YORK William H. Holtzapple of York entered into rest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at his residence at the age of 85. He was the husband of Phyllis C. (Barnhart) Holtzapple, who he married on Nov. 15, 1953. William was born in Red Lion on September 22, 1928, and was the son of the late William E. and Annie Arlean (Heindel) Holtzapple. William graduated from Red Lion Senior High School Class of 1946. He served in the Army during the Korean War, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. There is a brick in his honor in York at the Korean War Veteran Memorial. He was a life member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Red Lion, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Red Lion American Legion Post #543, the American Association of Retired People Chapter 1773, Red Lion, serving on the Tour Committee, the Victory Athletic Association, and a board member of Associated Wholesale Association. He owned and operated the former Holtzapple's Food Market in Red Lion for twenty years and then retired from Gem Candy Company after ten years of service as a salesman. Surviving besides his wife Phyllis is one son, Mark W. Holtzapple and wife Denise of Dallastown; two grandchildren, Ben W. Holtzapple and Alice A. Holtzapple; a sister, Neva Roth; a niece, Janice Roth; and a nephew, Dr. Edward Roth. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Aleda Evans; and a nephew, Jason Roth. There will be a viewing Monday, October 28, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 121 W. Broadway Red Lion. Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, is handling the arrangements. A Service of Honor and Praise for William will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the church. The Rev. C. Leroy Doverspike, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Red Lion Cemetery with full military rites by York County Veterans Honro Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to Bethany United Methodist Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356. William was a wonderful husband to Phyllis for 60 years and a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed growing chrysanthemums and entertaining friends and family with chicken BBQ's. Many who attended the Baseball for Boys Program in Red Lion will remember stopping at Holtzapple's Food Market for soda, ice cream and candy, a real Mom and Pop store. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Burg Funeral Home, Inc.
134 West Broadway Red Lion, PA 17356
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 25, 2013