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Rev. John A. Denlinger

Denlinger YORK Rev. John A. Denlinger, 71, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster. He was the husband of Mary H. (Fahringer) Denlinger. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 450 W. Main St., Mountville, with the Pastor Mark Billow, Rev. Vernon Baum, and Pastor Megan Malick officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Geiple Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Main St. Glen Rock, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Denlinger was born on December 29, 1941, in Lancaster, a son of the late Arthur A. and Violet Mae (Lamparter) Denlinger. John graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy as Valedictorian from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC in 1965, and Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1970. He was ordained in June of 1970 at his home church, Trinity Reformed UCC in Mountville. He was a minister for 42 years, serving churches in Lansdale, Lititz, McClure, York, and Shrewsbury. John was a compassionate man who extended himself to helping others. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, enjoyed nature, and all of God's creation. He was not afraid to let his joy of life show for all the world to see. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela S. Moyer of Selinsgrove and Bethany A. Eckley of Warriors Mark; two sons, Mark A. Denlinger of Leander, Texas and Todd A. Denlinger of Warriors Mark; three grandchildren, Merrick, Haley, and Hannah; and a brother, Ronald E. Denlinger of Mountville. He was predeceased by a sister Mary Jane Keck. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144-2488; or to the Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West James St., Lancaster, PA 17603; or to St. Paul's (Zeiglers) Lutheran Church, 4258 Zeigler's Church Rd, Seven Valleys, PA 17360; Pets Come First 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828; Heavenly Paws, 3678 Aldinger Rd Seven Valleys, PA 17360. Condolences may be shared at geiple.com

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Geiple Funeral Home
53 Main Street Glen Rock, PA 17327
(717) 235-6822

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 23, 2013
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