. and Jett Kirchner Stipe; and 2 sisters, Regina Garreth, Lancaster, and Corrine Ortega, Chicago. He was predeceased by siblings Philip J. Kirchner, Jr., Louis J. Kirchner and Ruth Remley.

The Funeral will be held 11 AM Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA, with Msgr. Thomas H. Smith officiating. A Viewing will take place 10:30-11 AM at the funeral home. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Lancaster Chapter, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-872-5041

Note: obituary copied from Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home's website this morning.

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