Harry Leon Hess, 87, WWII vet, founded Building Systems, beloved by his family

By on May 21, 2014


Harry Leon Hess of Lititz, fell asleep in death May 14, 2014 at the age of 87.

He was born to Harry E. and Teresa Hess, August 13, 1926, in Lancaster.

Harry served in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Conklin from 1944-1947.

Harry worked as an architectural draftsman and in sales. He was retired from J.C. Snavely & Sons. He then started his own business, Building Systems. Harry was known for his kind smile and caring ways. He is remembered as a truly loving husband, father and friend.

Harry had a strong faith which he enjoyed sharing. He lovingly served the Fruitville Pike Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation as an Elder. He enjoyed time spent with his family, vacations at the beach, playing cards, and breakfast with friends.

He is survived by Doris, his loving wife of 65 years; son: Michael and his wife Linda of Mountville; daughter: Julie of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Joseph Hess; and sister: Edna Sample.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 921 Fruitville Pike, Lititz. Friends may offer condolences beginning at 12:30 p.m. and also immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 921 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Harry’s assured hope. John 5:25-29; Psalm 37: 11, 28-29; Proverbs 2: 20-21; Romans 8: 38-39.

Online condolences can be made to LancasterCremations.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Services of Lancaster.

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