Monday, October 18, 2010

Remembering Johnny Waltemyer

We will always remember Johnny to be a loving and extremely cheerful Christian.  He loved the Lord, his family, his church-family, and his friends.  I know this guy was special the moment he told me that I wasn't half as dumb as I look.  We will miss him, but we sorrow not like the world which have no hope.  We know that he is with the Lord Jesus, and one day, we will be with Johnny praising the Lord for all eternity in throne room of Heaven.

Here is his obituary as published in the York Daily Record, today:

AIRVILLE Welby B. 'Johnny' Waltemyer, 90, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2010, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Edna E. (Joines) Waltemyer, his wife of over 55 years. Viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 48 Muddy Creek Road, Brogue. The service will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Randy Starr officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born October 27, 1919, in York County, he was a son of the late William and Agnes Jane (Burns) Waltemyer. In the past he had been employed for 35 years with the former E.E. Sinclair General Store, Airville. Johnny was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for over 20 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Johnny enjoyed hunting, fishing, and having a good sense of humor. He was the last of 15 children of William and Agnes Waltemyer. In addition to his wife, Edna E. Waltemyer of Airville, Mr. Waltemyer is survived by a son, Mark Waltemyer and his wife, Lori of Red Lion; two daughters, Judy Hoerr and her husband, Jim and Tammy Henricks and her husband, Todd, both of Airville; and seven grandchildren, Tansy Peters and her husband, Seth, Jordan, Brittany and Micah Hoerr, Todd and Truman Henricks. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Building Fund, 48 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Brogue, PA 17309. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 19 S. Main St., Stewartstown, is in charge.

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