Rodney K. Gantz62, Johnson & Johnson retiree, Warwick sports fan

By on March 15, 2012

Rodney K. Gantz, 62, of Lititz, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with his Lord Friday, March 9, 2012, at Hospice of Lancaster County.

Rod had a strong spirit through his long illness. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Clarence and Marie Kauffman Gantz. He was the husband of Sharon Irwin Gantz for 41 years.

A graduate of Penn Manor High School, Rod retired from Johnson & Johnson in Lititz in 2011.

He enjoyed worshipping God at Lancaster County Bible Church on Saturday and Faith Bible Fellowship Church on Sunday, where he was a member for many years. He also enjoyed going to Warwick sporting events. He was an active volunteer for the Lancaster Area Kidney Association, serving as treasurer.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, Rod will be lovingly missed by his daughter: Kelli Lynne, wife of James Lowrey; grandchildren: Kiersten, Kolton and McKenna, all of Maytown; and his siblings: Clarence L., husband of Joanne Gantz; Jerry, husband of Donna Gantz; and Janice, wife of John McCourt.

Rod cared so much for others and will be missed by the many friends he made during his life and by his faithful dachshunds: Chloe, Oskar and Rylee.

A celebration of Rod’s life will be held March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, with the Rev. David A. Thomann and Chaplain Tom Dodge officiating. Interment will take place in Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lancaster Area Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1446, Lancaster, PA 17604; Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 151 Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603; Lancaster County Bible Church, 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, or hospiceoflancaster.org.

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

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