Charles H. Weidler, 78, worked at AMP, enjoyed woodworking, Porsches, and nature

By on July 15, 2015

Charles H. Weidler, 78, Lititz, died peacefully at home Tuesday, July 7, 2015, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Anne Wolpert Weidler, to whom he was married for 58 years.

A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Dorothy Hartman Weidler. He graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1955 and the Pennsylvania State University ­ York. He was employed for 37 years with AMP Inc. and was the holder of many patents in the electronics field.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two children: David C. Weidler, husband of Debbie C. Weidler, of Lititz; and Beth Anne Weidler and her husband, Stephen M. James, of League City, Texas; his four grandchildren: Erin K. Weidler of Baltimore, Md., Jonathan D. Weidler of Lancaster, and Emily R. James and Samuel D. James , both of League City, Texas; and his sister: Janet Magee of Oroville, Calif.

He leaves his family as his legacy; he was a loving and generous husband, and an astounding father and grandfather.

Chuck was a man who made little pieces of wood out of big pieces of wood, mainly building boxes with handmade dovetails, a skill he learned at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in his retirement. He was a Guinness beer drinker, a John Wayne fan, a Porsche lover (although he only owned one), and a longtime Volvo driver. He loved puns and word searches. He appreciated beauty and nature in all its forms. He also was a volunteer land steward for the Lancaster County Conservancy for some years.

Services were held July 14 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Burial was at Millersville Mennonite Church.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 S. West End Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, or Luthercare, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit DeBordSnyder.com. DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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