John Michael ‘Mike’ Lefever, 40, Ultra Electronics technician, outdoorsman, loved riding in his Jeep

By on January 24, 2018

John Michael “Mike” Lefever, 40, of Lititz, died peacefully at home following a five-year courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of John M. and Patti L. Weachter Lefever.

Mike graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, with an associate’s degree in electronics. For 16 years Mike worked as an electronics technician for Ultra Electronics, Lancaster. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz.

Mike had a life-long passion for the outdoors; he spent countless hours enjoying spotting wildlife and birdwatching from the family cabin in Sullivan County, to watching for Eagles in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. He loved to drive his Jeep anywhere the roads would take him. He passionately rooted for his two favorite teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.

Surviving in addition to his parents: John and Patti; is a brother: Bryan M., husband of Krista Lefever of Lancaster, four nieces: Kelsi, Mackenzie, Elliet, and Logan; a maternal grandmother: Gladys Weachter of Elm, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death is a maternal grandfather: William Weachter; and paternal grandparents: Patricia and John Lefever.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mike’s memorial service at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, on Friday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday afternoon from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. The family wishes to encourage everyone attending the service to wear “Eagles” or casual attire for Mike’s service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in Mike’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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