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Gordon B. Wolfer

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 30, 2014 @ 8:27 am In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Gordon B. Wolfer, 81, of Lancaster died May 26, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care. Born October 5, 1932 in Lancaster to the late Alvin D. and Katherine Wolfer. Gordon was the husband of Nancy Chryst Wolfer.

Gordon attended J.P. McCasky High School and upon graduation he joined the Army and served in the Honor Guard during the Korean Conflict. After being discharged with honors from the military, Gordon and his brother Alvin D. Wolfer Jr. ran the family owned Wolfer’s Cafe on East King Street. After selling the business Gordon attended Millersville University where he received his BA in Industrial Arts. He then moved to Beach Haven, NJ to teach at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ. Gordon taught Industrial Arts for 32 years and was part of the Mainsail program at Southern Regional for an additional 8 years. He was a member of the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company. During summers in Beach Haven he worked at Kapler’s Pharmacy for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Nancy C. Wolfer, of Lancaster; two children, a daughter, Rebecca DiLeo, partner of Scott Rouhier, of Lancaster; a son Michael, husband of Sandy Wolfer of Manahawkin, NJ; four grandchildren, Mathew Wolfer, Ian Wolfer, Sarah DiLeo, Nicholas DiLeo; and four great grandchildren, Aiden Wolfer, Dillon Wolfer, Aalia Wolfer and Ethan Wolfer.

Gordon will be remembered with a Celebration of Life which will be announced at a later date.

Condolences for the family of “Gordon B. Wolfer”

Condolence from John Drybred on May 30th, 2014 10:18 am

My sincere condolences to Nancy Chryst Wolfer and the rest of Gordon’s family on the sad fact of his passing. In addition to his other life accomplishments, “Gordie” was an outstanding high school football player. I had the good fortune of having lineman Gordie play right in front of me when I was a running back for the McCaskey team during the 1951 season. Whenever the call was for me to run straight ahead with the football, I never had the slightest doubt that the hole to run through would be there. Gordie could and always did move the opposing lineman out of position, giving me the room I needed to advance the ball. He was tough, determined, unyielding. I also had the opportunity to know and admire him socially in a limited way, since he was in my homeroom at McCaskey. For these reasons, I’ll continue to think of him, with the highest regard, for as long as I have memory.

Condolence from Kris & Marge Anderson on May 30th, 2014 9:24 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.So many fond memories of our days at Southern.

Condolence from Joan and Bill Kapler on June 8th, 2014 10:52 am

Our sincere condolences to Nancy and your family. Gordy was my “right hand” at the drug store for many years and will be remembered as a good friend.

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