YORK James (Jim) M. Metzler, 75, died Friday, December 20, 2013, at York Hospital with his family by his side. He found his soulmate in Daun A. (Decker) Metzler, to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in York on July 21, 1938, Jim was the son of the late Norman R. and Mary A. (Talay) Metzler. Jim graduated from York Catholic High School in 1957 and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Key West. He returned to York and worked as an engineer at Fincor Electronics Division-IMO Industries, Inc. for 28 years. During that time he traveled to many foreign countries including Mexico, Germany, Japan and England, working on the drives he designed for printing presses. Jim loved spending time with family and friends, telling stories of his past adventures and playing cards and golf with his friends. He loved to travel, visiting Alaska, Hawaii and many other places, but his favorite trip was visiting the national parks in the western states. No one ever met Jim without hearing one of his stories. He always had time to share one. In addition to his wife Daun, Jim is survived by three daughters, Vicki S. Zakaria of Lawrenceville, N.J., Beth A. Lutz and her husband Neal of York, and Jane A. Walker and her husband Doug of Madison, Ala. Jim also loved his seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons and enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could. He also is survived by a brother, N. Michael Metzler of York; and a sister, Mary Ann Snyder of Grove City, Pa. A brother, Joseph Metzler of Wilmington, Del., preceded him in death. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane York, 17404, with his pastor, the Rev. Stanley Combs officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be private at Mount Rose Cemetery. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 2114 W. Market St., are entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church 17404; or the American
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 23, 2013