John A. Stehman, Sr.

By on December 23, 2013

95, WWII veteran, Hersheypark retiree

John A. Stehman, Sr., 95, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Cedar Haven Nursing Home, where he had resided since May.

Born in Florin, he was the husband of Mary E. Parmer Stehman. He was the son of the late John B. and Etta Rineer Stehman.

John formerly worked for the Hershey Estates and retired from the maintenance department working for Hersheypark (HERCO). He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during World War II.

After his retirement, John learned to play the organ and was a member of the Hanover and York Organ Clubs. He enjoyed woodworking and swimming.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: Mary Ann, wife of Joseph Negron, Mt. Joy; John A. Stehman, Jr., husband of Marlene Stehman, Lebanon; Gloria Jean Gordon, Elizabethtown; George E., husband of Beverly Stehman, Manheim; and Robert W., husband of Deena Stehman, Elliottsburg; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; four sisters: Ruth Smith and Jean, wife of Mike Waybright, all of Palmyra; Annabel, wife of Frank Greenly, Newville; Norma, wife of Tom Fogie, Maytown; and a sister-in-law, Freda Stehman, Columbia. He was preceded in death by wife, Anna Edith (Murphy) Stehman; five sisters, Arlene, Joyce, Nancy Stehman, Delores Byers, Fern Kelton; and a brother, Jay Stehman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend John’s life celebration service at the Boyer Funeral Home, 144 E. High St., Elizabethtown, on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fred Bieber officiating. Interment will be at West Greentree Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, 745 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17022.

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