MCSHERRYSTOWN Randall P. Nehr, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Hemler) Nehr after 38 years together. Born August 23, 1935, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elwood and Florence (Flickinger) Nehr. Randy was retired from Sheridan Press and drove truck for most of his career. He enjoyed woodworking and wood carving. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict while serving in the Army for four years, and then in the Air Force for an additional six years. He was very involved in veteran organizations serving as past commander of Amvets Post 22 and as their Central Regent Commander, past commander of American Legion Post 14, past Adjutant of VFW Post 2506, and past Allied Veterans Council President. He assisted in the organization and operation of the POW/MIA Program with the American Legion for over 10 years and was instrumental in the placement of the Veterans Memorial at Codorus State Park. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Lani, Peggy Sue, Michael, and Randall, Jr.; three stepchildren, Denise, Dawn, and Donna; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Storm S. Nehr of Spring Grove and Barion Nehr of Georgia. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel officiating and military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Council. Burial will be private. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Randy may be made to the Veteran Organization of one's choice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Sept. 30, 2013