Richard H. Metzler, 86, Korea vet, Packaging  Corp. driver, enjoyed lawn mowing, camping

By on January 23, 2019

Richard H. “Dick” Metzler, 86, of Manheim passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle, Lititz.

Born in Warwick Township, he was the son of the late Clarence H. and Emma Heisey Metzler. He was the loving husband of Norene E. Bugg Metzler, and they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in August.

Dick retired after 28 years as a tractor trailer driver for Packaging Corporation of America, Lancaster. Previously, he worked for Sico Company, Mount Joy. Dick was a member of East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim, and he proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. His interests included gardening, farming, camping, snowmobiling and mowing his lawn. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Tennessee and Maine.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: Ross, husband of Sonya Metzler of Manheim.

Funeral services were held at the Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, on Jan. 18. Interment was in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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