James V. ‘Jim’ Stauffer, 62, Buch Funeral Home and Landis Homes worker, Chiques COB musician

By on September 25, 2019

James V. “Jim” Stauffer, 62, of Manheim, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at his home.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul E. Stauffer and Mary Myers Stauffer Gochnauer; and the stepson of the late Mervin H. Gochnauer.

For over 20 years, Jim worked for the Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Previously, he was employed in the maintenance department for the Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz. Recently he was working part-time for Risser’s Poultry, Lititz.

Jim was an active and faithful member of Chiques Church of the Brethren, Manheim, where he served as the church custodian for many years. He also was active in both the bell and men’s choirs of the church as well as organist for services. Jim had a servant’s heart and volunteered at the church for many activities as well as helping neighbors and friends throughout the years.

Surviving is a sister: Judy, wife of Jim Bollinger of Manheim; three brothers: David, husband of Beth Stauffer of Elizabethtown; John, husband of Marlene Stauffer of Mount Joy; Richard, husband of Brenda Stauffer of Elizabethtown; a stepbrother: Raymond, husband of Denise Gochnauer; four stepsisters: Lois, wife of Ronald Weaver; Barbara, wife of Harvey Heller; Carol Morris; Thelma, wife of Michael Conklin; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Tom Stauffer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jim’s funeral service at the Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family in the family life center at the church on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be private in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Jim’s memory to Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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