Donald Rettew, 59, WHS grad, worked at Lanco Graphics, Dylan fan, passionate about life

By on April 12, 2017

Donald (“Don” or “Donny”) Rettew, 59, passed away suddenly on April 2, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Robert and Lois Rettew, Spring City, and is also survived by his life partner, Patricia A. Shelly, of Lititz.

Donald graduated from Warwick High School in 1976. His life vocation was in printing. After graduating from high school, he began his employment at Wagaman’s Printing Co. in Lititz and worked there until moving to Utah in 1984. While there, he was employed by Herff Yearbooks for two and a half years. After returning to Lititz, Donald worked with longtime friend, Frank Brown, owner of Lanco Graphics, for a brief time before moving to Wisconsin. In 1988, Donald planted his roots back in Lititz and worked for Lanco Graphics for over 25 years. In 2013, Lanco Graphics was sold to Cornerstone Graphics; Donald continued to work there until his death.

Donald was a gentle soul who was passionate about life, family, friends, music (Bob Dylan in particular), the Philadelphia Eagles, and photography.

He will be missed and remembered by all who loved him.

May God bless and keep you always.

May your wishes all come true.

May you always do for others,

And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars,

And climb on every rung.

May you stay forever young.

A celebration of Donald’s life will be held in the near future.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lancaster Humane League or Feeding America.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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