Larry Richard Fittery, 73, Navy vet, mechanical designer at Graybill Tool & Die, attended Lititz CoB

By on April 20, 2016

Larry Richard Fittery, 73, of Manheim, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was the loving husband of Nancy J. (Eckert) Fittery for 42 years. He was born in Lebanon to the late John S. and Blanch (Moyer) Fittery.

Larry graduated from Elizabethtown High School and attended Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Bristol (DD-857) as a machinist’s mate 3rd class during the Vietnam era.

He worked for Graybill Tool and Die, Manheim, as a mechanical designer. He designed equipment for Hershey Foods and Harley Davidson, and earned some patents doing work for Black and Decker/DeWalt.

An active member of Lititz Church of the Brethren for 33 years, he had a servant’s heart. Larry enjoyed short-term missions in New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

Larry is survived by his loving wife: Nancy; his daughter: Cheryl Stuart-Vail, wife of George, and their children, Bethany, Cali, and Belle Stuart-Vail, all of Amherst, N.H.; and his sister: Mildred “Micki” Farver of Palmyra.

His brother, Robert Fittery, preceded Larry in death.

A celebration of Larry’s life was held April 15 at Lititz Church of the Brethren. Private interment will be in the church memorial gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Haiti may be made to Feed My Sheep Ministry Inc., c/o Betsy Longenecker, 811 Lincoln Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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