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Lester H. Deardorff

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YORK Lester Herbert Deardorff, 87, formerly of Westminster, Md., died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York. Born in Westminster, he was the son of the late Lester E. and Ethel Bitzel Deardorff. He was the husband of Jean Marie Long Deardorff, his wife of 62 years, who died in September, 2009. Herb was a 1943 graduate of New Windsor High School. He joined the Navy and served during World War II on board the USS Janssen DE 396. He worked at Quality Cleaners in Westminster and went on to work for the State of Maryland until he retired. He was a member of Shiloh American Legion Post 791 in York, and a former member of Post 31 of Westminster. He was also a past member of St. John's Church of Westminster. Herb is survived by his son, Michael A. Deardorff of Westminster; his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy D. and Joy K. Deardorff of Temecula, Calif.; granddaughters, Kandacei Deardorff Jones and Sydney J. Deardorff; great-grandchild, Madison Jones; his sister, Alice Lockard; and sister-in-law, Aileen Long. He was predeceased by sister Jean A. Deardorff, brother Franklin E. Deardorff and grandson Ryan M. Deardorff. Funeral services are provided by Pritts Funeral Home and interment will be at Krider's Cemetery on Krider's Church Road near Westminster at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Normandie Ridge Benevolent Fund, Albright Care Services, 90 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 12, 2013
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