Dennis Kiser61, Vietnam vet, building contractor

By on October 12, 2011

Dennis "Ed" Kiser, 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 unexpectedly at his home in Manheim.

Born in York, he spent the last 16 1/2 years married to his beloved wife, Nancy. Ed was the son of the late Norman and Dr. Marie Kiser of Landisville.

After graduating from York County Vocational Technical School in 1969, Ed served in the Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) during the Vietnam War. He belonged to the Manheim VFW. Ed was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Mount Joy. Ed spent much of his career as a building contractor in California, and after years of carpentry, he was employed by Aspen Dental as a denture technician. He enjoyed working with and building things with wood from homes to boats and woodcarving water fowl. Ed was an inventive tinkerer with a curious mind. He also enjoyed reading mystery novels.

He is also survived by a son: Ben, of York; two step-children: Jennifer Seymour, of Lancaster; and Steve Bryner, of Manheim; a sister: Jeani Kiser, of Loganville; and a brother: David, of York.

Interment services will be held privately, with a Celebration of Life service to be held Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 209 S. Market St., Mount Joy, with a luncheon at noon in the basement of the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to the Access Fund c/o St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

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