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Ralph L. Lauer Sr.

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YORK Ralph L. Lauer, Sr., 88, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Colonial Manor. He was the husband of Elinor M. (Loucks) Lauer, who passed away on October 4, 2011. The couple wed on October 25, 1947, and had been married for 64 years. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, with Certified Celebrant Betty Frey officiating. A viewing will be from 4 to 5 p.m. prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Greenmount Cemetery, 721 Carlisle Ave., York, with full military honors provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A funeral cortege will meet at the entrance of the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Born on January 8, 1925, in York, he was a son of the late Curtis and Maria (Wintermyer) Lauer. Ralph was a graduate of William Penn Sr. High School and worked as a tool and die maker for York International for 41 years until his retirement. Mr. Lauer served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was stationed on the U.S.S. Arkansas. Ralph enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed roller skating and playing tennis with his family and friends. Mr. Lauer is survived by two sons, Ralph Lauer, Jr. of York and Alan Lauer of Harrisburg; one daughter, Susan Smith of York; three grandchildren, Mitchell Lauer, Aubrie Smith, and Chelsea Smith; one great-grandson, Jacob Lauer; and one brother, Paul Lauer of York. He was preceded in death by a sister, Fairi Lauer. Memorial contributions may be made to the , Greater PA Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 27, 2013
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