YORK Michael D. Litten, 63, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster. Born July 26, 1949, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of Fay (Barr) Litten of York and the late Marcellus D. Litten. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving during Vietnam. Michael was a former manager of Arby's in Lancaster. He was a graduate of Central York High School and enjoyed traveling to Cancun every year. In addition to his mother, Fay, he is survived by a sister, Nancy L. Hartman of York; dear friends, Joan Weeks, George Knaub, and Linda Miller all of York; nephew and caregiver, William Runkle of York; three nieces, Michele Knickman and her husband, Robbie of York, Mindy Wantz and her husband, Robert of York, and Malissa Hilliard and her husband, John of York; a nephew, Robert Runkle of Pittsburgh; and five great nieces and nephews, Amaya Hartman, William Price, Kylie Knickman, Shannon Hilliard, and Shawn Hilliard. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Runkle who died in 1997. We are thankful to the good Lord for giving us 63 wonderful years with Michael. It is with heavy hearts that we return Michael to our Lord but know he is among our family and friends that have preceded him to heaven. Michael was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. His heart was filled with love for all the people he touched. Always so good, unselfish, and kind, the most encompassing soul ever lent to this earth. Few on this earth his equal, we found him honorable and upright in all his ways. Loyal and true to the end of his days. You will never be forgotten dear son, brother, uncle and friend. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York. The Rev. Allison J. Beaulieu, Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of York, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. Flag presentation cemetery will be held by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A viewing will be held Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. www.etzweiler.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 11, 2013