Harold L. ‘Hal’ Mountz, 85, Marine, G.R. Klinefelter Marine Underwriters VP, avid boater

By on April 13, 2016

Harold L. “Hal” Mountz, 85, of Lititz, died peacefully Monday, April 4, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Harold L. Sr. and Mary Eckenroth Mountz. Hal was the loving husband of Inge L. Boehner Mountz; they observed their 16th wedding anniversary in February of this year. His first wife, Mary Jane Hartranft Mountz, died in 1991.

Hal worked as manager, and later served as vice president for G.R. Klinefelter Marine Underwriters, Ephrata; previously he was employed as a store manager for the former Arlan’s Department Store in Lancaster. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim. A veteran, Hal served in the U.S. Marines. His memberships included: Ephrata Masonic Lodge 665, Reading Consistory, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, and Lancaster Power Squadron. Hal had a life-long interest and passion for boating; he was proud of receiving his captain’s boating license. Earlier in his life Hal enjoyed hunting, fishing, and photography. He will be lovingly missed by his beloved dog, Flip.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Inge, are three daughters: Sharon Lynn Mountz of Lancaster; Julie Ann Mountz of Ephrata; Debra Dull of Ephrata; stepson: Hans Shore of Mount Joy; step daughter: Susan Frederick of Manheim; two grandchildren: Tiffany Baker, Jason Dull; two step-grandchildren: Taylor and Robby Frederick; one great-granddaughter: Alyssa Dull; a sister: Marcia, wife of Barry Stamm, of Allons, Tenn.; two brothers: Mark, husband of Maxine Mountz, of Bethany Beach, Del.; and Richard “Larry,” husband of Delores Mountz, of Ooltewah, Tenn.

Preceding him in death is a son-in-law: Chester Dull; and two brothers: Ronald and Leonard Mountz.

Services were held April 8 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Hal’s memory to: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

To send the family o-line condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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