Morris M. Sapovits Jr.77, Navy veteran, police officer, volunteer

By on February 22, 2012

Morris "Mac" M. Sapovits Jr., 77, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Morris M. and Elizabeth Jones Sapovits Sr. He was the husband of Virginia "Ginny" Huber Sapovits, and they would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 21.

Mac was a graduate of Nether Providence High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served as a police officer with the Nether Providence Township Police Department.

He retired as an insurance agent with Prudential after 22 years, and following retirement he worked 15 years for the Manheim Auto Auction. He was a member of the Lititz Moravian Church, where he served as a trustee, an elder and a diener. Mac was a life member of the Garden City Fire Company, a member of the AMBUCS, served on the board of Lititz Youth Soccer and he was instrumental in the planning for the rebuilding of the Lititz Train Station.

He enjoyed salt water fishing, being on the water and was a fan of the Philadelphia sports teams.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Rick, husband of Cindy Sapovits, of Exton; Lynne Bari, of Phoenixville; Marc, husbando Lisa Sapovits, of Rutledge; Jason, husband of Laura Morris, of Marietta; six grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a brother: Richard Lawrance, of Sacramento, Calif.; and a sister: Ann, wife of Doug Reece, of Media.

Mac was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson: Christopher Rittenhouse Johenning.

Mac’s life celebration service was held at Lititz Moravian Church, Lititz, on Feb. 18. Interment took place in the Moravian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share fondest memories of Mac, visit lifecelebration.com.