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Joe Landis Mumma

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On November 25, 2015 @ 2:52 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

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Joe Landis Mumma, 87, went home to his Lord on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Eli Landis Mumma and Mildred Kreider Mumma. He was predeceased by his sister June, his only sibling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce McCraney Mumma. He is also survived by two sons—Jeffrey Scott Mumma (wife Holly) of Marlton, New Jersey, and Joel Marc Mumma (wife Diane) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania—as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He lived in Landisville and went through the East Hempfield schools, graduating from East Hempfield High School in 1946 as class valedictorian. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State College (now University) in 1950, where he earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering.

After graduating from college, he worked at the Hamilton Watch Company for two years. He then began his career with the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company (now PPL), where he worked for thirty-eight years until his retirement.

As a teenager he joined the Leacock Presbyterian Church in Paradise, Pennsylvania. During his years there he served as a deacon, as an elder, and taught Sunday School classes for teenagers and for adults for various periods of time.

He became a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, soon after it was organized. He served as an elder and as church treasurer for ten years. The church was very much a part of his life.

He was a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Lincoln Chapter. He was active in IEEE early in his career and attained Senior Member status. He was an avid fan of baseball and Penn State football. His hobbies included photography and electronics. He enjoyed listening to shortwave and other radio broadcasts. He was a lifelong audiophile. In his school days he played the trumpet and sang. He enjoyed music all his life.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home at 2024 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Rohrerstown) at 11:00 AM, with family visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be immediately following the service at the Landisville Mennonite Cemetery located at Camp Meeting Road and Church Street in Landisville, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-4604.


Condolences for the family of “Joe Landis Mumma”

Condolence from Dan and Ann Johnstonbaugh on November 25th, 2015 7:56 pm

Joel & Diane:

You are in our thoughts and prayers at the passing of Joel’s father.

Dan and Ann Johnstonbaugh

Condolence from Ken & Ginny Bailey on November 26th, 2015 2:58 pm

We were so saddened to learn our life long neighbor has passed. Many fond memories that spanned 50 + years.

Ken & Ginny Bailey

Condolence from Cherlynn Myers on November 26th, 2015 4:28 pm

My deepest sympathies to you.

Condolence from Andrew F Benko Jr on November 29th, 2015 12:46 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family, especially his son Joel, with whom I had the pleasure of educating Hempfield Middle School students for 26 years. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mumma, it appeared the he led his life as a God-fearing man with a dedicated service to all who came in contact and may he rest in peace knowing that the embodiment of his core values were passed on through his son Joel who “paid it forward” to the next generation. May God rest his soul.

Condolence from Mary Ellen Mumma Harwood on November 30th, 2015 1:10 am

Our sympathies to Joe’s family. May he rest in peace.
Mary Ellen

Condolence from Erin Stewart on November 30th, 2015 9:02 am

My condolences. Your family is in my prayers.

Erin Stewart

Condolence from Kay (Mumma) Weber on December 1st, 2015 12:02 pm

Sending condolences and sympathies to Joyce , Jeff , Joel and families. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Condolence from Tom Gill on December 1st, 2015 7:35 pm

Hello Joyce and family, My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Joe.

I knew Joe from the day i started working at PPL in 1970. He was one of my favorite people! We shared many work events at PPL and many stories about our families, hobbies, and PSU football! He was a wonderfully warm person, a smart engineer, and a good mentor to me at work. I sat near Joe for much of our working life and he was a great friend. Sorry i could not be there for his memorial service but i wanted you to know that i loved knowing him and working with him for may years of our lives. God will bless this wonderful man.

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