Charles Herman Kirchner Jr., 75, Vietnam vet, Armstrong worker, enjoyed dining at The Cat’s Meow

By on December 20, 2017

Charles Herman “Herm” Kirchner Jr., 75, of Manheim, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles Herman Kirchner Sr. and the late Ida Mae (Hoover) Kirchner. He was the loving husband of Patricia Ann (Morrison) Kirchner, with whom he shared over 50 years of marriage.

Herm was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. He worked for Armstrong World Industries as a department manager for 30 years.

He enjoyed going to his weekly spot at the Cat’s Meow Restaurant in Manheim along with his wife and many friends. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by a son: Scott Kirchner, husband of Jenifer of Columbia; daughter: Kelli Stouch, wife of Eric of Manheim. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Meghan, Erin, Colin, and Jack; one great-granddaughter: Nora; a sister: Regina Smith, wife of Jerry of Fort Mill, S.C.; two brothers: Sam Kirchner, husband of Pat of Lititz; and Keith Kirchner, husband of Chris of Lancaster.

Services were held Dec. 15 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, Manheim, with Fr. Stephen Weitzel as celebrant. Interment followed in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Herm’s memory may be made to St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 110 N. Oak St, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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