Robert W. Stormfeltz87, Raymark chemist, WWII veteran

By on October 12, 2011

Robert W. "Bob" Stormfeltz, 87, formerly of Manheim, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Harry and Clara Weidman Stormfeltz. He was the husband of the late Arlene Plank Stormfeltz who died in February of this year.

Bob retired as a chemist at the former Raymark Industries, Manheim. He was a graduate of Manheim Central High School in 1943 and Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, in 1947 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a faithful member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, where he was involved in the choir and orchestra.

He was also a member of the Manheim Lions Club, American Chemical Society for 50 years, Moonlighters Orchestra, F&M Blue and White Singers and Swanton Community Band in Swanton, Vt. Bob actively volunteered at the Manheim and Warwick ambulance associations. His interests included, golfing, fishing and boating and he enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies. A handyman, Bob had the ability and knowledge to fix anything.

Surviving are a daughter: Carol Ann, wife of William G. Price Jr., of Naples, Fla.; a son: Daniel P. Stormfeltz, fiancé of Arlene Shaffer, of Lititz; four grandchildren: Matthew, husband of Molly Price; Jennifer, wife of Ted Parsons; Nathan Stormfeltz; and Emily Stormfeltz; a great-grandson: William Nathan Price; and a sister: Doris Hollinger, of Manheim.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Charles Stormfeltz; and a sister: Alberta Shovlin.

His funeral service was held in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, on Oct. 12, with Pastor James W. Roth officiating. Interment took place in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Bob’s memory to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 2 S. Hazel St., Manheim.

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