Richard “Buck” Leon Stonesifer, 98, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday night, April 11, 2021.
Born on September 2, 1922, to Robert and Edna Stonesifer of Hanover, PA. He was the beloved husband of 73 years to Lucille “Sis” Stonesifer. He graduated from Eichelberger High School in 1940. After graduation, he worked at Glenn Martin, an aircraft manufacturing plant in Baltimore, Maryland, until he enlisted in the Army and served his country as a Sargent throughout Europe during WW ll. After the war, he pursued a career in construction, becoming a Project Manager having built numerous schools, Dickenson College and Messiah College libraries, Hanover General Hospital expansion, York County prison and Homewood Retirement Community. In his "spare" time he built two homes for his family, the second of which was his residence for the past 62 years. He was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church from an altar boy to church council, he served in many capacities. He was truly a jack of all trades and master of many. He offered and shared his talents with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer, tennis player and enjoyed spending summers at the beach with his family in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Buck married the love of his life, Lucille Zartman in 1948 who survives him. Buck is also survived by his daughters, BJ Summers and Sue Stonesifer, his brother Jack Stonesifer, his grandchildren: Adam Summers and wife Mandy, Sheanon Summers and his wife Ali, Nikolas Anastasiades and step-grandchildren John Summers lll and Joshua Summers. He was blessed with 10 great grandchildren, Aubrey, Gavin, Amelia, Isaiah, Nuisha, Misha, Ky, Daniel, Mason and Leo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
A family service to celebrate the life of Buck Stonesifer will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover, PA 17331, with Pastor E. Robert Burkhart officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, 310 Westminster Road, Hanover, PA, with the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard burial Detail providing Military Honors. A time to visit and share memories will be 10 AM at the church prior to the service.
Due to COVID restrictions, a mask must be worn, and social distancing observed. For those desiring to make a memorial contribution, they can be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the address above.
Our family wants to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Chad Roach and the nurses of the ED of UMPC Hanover and the first responders of Hanover. Buck's wishes were, " Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me."
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