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Donald G. Schlosser

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YORK Donald G. Schlosser, 86, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Donald was the husband of Frances Mae (Wherley) Schlosser, who died in 2012. He was born in York, on June 27, 1928, to his parents, the late Robert S. and Matilda (Stackhouse) Schlosser. Donald was a former employee of the State of PA as a Local Government Services Consultant and as a City Councilman in the office of Director of Community Development for the City of York. He was also a Volunteer at the Gettysburg National Park as a guide at the visitor's center and on the cemetery walks for more than 10 years. In additon, he gave lectures on the Gettysburg Address. He was a 1946 graduate of William Penn Senior High School and a member of Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene. Donald was an avid reader of history - military, WWII and especially the Civil War. Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was involved in the Boy Scouts and achieved the level of Star Scout in Troop 37 at the Jewish Community Center in York City. Donald loved to travel with his wife. They made four trips to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, several European trips, as well as the American Southwest. At the early age of 17, he enlisted in the service, ran a NCO club, a theater on the base, and sang with a big band - The Banana Riverettes. He also booked USO tours for the Banana River Naval Base, which later became Cape Canaveral. Donald is survived by his daughter, Jan Herr and her husband, Rick of York; a granddaughter, Emily Runkle Anderson and her fiance, Chris Barrett of Dover; a great-grandson, Nicolas Reid Barrett of Dover; and many nieces and nephews. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Prospect Hill Cemetery, 1200 Block of Pennsylvania Ave., York 17404. Friends and family are cordially requested to meet at the Pennsylvania Ave. entrance at 9:45 a.m. The Rev Dr. Bayse (Bud) H. Reedy, Jr. will officiate. The York County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct full military rites at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 16, 2014
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