John J. Fansler Jr., 67, Vietnam vet, worked at Wyeth Labs, fire police volunteer, enjoyed fishing

By on November 30, 2016

John J. Fansler Jr., 67, of Lancaster, and formerly of Manheim, died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Pauline Floye Bingeman Fansler of Manheim, and the late John J. Fansler. John was the loving husband of Judy L. Weidman Fansler, and they would have observed their 39th wedding anniversary on Dec. 4.

John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. For over 20 years John worked in the production department of Wyeth Laboratories in Marietta. He was a life member of the Manheim Township Fire Rescue Southern Manheim Station where he volunteered many years as a fire policeman. John enjoyed fishing at the family cottage in Peach Bottom; and in his early years loved to travel with his father to the family cabin in Centre County to go hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Judy, is a daughter: Krista Fansler of Lancaster; and three granddaughters: Lauren, Kaitlin and Natalie.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be sent to the Tommy Foundation, 1390 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603; or American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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

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