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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.
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Published in York Daily Record on Nov. 10, 2015.
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November 13, 2015
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
November 14, 2015
Major Inners,
Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. My family and I are here for you.
Luis Marquez
November 12, 2015
Deb and Mike and family! Diane and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in prayer. Diane and Marty Klunk
Marty Klunk
November 11, 2015
What an incredibly nice man! This is just so sad but at least he's at peace now. We will miss Uncle Dave and I wish I could've come up with Ryan, but the girls and I are thinking of you all and sending our love.
Nikki, Bella & Brooklyn Marshall
November 11, 2015
There's an unexplained emptiness that I'm feeling in my heart with the loss of Dave. The memories of happier times are rushing in to sustain me through this difficult period. To his family and the friends that he leaves behind, allow your memories to provide comfort and uplift your spirit for all of eternity. With my deepest sympathy.
Fred Brillhart
November 11, 2015
Rest in peace, prayers to family and friends!
Kim Mccleaf
November 11, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Robin Garrett
November 10, 2015
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
November 10, 2015
May Gods light shine on you and your family and give you strength during this difficult time!
Janet Trone
November 10, 2015
Wendy I am so sorry for your loss and for all of his family and your family for their loss. May he RIP now. Sounds like a very nice guy. Love to all of you. Love Renee (Conner) Adams
November 10, 2015
Wendy and Family, I was fortunate to meet Dave when you all were here in SA. I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss.
Randi Fass
November 10, 2015
Wendy so sorry for your loss, although i never met Dave reading the other entries it looks like you found a gem of a man may your memories help you get through the coming days.
Dave Jones
November 10, 2015
Dearest Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss and I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Debbie Hall
November 10, 2015
Dear Wendy, Thinking of you and hoping you will find comfort in special memories of Dave. He was a true gentleman and friend.
Larry Calp Venice, Fl
November 10, 2015
Dear Ben and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss..he was such a nice man. May he rest in peace and may your memories get you through your darkest days. Love, Aunt Ro
Rose Marie Christina
November 10, 2015
Dear Ben and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss..he was such a nice man. May he rest in peace and may your memories get you through your darkest days. Love, Aunt Ro
November 10, 2015
My heartfelt sympathy to Daves entire family
Helena Wiley
November 10, 2015
Wendy, Deb and family, Accept our sympathy and use your faith and the love of friends and family to help with your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Janet and Charles Biesecker
November 10, 2015
A true gentleman. He was always willing to lend a hand. He will be missed.
Alicia Walters
November 10, 2015
Such sad news. I enjoyed talking with Dave over many years when he called. He always had a good uplifting spirit. He will be missed.
Alro Steel
Michele Smeltzer
November 10, 2015
What a wonderful man he will be so missed my deepest sympathy to your family god bless you all
Lois Wantz
November 10, 2015
Deb and family: My sincere sympathy to all during the loss of David. May God give You all strength and love at this time. As a classmate we remembered him in prayer at our class reunion Saturday night. He will be missed.
Linda Wagner-Melinchak
November 10, 2015
I only met Dave a handful of times. What a great individual!! He will me missed tremendously!! Prayers to all his family, friends and employees of his company. May he rest in peace.
Tammy Brill
November 10, 2015
Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Gayle
Gayle Kenee
November 10, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Dave, I worked with him for many years at New Way Packaging. He will be missed by all.
Jerry Kline
November 9, 2015
"Hey, Joan, what are the poor people doing?"
"We are the poor people, Dave."
"Oh yeah, dammit, you're right."

Tonight, my friend, I'm poorer for having lost you.

You were whip smart, irreverent and irreligious, with a sense of humor that was as dry and quick as they come. We shared a disdain for pomposity, hypocricy and mawkish sentimentality. And we only liked technology when it worked. Often it didn't.

We never really got over the loss of Villa Penza and fantasized that one day one of us would walk into an Italian restaurant somewhere and Joe would be at the stove, filling the homemade manicotti.

"I'm just a simple, small-town guy," you'd tell my New York friends and then quietly best their arguments with your clear thinking and plain speaking. And we'd toss back another drink and wink at one another.

You were the best friend my husband ever knew. When we split, you said that taking sides was petty, and we went on as before. When you and Faye split, you never asked me to take sides, and we went on as before.

You were a second father to our daughter. When I close my eyes, I picture you walking her down the aisle that glorious July day.

Even though powdering babies is akin to child abuse these days, we promised you that you could powder George as soon as you were stronger. It is a promise we never got to keep.

We had so many more rich memories to make, I will miss you all the rest of my days.
Joan Nassivera
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