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Jeffrey Diffenderfer

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 14, 2020 @ 12:02 pm In Obituaries | 20 Comments

Jeffrey Diffenderfer, age 62, who grew up in Lititz, PA, went Home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2020.

We who loved Jeff will miss him greatly, but for Jeff, his escape to heaven from the pain that has increasingly plagued him over the past decade is cause for rejoicing!! From the beginning of his life, Jeff was a miracle as he was healed of cancer as an infant!!

For much of his life, he worked refurbishing cars in Lancaster.

He was the loving husband of Angela Dicely Diffenderfer with whom he would have celebrated 19 years of marriage on June 2, and with whom he renewed his wedding vows on July 20, 2019. He is also survived by his two sisters Teresa Walters of Lancaster and Deborah Conville of Pittsburgh as well as 7 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Barry Diffenderfer and his parents Bill and Shirley.

Because of the current pandemic, a private memorial service officiated by Pastor William Willard from Lititz Grace where Jeff and Angie attended will be held at a future date. Contributions to help his wife Angie with the unexpected expenses may be made to DeBord Snyder Funeral Home directly at 717-394-4097, 141 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA 17602.


Condolences for the family of “Jeffrey Diffenderfer”

Condolence from marilyn alberti on May 14th, 2020 1:27 pm

I’m so sorry

Condolence from Lynn Golitz on May 14th, 2020 11:48 pm

So very sorry to read of Jeff’s passing. His heart was always so big and he cared for others. He will be missed. -Lynn ( Sipe) Golitz, WHS Class of ’77.

Condolence from RoseMarie Dunlap on May 15th, 2020 12:00 am

I’m so saddened by this news. I’ve known Jeff since I was 16 or 17 growing up in Lititz. My deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts, prayers and hugs to his wife and family at this time of our despair as he is truly now at peace. Hugs!

Condolence from Robin,Strohm Kline on May 15th, 2020 5:37 am

so sorry for your loss,I can still remember Jeff sitting behind me in science class with Mr. Felker in middle school! He was always a character!
May he rest in peace

Condolence from Darryl L Eckert on May 15th, 2020 7:54 am

I’m so sorry to hear about Jeff , he was a good man my he rest in peace

Condolence from Special Olympics Lancaster County on May 15th, 2020 8:24 am

Special Olympics Lancaster County sends our heartfelt condolences to Jeff’s family and friends, especially Angie. He had a big heart, always willing to lend a hand and get involved. He will be missed. We look forward to Angie’s continued participation in our program and hearing stories about Jeff.

Condolence from Teresa Walters on May 28th, 2020 6:47 pm

Thank you! Special Olympics is such a great program , Jeff and Angie were so dedicated to it, and each and every one involved! Thank you for your love and commitment!!Teresa Walters

Condolence from Geary and Stef Lehr on May 15th, 2020 9:48 am

Prayers to Angie and all of Jeff’s family.He will be greatly missed.He is at peace now.

Condolence from Lynn Balmer on May 15th, 2020 1:38 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was our neighbor on Main Street in Lititz for many years back in the day. He was always so polite and kind. About 10 years ago he stopped by to visit us. Thinking of you and his family.

Mary Lou Balmer
Lynn Balmer
Donna Balmer Smith

Condolence from Helen Diffenderfer, ( comments by Elsie) on May 15th, 2020 2:52 pm

Love and prayers, Angie, Teresa, Debbie, Pam, and families,
Please know our family cares and is thinking of each of you in this time of loss. We rejoice with you that Jeff is now free of all the pain and suffering and is now a “new Jeff”. We realize that death is the last enemy to be conquered and it is not pleasant. We rejoice with you that Jesus conquered death and He is able to be and wants to be all that you need through this difficult time. The Lord is my Shepherd! (Psalm 23). Prayers that you will experience that peace and comfort that He so lovingly wants to pour out to each of you. Aunt Helen, Elsie, Naomi, Anna, Mark, David, (Bernice from Heaven) and Sharon.

Condolence from BONITA WAGNER STAFFORD on May 15th, 2020 5:53 pm

Our sincere condolences in your loss of Jeff. We will miss seeing him at Special Olympics but are glad he is at peace.

Bonnie, Don and Caitlin Stafford

Condolence from Perry Anderson on May 15th, 2020 6:53 pm

Angie, I’m sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing, but I also rejoice that he is done with pain and now with the Jesus he professed. He will also be greeted by his brother whom he has missed for years. He now looks on you with no pain. We pray God provides for you with wonderful friends and family to support you during this time. Perry and Linda

Condolence from Donna Hale on May 16th, 2020 10:05 am

Prayers and condolences. I remember Jeff from elementary and high school. He had a sense of humor and always made me laugh. RIP Jeff.

Condolence from Linda Miller on May 16th, 2020 2:28 pm

I have known Jeff since Warwick Middle School. He always had such a big heart and was a very caring friend. My condolences to his wife Angie and the rest of Jeff’s family.

Condolence from Diane Burkey Strickland on May 16th, 2020 5:41 pm

Jeff was one of my favorite people growing up and in school. He always was kind, helpful, and made everyone smile. May his memory be a blessing.

Condolence from Libby Thode on May 17th, 2020 2:03 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. I have such great memories of both of you ! Such a neat guy. Will be praying for you. With love, Libby

Condolence from Claire Theis, Phil Theis, Liz Nobile & German Mejia on May 18th, 2020 2:34 pm

Our deepest condolences to Angie. We always enjoyed seeing you and Jeff at Special Olympics and will miss him. Liz and German said they are very sad and will miss him at work also.
May God hold all of his family in the palm of his hand during this sad time.

Condolence from Josh Diffenderfer on May 20th, 2020 11:52 pm

On behalf of my family I would like to thank those of you who have taken the time to view my Uncle’s obituary and especially those who’ve left condolences. I’m sure it would’ve made him happy to know he was well remembered. A special thank you to those who called him friend, no matter when.

Condolence from Fran Spangler on May 21st, 2020 10:09 pm

Angela and family,

I am saddened to read about Jeff. I first met Jeff in the AARP office, and he was one of my best enrollees. We worked so well together. He tried so hard to do his best, and I considered him a friend. He was very concerned about his assignments, especially at Goodwill. He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Linda J Fetter on May 23rd, 2020 3:02 pm

So sorry for the loss of a very kind soul……….

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