David S. Buckwalter, Realtor, owned Buckwalter Construction, enjoyed woodworking and golf

By on February 22, 2017

David S. Buckwalter, of Lititz, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Narvon, he was the son of the late Ralph and Catherine (Shelly) Buckwalter.

David worked as a Realtor for many years, most recently for Town and Country Realty. Formerly, he was a co-owner of Clover Realty. A carpenter and builder, he owned Buckwalter Construction until 1981 and built 150 to 200 homes in Lancaster County during the 1960s.

David cared about his community and was a member/past president of the Bareville-Leola-Leacock Lions Club where he received a Melvin Jones Fellow Award; a member of the Realtors Association; and a past member of the Rotary. He enjoyed golf and especially woodworking. He often gave a number of his wood turnings as presents to family and friends.

David is survived by his wife: Linda; children: Donna Leaman, Mount Joy; Dennis, married to Marlene Buckwalter; Tammy L. Sweet, all of Lancaster; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; stepsons: Tracy, married to Jan Biddle, Canton, Ohio; Troy, married to Christine Biddle, Beaufort, S.C.; one step-grandson; two brothers: Raymond, married to Margie Buckwalter; Paul, married to the late Jane Buckwalter; three sisters: Dorothy, married to the late William Fegley; Pearl, married to Emil Schulze; Ruth Ann, married to Kenneth Bensing; half-brother: Leon, married to Audrey Buckwalter; half-sister: Evelyn, married to John Fischer.

He was preceded in death by a grandson: Joshua Buckwalter; brothers: Lloyd, Carl, and Irvin; sisters: Grace Baxter and Irma Sager.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola. A time to greet the family will be held an hour prior to the service.

Memorials are welcomed to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602; or Bareville-Leola-Leacock Lions c/o Norman Weaver, 896 Hornig Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at FurmanFuneralHome.com.

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