Gerald Remley

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Gerald Remley LANCASTER Gerald Remley, 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Pleasant View Retirement Community. He was the husband of Mary Anne Houtz Remley, with whom he celebrated 32 years of marriage this past November 21st. Born in Berwick, Pa. he was the son of the late Gerald and Alice Remley. Gerry had worked for 30 years for Bell Atlantic and AT&T as a Marketing Administrator. Following his retirement, he drove for Conestoga Tours for 17 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War as Storekeeper Second Class. Gerry was an original member of the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard, was an original member, musician and director of the Sound of Roses band, a member of the Malta Band and was past president of Lancaster and Conestoga Sertoma Clubs. He was a member of the F&A Masonic Lancaster Lodge 43. He enjoyed music, playing the trumpet, and traveling, especially cruising. He was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ in Lancaster, where he was a longtime choir member and a former deacon. In addition to his wife, Mary Anne, he is survived by his son, Barry married to Paula A. Remley of Millersville; his granddaughter, Kelly Ferguson; and his half-sister, Gail Lehman of Selinsgrove. He is also survived by his two sisters-in-law: Irene married to Russell Atkins and Ruth married to Wasel Schpuntow; his five nephews: Jim, Richard, Bill and Phillip Atkins and Stefan Schpuntow; his nieces, Patricia Bachman, Judy Phillips and Barbara Craver, 19 grand nieces and nephews, and 16 great grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ed Ferguson; his sisters, Joyce Craver and Sharon Reeder; and by his brother, Donald Remley. Friends will be received on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA, with the Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. William Worley officiating. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gerry's memory to First Reformed UCC, 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602; or to Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard, Box 8601, Lancaster, PA 17604-8601. Gerry's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Lancaster General Hospital, 7 Lime and Pleasant View Retirement Community for their great care and commitment provided to Gerry. To send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 27, 2014
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