Intelligencer Journal/New Era (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
June 22, 2011 Wednesday
John R. "Jack" Longenecker
SECTION: B; Pg. 3
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DATELINE: Lancaster, PA
John R. "Jack" Longenecker, 82, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, June 21,
2011 at Landis Homes. Born in Lancaster, Jack was the son of the late
Chauncey W. and M. Louise (Smith) Longenecker.
A 1946 graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School, Jack attended Temple
University, where he graduated with a B. S. in pharmacy in 1950. A US
Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, Jack served as a pharmacist at
Philadelphia Naval Hospital, and in Port Lyautey, French Morocco. Jack
returned home after his tour in the Navy to begin his life-long
pharmacy career in the family business, Longenecker's Pharmacy. Even
though he was diagnosed with M.S. while in the military, Jack
continued working in the family business until his retirement in 1980,
having shared his duties with his brother, Jim, and sister, Bette.
Jack was a life member and was very active in the Wheatland Sertoma
Club, a 32nd degree member of the Lamberton Lodge No. 476 F and AM, a
member of the Lancaster Co. Shrine Club, a member of Zembo Shrine
A.A.O.N.M.S., Harrisburg, and a member of the Oriental Band. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Lancaster.
Jack was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching Penn State Football,
and the Phila. Eagles and Phillies games.
Jack is survived by a daughter, Anne I. Davis of Vallejo, CA;
grandson, Jeremy Davis of Napa, CA; sister, Bette Forsythe, of
Malvern, PA; and brother, James "Jim" Longenecker, husband of
Veronica, of Lancaster. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded
in death by two sons, Curtis W. and John Longenecker.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11 AM at St.
John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA with Rev.
John W. Morris officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 until 11 AM
at the church. Entombment will take place in Conestoga Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory may be made to
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 2040
Linglestown Rd., Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Arrangements by
Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Lititz, PA. To
send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.