John A. Scheffman Jr., 89, WWII vet, Shorty Mack’s owner, Manheim Auto Auction driver, avid hunter

By on July 20, 2016

John A. Scheffman Jr., 89, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Springvale, York County, he was the husband of Phyllis (McDaniel) Scheffman of Lancaster, and the son of the late John A. Scheffman Sr. and Anna Williams.

John was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 543, Red Lion; and the Izaak Walton League of America; and a member of the Varmint’s Den in Costello, Potter County.

Along with his wife, John was founder and owner of Shorty Mack’s, an ice cream shop on Columbia Avenue, from 1959 to 1989. He loved to make ice cream as much as he enjoyed eating it. Post-retirement, he was a driver for Manheim Auto Auction for 20 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; and also liked to go deep-sea fishing. Of the Protestant faith, he was an Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands: Belinda and Carl LeFever, and Melanie and Greg McMullen, all of Lancaster; and Jennifer and Sam Martin of Dallastown; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Henry; and two sisters: Charlotte and Louise.

Services were held July 16 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, with Pastor Jay Frey officiating. Burial was in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to American Heart/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693; or to Izaak Walton League of America, York Chapter No. 67, 7131 Iron Stone Hill Road, Dallastown, PA, 17313.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Lancaster General Hospital 7 North for their excellent care of John.

To place a condolence online, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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