LANCASTER C. Dwight Summers, 80, of Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, died Friday, March 21, 2014, after an extended illness. He was born on April 16, 1933, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late T. Stran and Caroline (Stone) Summers. He is survived by his current wife, Lois Patterson Summers, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Deborah Sweet Summers, who died in 2000. He attended McDonough School from 1946-1951. He then attended Cornell University, graduating in 1955 with a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he served as a first lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps (U.S. Army) from 1955-1957. Upon his return from Korea, he served as a Vice-President of Charles G. Summers, Jr. Inc. until 1984. He then worked in international sales for Hanover Brands until his retirement in 1995. He also served as state president of the Pennsylvania Jaycees in 1968, and as a board member of the Southern School Board and the York Hospital Board from 1970-1984 and 1971-1986, respectively. In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by a brother, Thomas of New Freedom; four children, Sue Fortman of New Freedom, Carol Landa of East Brunswick, N.J., Scott Summers of Collegeville, and Kristi Murray of Columbia, Md. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive him. There will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be held April 5, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at JJ Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom. Guests will be received for a light lunch immediately following the service at the home of Tom and Jane Summers, 12 Stone Ridge Drive, New Freedom. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601; or NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge, c/o Kathy Paxton, 3101 Benjamin Drive, Taneytown, MD. 21787.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2014