Nelson L. Haines, 65, Nel’s Auto Service owner, father of two, enjoyed time with his grandkids

By on December 21, 2016

Nelson L. Haines, 65, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.

He was the husband of Chere Landis Haines, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage this past Jan. 3. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ralph R. and Maxine O. Miller Haines.

Nelson had been an auto mechanic and the owner of Nel’s Auto Service of Lititz for the past 38 years. He loved working on cars and spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed many social clubs throughout the area.

In addition to his wife, Chere, he is survived by his daughter: Jennifer Haines-Murtha of Lititz; and his son, Michael L., married to Amy Haines, of Lititz; six grandchildren: Travis, Cassidy, Zoey, Marley, Abbey, and Patrick; and his siblings: Kendall D., married to Patty Haines; Gordon N., married to Lynn Haines; Kathy, married to Art Gibble; Steven C., married to Sharon Haines; and Denise E., married to Bryce Gillogly.

He was preceded in death by his grandson: Jack.

A memorial was held Dec. 18 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz.

Please omit flowers, making contributions in Nelson’s memory to the Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, Hershey, PA 17033.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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