Chris J. Gumbert, 51, Cooper Printing supervisor, E. Pete youth sports coach, Civil War enthusiast

By on November 15, 2017

Chris J. Gumbert, 51, of Manheim, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Born in McKeesport, he was the son of Dianna Kelley Shank of Mount Joy. He was the loving husband of Heidi M. Krause Gumbert, and they just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in October.

A 1984 graduate of Hempfield High School, Chris was a supervisor at Cooper Printing, New Danville. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg, where he served as an usher and played softball for the church team.

Chris enjoyed coaching East Petersburg youth baseball, basketball and football. He was also a PIAA football official, and was a member of the East Hempfield Republican Committee. His interests included camping; history, especially Civil War times; and he loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two children: Ty Gumbert, husband of Valerie Malzone of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jessica Gumbert, at home; and a sister: Kelley, wife of Kevin Spigelmyer of Dillsburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Chad Gumbert; and a sister: Jennifer Lewis.

Services were held Nov. 13 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Petersburg. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Chris’ memory to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund or Youth Group Mission Fund, 1905 Broad St., East Petersburg, PA 17520.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was in charge of the arrangements.

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