Donald E. Hinerdeer, 88, Manheim Chrysler Plymouth parts manager, active at St. Paul’s UMC

By on May 11, 2016

Donald E. Hinerdeer, 88, of Manheim, died peacefully Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry B. and Laura Adams Hinerdeer. Don was the husband of Phyllis Shenenberger Showers Hinerdeer, and they would have observed their 27th wedding anniversary this month. His first wife was the late Joan Rothenberger Hinerdeer who died in June 1987.

Don worked more than 55 years for the Chrysler Corp. and Manheim Chrysler Plymouth as a parts manager and later as a courtesy driver. He was recognized for his many years of faithful service in the National Auto Dealer’s Magazine. Don joined his local auto parts guild when it was formed. Over time, he served in every elected capacity, including, president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Don had a lifetime passion for automobiles.

He was an active and faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim, where he served as an usher, and as a deacon and elder on the church council. Don was a 1946 graduate of the former Manheim High School. He was also a long time member of the “Manheim Ramblers,” a local walking and hiking group. Don loved traveling and going to Florida every chance he could. He surrounded himself with friends and family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Kathy J., wife of Samuel M. Martin, of New Holland; Donna H., wife of Douglas Givler, of Landisville; two stepsons: Jeff, husband of Grace Showers, of Elizabethtown; Jamie Showers of Manheim; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother: Harold, husband of Annette Hinerdeer, of Lancaster; and three sisters: Gladys Long of Tucson, Ariz.; Doris LeGrand of Media; Shirley, wife of Nevin Krentz, of Ames, Iowa.

Services were held May 8 in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Interment was in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Don’s memory to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 129, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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