David R. Inners
David R. Inners, 62, a well-respected Hanover business owner, cycling enthusiast and lifelong resident of the local area, died Saturday evening at York Wellspan Hospital.
Mr. Inners, the son of David B. and Dolly (Rosier) Inners of Hanover, both deceased, graduated from Hanover High School in 1970, and received an Associate of Science Degree from York College in 1996.
Trained in the packaging machinery industry, he was the plant manager at New Way packaging and also worked for Merlin Industries and C.H. Reed before founding DRI Machine Shop Inc. in 1992.
By 2005, DRI had grown to the point at which it required much larger quarters so Mr. Inners built a new plant on Ram Drive in Hanover, just one half mile from where the company had started. Today DRI employs 17 people, including CNC and manual machinists, two fulltime certified welders and an in-house engineer.
Mr. Inners's business philosophy comprised one simple phrase: A man is only as good as his word. He lived that philosophy each and every day.
He was a proud member of the Patmos Lodge No. 348 of Free and Accepted Masons in Hanover, obtaining the 32nd degree. He lived his life according to the Masonic Compact.
In his off-work hours, Mr. Inners liked nothing better than traveling, attending jazz festivals and kayaking with his fiancée, Wendy Woods, or riding one of his several racing and long-distance bikes.
He especially enjoyed vacationing with family and friends in Cape May, N.J. and serving for several years as a marshal in the annual Five-Boro Bike Tour, a 40 mile noncompetitive ride through New York City.
He is survived by his fiancée Wendy Woods; a son, Major Benjamin D. Inners (U.S.A.F.); daughter-in-law, Pamela Geyer Inners; and a young grandson, Griffin David Inners, who was the light of his life. Major Inners and his family, who are expecting a second son in March, live in San Antonio, Texas. Additional survivors include his sister, Debra Marshall (Michael) of McSherrystown; three nephews and their families, Eric Marshall, of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas Marshall (Amy Jo) of Towson, Md., and Ryan Marshall (Nicki) of Tampa, Fla.; and Wendy's daughters, Alison Harbaugh Dobbs of Annapolis, Md. and Erica Harbaugh of New Oxford.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, friends may send contributions in Mr. Inners's memory to: the American Heart Association
, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603, the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406, or the Salvation Army, 50 E. King St., York, PA 17401.
Online condolences may be shared atkenworthyfh.com