RED LION Robert H. Markel, 88, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Betty R. (Gentzler) Markel, to whom he was married for 69 years. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, with her grandson-in-law, the Rev. Robert A. Tucker officiating. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Red Lion Cemetery with full military rites provided by York County Veterans Honor Guard. Born March 14, 1925, in Red Lion, a son of the late Earl E. and Beatrice P. (Blouse) Markel, he was a 1942 graduate of Red Lion Area High School. Mr. Markel was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Following his military service, Mr. Markel worked for Everett Gemmill House Painting and the former Paul B. Neely Farm Implements. He later was a milkman with Quality & Service Dairy for 20 years and then retired from Duplex Paper and Printing Co. in Emigsville after 19 years of service. Mr. Markel was a member of Red Lion American Legion Post 543 and Hellam VFW Post 7045, AARP, and lifelong member at St. Paul United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed reading, fishing, and gardening. In addition to his wife, Mr. Markel is survived by a daughter, Lynn E. Smith of Red Lion; a son, Larry R. Markel of Windsor; five grandchildren, Lesa Tucker, Tracie Snyder, Nicole Miller, Joshua Markel, and Dustin Markel; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul U.M. Church, 45 First Avenue, Red Lion, PA 17356; or to In Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Home
35 Gotham Drive
Red Lion, PA 17356
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 20, 2014