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Official Obituary of

David A. Bange

June 9, 1941 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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David Bange Obituary

David Aaron Bange, 82, of New Oxford, entered God’s eternal care Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Pappus House in Thomasville surrounded by his family.

Born on June 9, 1941, in Hanover, PA, David was the son of the late Aaron N. Bange and Anna R. (Shank) Bange. He was the husband of Helen M. (Mellinger) Bange.

David attended the Swift Run Foursquare Church in New Oxford.

David graduated from Littlestown High School in 1959. During his life he worked in a variety of different industries including construction, advertising and as a commercial bus and truck driver.

David was an avid storyteller. He loved sharing stories about his time in Haiti & Honduras, growing up on a farm and from his travels. In his free time, David enjoyed hunting with his son and nephews, attending Gravely Tractors meets, and spending time in his garden.

In addition to his wife, Helen, David is survived by his three children, Janice L. Melton and husband Roger of Hanover, PA, Jocelyn M. Hassler and husband Tony of Hershey, PA  and Jurrell C. Bange and wife Julia Rider of Hanover, PA; five grandchildren: Kyle Melton, Dakota Melton, Taylor Bange, Annalee Hassler, and Shayla Hassler; and 7 siblings: James Bange, Jason Bange, Amos Bange, Lois Strite, Mary Jane Bange, Sharon Bange, and Nathan Bange.

A graveside service to celebrate and remember David’s life will be at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at York Road Cemetery in Hanover, with Pastor Dan Kriel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to the Pappus House, 66 Big Mt Road, Thomasville, PA 17364. The family would like to express special appreciation to both the Pappus House and the Visiting Nurses Association of Hanover and Spring Grove for their excellent care.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA 17331, has been entrusted by the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared online at

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Graveside Service
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM
York Road Cemetery
York Road
Hanover, PA 17331


Pappus House
66 Big Mt Road, Thomasville PA 17364


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