Lloyd William Sheely III Fitness consultant, organized cancer retreat

By on October 10, 2012

Thursday, Oct, 4, 2012, Lloyd "Bill" William Sheely III joins the angels that he so dearly loved. We should rejoice for Bill as he joins his family that had preceded him in death : Lloyd William II, Emma, Cliff and Barbara. A warrior to the very end, Bill fought a courageous battle with cancer for seven years.

He was born May 13, 1954 in Lancaster but enjoyed much of his adult life living in more rural areas like Mount Gretna, Marietta and Lititz. Bill also spent a few years in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. At his time of death, Bill resided in Lititz with his companion, Karen Stauffer Fritz.

Bill was a 1972 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, where he excelled in soccer and basketball. Bill went on to get his teaching certification in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg University, where he also played basketball. Bill introduced Nautilus fitness equipment to Central Pennsylvania in the late ’70s as one of Central Pennsylvania’s most innovative fitness consultants. Bill, a follower of Jesus Christ, attended Community Fellowship Church in Lancaster. Bill loved nature and was an avid walker, hiker and beach lover. Bill volunteered at the Cancer Treatment Center of America as an ambassador for fellow cancer victims. In addition, Bill organized a cancer retreat at Mount Pocono Camp Ground, for both cancer patients and their caregivers. Bill loved his Sixth Ward Park buddies, both male and female, and celebrated his love of Sixth Ward Park in 2012 with a Sixth Ward Park reunion called March Gladness.

Bill is survived by his brother: Mike Sheely of Lancaster; and a daughter: Erin Michelle Devlin, whom he never stopped loving.

A celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Community Fellowship Church, 200 Bethel Drive, Lancaster, with Pastor Bobby Parschauer officiating. Following the celebration at the church, there will be a social for Bill’s friends and family. "Later gator…got ya last!"

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Camp CaN-doo Mount Pocono Camp Ground, Inc. 30 Edgewood Road, Mount Pocono, PA 18344.

To send the family online condolences, visit snyderfuneralhome.com.

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