Michael L. Hollinger. 68, Army Reserves vet, Heil Trailer retiree, Manheim Historical Society volunteer

By on August 3, 2016

Michael L. Hollinger, 68, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by his family and close friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Theodore H. and Anna Mae Miller Hollinger. Mike was the loving husband of Beverly L. Graybill Hollinger, and they observed their 46th wedding anniversary in December.

Mike received an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Thompson Institute, Harrisburg. In 2011 Mike retired from Heil Trailer International, Lancaster, where he was employed for more than 42 years serving in many positions, including regional sales manager. Following retirement he continued to work as a consultant for the Heil Co.

In his early years, Mike served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim; and the Manheim American Legion. For the past several years, Mike was a valued, faithful member, and volunteer for the Manheim Historical Society as the facilities manager for all the buildings cared for by the organization. A life-long passion for cars, trucks, and anything on wheels led Mike to spend hours working on cars and participating in drag racing in his younger days. He was a member of the Porsche Club of America.

Other interests included: performing any type of yard work, designing unique landscaping, and rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies. Mike had experience and knowledge to be able to fix anything; he would always be willing to help out a friend in need. His caring heart and devotion to his family and friends was known by all.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Bev, is a daughter: Jennifer L. Hollinger, fiancée of Robert K. “Bob” Dyer, of Lancaster, who Mike was especially close to and thought of as a son; a granddaughter: Molly Dyer who filled Mike’s heart with so much love; a brother: Bruce A. Hollinger of Lititz; and a nephew: Doug Hollinger of Lititz.

A memorial service was held Aug. 2 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Mike’s memory to Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, Financial Development Office, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Make checks payable to SPRC.

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

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