John Hufnagel
1956 - 2016
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John "Otts" C. Hufnagel
Glen Rock
John C. "Otts" Hufnagel, 60, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at York Hospital following a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of Jackie Frey.
John was born on September 11, 1956 in York, a son of Mildred L. (Geiple) Hufnagel of Glen Rock and the late Arthur H. "Ottie" Hufnagel.
He was a 1974 graduate of Susquehannock High School and retired in 2015 from the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier with the Shrewsbury Post Office following 32 years of service.
Otts was Glen Rock's resident historian who contributed, researched and wrote about the history of the town. He was a founding member and was currently serving as the chairman of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society. He served as Chairman of Glen Rock Sesquicentennial Committee in 2009, overseeing the events of the weeklong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of founding of Glen Rock and was co-author of the book published at that time the "Glen Rock – An Historical Review." John also wrote "Glen Rock - Its Early Years and Its First Mill" and "The 100th Anniversary of the Glen Rock Auditorium and The Glen Theatre 1913 – 2012."
John also was an active member of the White Rose Philatelic Society of York, serving as the Treasurer and assisted in organizing the York Stamp Collectors Show for many years. He was a member of the former Glen Rock Jaycees, where he served as a Chapter President and as a District Director, Regional Director, State Secretary and State Vice President of the Pennsylvania Jaycees.
He also leaves a brother, James F. Hufnagel of Glen Rock and a nephew, Brandon C. Hufnagel. He was also predeceased by a niece, Briana C. Lazar.
A public viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main Street, Glen Rock. All other services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, P.O. Box 102, Glen Rock, PA 17327.
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Published in York Daily Record on Dec. 21, 2016.
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January 8, 2017
Dear Jackie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss, so unexpected!! Just saw you both within the last month and he seemed so happy to be retired. I know he was such a trooper and a wonderful person to have had the privilege of knowing and working with. He had so much knowledge of many things, history and stamps to name a few. May you find peace with all the memories you made together. Our thoughts and condolences to you and your family.
Luanne E
December 22, 2016
"Otts" You set us in motion and designed the way. Now it is our turn to continue the Legacy you put forth in the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society. We will do our best to keep your dream and efforts with the Historical aspects of Glen Rock. We will miss your historical knowledge, but will continue to thrive in what you have shown us. John, you were our friend, colleague, and mentor. You will always be within the walls of the Museum. Thank You Friend, you will be missed, but not forgotten.
Bob Nicklow
December 21, 2016
So sorry for the lost a wonderful son and brother,
John was well know and a wonderful friend
God Bless you all

Penny and Paul M.
penny markel
December 21, 2016
So sad to hear this! My thoughts and prayers to family and friends Jackie.
He will be dearly missed!
Mark Smith
35th President Northeastern Jaycees
Past Pennsylvania Jaycees Officer
MARK Smith
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