Abram W. Longenecker Jr., 91, worked at Fuller Co., enjoyed working in his orchard, playing Hasenpfeffer

By on January 11, 2017

Abram W. Longenecker Jr., 91, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Abram lived many years on Hossler Road, Manheim, prior to his move to Pleasant View.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Abram W. and Alice Wunderlich Longenecker. He was the husband of the late Marguerite Shirey Kunselman Longenecker. Abram’s first wife was the late R. Aldine Miller Longenecker.

For many years Abram worked for the Fuller Co. in Manheim. He was a member of Lake View Bible Church, Manheim, where he was active with the men’s Bible class. Abram’s interests included: cooking, baking, gardening, being outdoors, working in his orchard, tinkering, and playing the card game of Hasenpfeffer.

Surviving are two daughters: Karen A., wife of Kenneth Summers, of Mount Joy; Carol A., wife of Edward Petrow, of Glenmoore; a son: Gerald W., husband of Jane Longenecker, of Harrisburg; four grandchildren: Kathryn Longenecker; Erin Longenecker; James Longenecker; Emily, wife of Ben Hoover; a brother: J. Harold Longenecker of Manheim; and three sisters: Fern Groff of Manheim; Janet Flack of Harrisburg; and Joyce, wife of Kenneth Smeltzer, of Manheim.

Services were held Jan. 10 in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Interment was in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Abram’s memory to: Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Lake View Bible Church Mission Fund, 383 Lake View Drive, Manheim, PA 17545.

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

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