John R. Hess, 87, owned John’s Mower Service, had a positive attitude, enjoyed personal investing

By on May 24, 2017

John R. Hess, 87, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves his wife of 66 years: Daisy M. (Loose); his daughters: Linda, Carolyn, and Dorothy; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Born in Lancaster County, the son of Harvey and Helen (Stauffer) Hess, John spent most of his life in the Bernville area until 2004, when he and Daisy moved to the Luther Acres Retirement Community in Lititz.

John was a devout husband and father, and was a very active member of his church and local communities. He was the epitome of the self-made man, progressing over the years from work as a farmer to being a self-taught mechanic, to ultimately running his own small-engine repair business, John’s Mower Service.

John brimmed with curiosity, particularly about anything mechanical, and was a natural builder and inventor. He was a life-long learner, and in his later years, enjoyed gardening, personal investing, and working at his computer.

John brought incredible energy, hard work, and a positive attitude to everything he did and the many lives he touched. He will be sorely missed by his family and his wide circle of friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, at the Luther Acres Community Room, 250 St. Luke Ave, Lititz. Visitation is at 1 p.m., with the service starting at 2.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Luthercare, Attn: Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send online condolences, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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