LANCASTER, PA. | Clifford E. Sisler, 87, of Manor Township, Lancaster, PA, and Keuka Lake, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home. Born in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Powers) Sisler.
Cliff is survived by his loving wife Floris A. (Orton) Sisler. They were married on May 12, 1956 and this May will mark their 58th anniversary.
Veteran, he served with General Patton's 3rd Army.
Cliff was a proud alumnus of Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. At CUA he played on the Boxing, Baseball and Football teams. He also boxed and played baseball for the US Army.
He retired from Metavac, Inc. in Long Island, NY and previously worked at Corning Glass.
Cliff was a member the New York Athletic Club since 1946, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council #6810, American Legion, Kingston, PA, a former member of Corning Country Club, former President of United States Naval Academy Parents Club of Long Island, and founder of the Order of St. Francis in Corning, NY.
An avid sportsman, he loved the game of golf and vacationing at his lake home every summer.
Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Edward C. Sisler, of Mountville, PA, daughter, Diane L., wife of Wes Tew, of Clarksburg, MD, two granddaughters, Sarah Tew and Pharoah Sisler-Dubetz, a brother, Howard Sisler, husband of Maureen, of Three Bridges, NJ, two sisters- in-law, Marjorie, wife of William Olmstead, and Nancy, wife of Louis Larsen, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, William E. Sisler in 1981.
Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12 noon at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601. A visitation will be at the church from 11AM-12 noon. Interment will be private in Long Island, NY. Military Honors will be rendered at church following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to funds at either the United States Naval Academy or the Catholic University of America:
• The William Ernest Sisler '83 Memorial Honor Scholarship, United states Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Programs, 25 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Phone: 410-295-4095 or 800-468-7623.
• The Catholic University of America, Office of Institutional Advancement, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington D.C. 20064. Please place "Athletics" and "Clifford Sisler" on the memo line of this donation.
To send the family online condolences, please visit: SnyderFuneralHome.com
, Charles F. Snyder, Jr., Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100.