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David J. Stickler

David J. Stickler Obituary
WRIGHTSVILLE David John Stickler, 50, died peacefully, Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. David was the loving husband and best friend of Theresa (Weisser) Stickler; they were married October 17, 1987. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was the son of Gerald H. and Sharon E. (Shuck) Stickler. He was the Director of Innovation Technologies in the Research and Development Division of NRG Energy, Harrisburg. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving as the Surface Ship Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor - Reactor Control, on The U.S.S. Nimitz. David was a very active partner of the LCBC Church-York Campus. He was a Life Group Leader for the LCBC J Crew youth group, a 4 year participant in LCBC's Men's Fraternity Bible Study, and could always be seen volunteering for various projects at the church. David was a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors in Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business. He was a co-founder and treasurer of the Eastern Knights Lacrosse Foundation, a volunteer assistant with Eastern York High School Lacrosse team, a certified coach with the Eastern York Youth Lacrosse Club, and a board member and treasurer of the York County Lacrosse Association. David's passion for helping students also included, FIRST Robotics. He was the founder, co-director and active volunteer of Shared Pew Missions, a non-profit committed to youth and adult home repair mission trips. David enjoyed sporting clays, motorcycles, restoring and renovating the family home. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time traveling, hiking, and kayaking. David was a selfless servant of the Lord whose willingness to help was well known by friends and the community. He will be deeply missed. David was the proud father of his children Rebecca, Joseph, and Sarah Stickler and found tremendous joy in sharing every part of their lives. He is also survived by his brothers: Jim husband of Lynn Stickler of Mechanicsburg; Gregg husband of Renee Stickler of Quarryville, his sisters: Tracy wife of James Tillotson of Austin, Texas; Amanda Stickler of Wrightsville, and many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. A celebration of David's life will be held Thursday from the LCBC Church - York Campus, 951 North Hills Road, York at 7pm (Viewing 5 to 7pm) with Paul Atkinson officiating. Private interment in Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to: LCBC, 951 North Hills Road, York, PA 17402; or Shared Pew Missions, 784 Almoney Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368; or Eastern Knights Lacrosse Foundation, c/o Bob Rhein, 5970 Beidler Road, York, PA 17406. Arrangements by: Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., Columbia/Landisville.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 22, 2013
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