CONEWAGO TWP. Samuel E. Wallick, 86, was called home by the Lord on Friday, August 3, 2012 from the York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Phyllis J. Wallick, with whom he shared over fifty-two years of marriage. Born on August 23, 1925, in Conewago Twp., Samuel was the son of the late Lizzie (Neiman) and Ivan Wallick. He graduated from Dover Sr. High School. Mr. Wallick honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. As a Navy Seabee,he served in the South Pacific, building and repairing air strips and docks and earned the Pacific Theater Ribbon (1 Star), American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. Mr. Wallick retired from H.J. Williams after 33 years and Leon Wintermyer after nine years, as a construction truck driver. He belonged to Dover Bethany United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for the Dover Food Bank for many years. He was a member of the Viking AA Club in West York and the "Black Oak Lodge" in the mountains. Sam loved to travel and was an avid flounder fisherman. He was blessed with a remarkable memory, recalling details about everything and was a talented storyteller, which family and friends shall miss. Mr. Wallick leaves to cherish his memory, a loving companion, Amy Williams of Dover; a daughter, Cindy J., Beard and husband, Homer of York Haven; two sons, David Wallick and wife, Susan of York and Robert N. Krout and wife, Karen of Dover; five grandchildren, Kane Wallick of York, Bryce Beard of York Haven, Theresa Willders of Dover, Amanda Harman Peneguy of York, and Regina Diehl of York; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Hollerbush of Dover; and a host of family and friends. A viewing will be on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dover Bethany U.M. Church, 4510 Bull Rd., Dover. Pa., 17315. The service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sal Buonocore officiating. Interment will be in Dover Bethany U.M. Church Cemetery with full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to his church or the Dover Food Bank,1832 Industrial Court, Dover, Pa., 17315. Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 6, 2012