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Stephen W. Kirkpatrick

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  • "Lynda and Family, Raymond and I are so sorry for your..."
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Stephen W. Kirkpatrick ANNVILLE Stephen Wayne Kirkpatrick, 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2013, after battling leukemia for seven years. Born April 23, 1947, in West Berlin, Pa., he was the son of Ray and Dorothy (Altland) Kirkpatrick. Stephen grew up at the Hershey Orchard and graduated from Hershey High School in 1965. Stephen was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, and graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Stephen is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Lynda (Spangler) Kirkpatrick; his son, Sean Kirkpatrick; and his daughter, Erin Eichfeld and her husband, Chris. Stephen is also survived by his brother, Robert Kirkpatrick and wife, Linda (Bohner); his sister, Carol (Kirkpatrick) Herr and husband, Robert; and his sister-in-law, Nancy (Plouse) Kirkpatrick. Stephen was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother, David Kirkpatrick. Stephen was a retired real estate analyst for Pennsylvania Power & Light, having worked there for 36 years. Prior to that, Stephen worked for the Hershey Electric Company. Stephen was a member of Lebanon Valley Bible Church. Stephen was an unassuming man of extreme wit and boundless generosity, who spent his life laboring tirelessly to provide for his family. Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon 17042, with Pastor John Hunt and Pastor Chandler Cutting, his pastors, officiating. Viewing will be Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Burial with military honors will follow in the Hershey Cemetery. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org); and/or Lebanon Valley Bible Church (lvbiblechurch.org). Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on July 14, 2013
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