Clarence A. Gantz, 62, MCHS grad, worked at Harrington Hoist, devoted husband and father

By on December 7, 2016

Clarence A. “Jack” Gantz, 62, of Denver, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Frances C. Gromling Gantz. He was the loving husband of Glenda Wolfe Gantz, and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in June of this year.

Jack was a hard working employee of Harrington Hoist, Manheim, as an powered assembler. He was a 1973 graduate of Manheim Central High School and Mount Joy Vo-tech, where he studied electrical occupations for three years.

Jack enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Potter County, the outdoors hunting, fishing, ATV riding, target shooting, and peace and quiet. He was a member of the Cocalico Sportsmen’s Club. Jack loved spending time with his family especially the grandchildren and going to watch them at their sporting events. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Glenda, is a son: Troy A. Gantz, fiancé of Staci J. Tobias, of Reinholds; a daughter: Janell L., wife of Jeffrey J. Merk, of East Earl: four grandsons: Tyler A. and Tanner A. Gantz of Reinholds, Christian J. and Preston J. Merk of East Earl; and three sisters: Nancy Aument and Karen Bechtold of Pequea; and Linda Wilson, wife of Billy Wilson of Alpha, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Doris Stum.

Services were held Dec. 6 at Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be sent in Jack’s memory to Boy Scouts of America, 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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