John G. Stover, Sr

John G. Stover

John G. Stover, Sr. 82, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at his home.  He was the loving husband of Miriam G. (Reidenbaugh) Stover with whom he recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.  Born in Harrisburg, PA he was the son of the late Charles D. and Amelia A. (Fair) Stover

He worked for Armstrong World Industries for 43 years and also worked 17 years at the Manheim Auto Auction.

He proudly served in the US Marines from 1950 to 1954.

John was very active in community and church service.  He was a founder and past president of Lancaster Meals on Wheels. He was the recipient of the Benjamin Rush Award, the Conestoga Sertoma Mankind Award, and the Man of the Year and past chaplain for Marine Corp League, Lancaster. He also participated in Toys for Tots.  John was a member of the Lancaster County Council of Churches and Luther Acres Board Member and was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 11.

He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

John was a gentle man, loved to tell stories and loved to treat his grandchildren and great grandchildren to ice cream. He was an avid golfer and took pride in his outdoor flowers.

In addition to his wife he is survived by son John, Jr. and daughter Robin Jacks. Also, his granddaughter Danielle Sternberg, husband Zachary and granddaughter Brittany Morales, husband Joseph. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Kelly Stover. He has 5 great grandchildren, Anya and Naomi Sternberg, Sarina and Marley Morales, and George Rosado.

A Funeral service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601 on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Mark L. Russell officiating.  Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.  Interment in Riverview Burial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Luthercare 600 E. Main St, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at the address shown above.

Condolence Messages

  1. Steve & Charlene Stokes

    I (Steve) worked with John at Armstrong for many years before I got laid off in 1983. Then about 10 years ago my wife (Charlene) started at Manheim Auto Auction & met John. He would always look up Charlene for a hug & always ask how I was doing. Then he retired from the Auction & I told Charlene we need to visit John but that never happened, so sorry he went so soon.

    Steve & Charlene Stokes

  2. Terry Eby

    John and I worked together at Manheim for many years and it was such a pleasure because John was always pleasant and helpful. He loved to tell me about his golf games with Robin and how much he enjoyed it.
    He will be missed by all his coworkers.
    Terry Eby

  3. Virginia Young

    To Mim and Family,
    I will miss John’s smiling face and joking around every Sunday in the narthex at church. He would often take my cold hands, tell me how cold they were, and then warm them up in his warm hands. John was a terrific guy.
    Michael and Virginia Young


    Mim & Family,
    When Joanne and I moved to Luther Acres in 2005, you and John were the second residents to welcome us to our new home. Joanne & I both knew you from your nursing career, but that was the first time we met John and we both were impressed with his friendliness and gentle demeanor. Over the years John became a good friend – always had a kind word and kept me up to date on what was happening at the Auto Action.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, John will be missed by many.

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