DALLASTOWN Marcus H. Lanius, 85, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane (Keesey) Lanius. A Celebration of Life Service will be private at the convenience of the family. Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, is in charge of arrangements. Born January 11, 1928, in Spring Grove, he was a son of the late Marcus C. and Mary I. (Tome) Lanius. He was employed with Dallastown Borough for 10 years as borough manager until his retirement in 1996. Previously he worked as a machinist with AMF for 15 years and later with Caterpillar for five years. A United States Marine Corps veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he served with the 3rd Marine Air Wing in Guam and Tianjin, China, during World War II and later served as a drill instructor at Camp Lejeune during the Korean War. He was a member of the Starview Gun Club and Loyal Order of Moose. He was also very proud of his blind grandfather, Henry Lanius, who became a United States Senator serving Pennsylvania for two decades, and who was the driving force behind legislation for the blind. Mr. Lanius is survived by one daughter, Teresa J. (Lanius) Hurley of Waldorff, Md.; three sons, Kim M. Lanius and wife, Angela of Felton, Larry C. Lanius of Red Lion, and Mark A. Lanius and wife, Annette of Red Lion; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathleen Schneider of York, and Jeanne Lillard and Linda Turpin, both of Newberry, S.C.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Kirk H. Lanius. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to York Cancer Center, Cancer Patient Help Fund, Suite 194, 25 Monument Road, York, PA 17403. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 18, 2013