L. Fenstermacher, 61, of 95 Hilkert Road and 10 Klondike Road Danville PA
passed away Tuesday evening, July 30, 2013 while working on his centennial
family farm which was his passion. He was born January 27, 1952 in
Bloomsburg PA the son of Bette Jean Whitenight Fenstermacher and the late
Wilson Levi Fenstermacher.
graduated from Danville High School in 1969 and from Williamsport Community
College as a Civil Engineer Technologist. Gary served with the United
States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a major contributor serving
as a Master Sergeant during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
During his time in the service he traveled extensively to many places
including Hawaii, Germany, France, Spain, Panama and Turkey. He later
returned home to the family farm where his heart had remained.
employed as a Civil Engineer Technologist for the State of Pennsylvania
which included Allentown, Harrisburg and Williamsport. Gary was also a
gentleman farmer raising chickens, goats, horses and specifically polled
Hereford cattle in honor of family tradition.
was well known as a compassionate, thoughtful, meticulous and introspective
person. He enjoyed working on the farm and his farm equipment. Gary
thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his dog, Muggsy. He also enjoyed
reading scripture and spending personal time with God in “God’s country”.
He was a dedicated and committed caregiver to his mother and greatly
enjoyed spending time with his family whom he adored.
a member of the National Rifle Association.
addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters; Janelle L.
Fenstermacher of Danville PA and Alyse C. Means and her husband Nicholas of
Northumberland PA. He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong
friend, Carlette Morrison. Also surviving are two close nephews; Todd
Snyder of Lykens PA and Tim Snyder of Mobile Alabama and one sister, Connie
Snyder of Bloomsburg PA.
friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, August 5,
2013 at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street
Danville PA with the Reverend Nathan King Community Alliance Church
officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.
Friends will be received from 9:30 AM to the time of service. Military
Rites will be accorded by the Fort Indiantown Gap Honor Guard and American
Legion Post 40 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to
Compassion International 12290 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs CO
80921-3668 or donate online to Compassion.com or National Resources
Conservation Service 702 Sawmill Road Suite 203 Bloomsburg PA 17815-7741 or
Future Farmers of America for Danville PA High School 2301 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg PA 17110 or National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples
Mill Road Fairfax VA 22030.