John C. Zug, Jr.

By on January 17, 2014

64, mechanic, National Guard veteran, WHS grad

John C. Zug, Jr., 64, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Donna J. Coble Zug and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. He is the son of Kathryn Harsh Zug and the late J. Clair Zug.

John was a machine mechanic and was currently working for Scantron Printing. He also worked for the former Wagaman Brothers.

He graduated from Warwick High School and DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago. He proudly served his country with the Army National Guard.

John had a love for NASCAR, and enjoyed going to Carlisle, Maple Grove, and Watkins Glen for races. He also worked on all types of cars, motorcycles, and took pleasure listening to all types of music. He and Donna also benefited from the Fulton Opera House shows. He liked to watch the Eagles, Bears and followed the Carolina Panthers. John had a passion for peanut M&Ms and chocolate chip cookies.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three children: Joseph R. Zug, Lititz; Corinne E. Zug, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Nicole Rhodes, Lititz; two brothers: Dr. Ronald Good, husband of Alice Garman Good; Thomas L., husband of Michelle McCall Zug, Lititz; and a sister: Kathy Zug Smith, wife of Curtis Smith, Kleinfeltersville.

He adored his grandson, Aiden L. Soders, and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend John’s life celebration memorial service at the Spacht Funeral Home in Lititz Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. with The Rev. James R. Gable, Jr., officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.