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Alexander Charles Renz, 25

December 09, 2017

Alexander Charles Renz 25, passed away peacefully with family and friends at his side on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Al was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 26, 1992, and was raised in Lancaster PA. He graduated Manheim Township High School in 2010, Gettysburg College in 2014, and was a third-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2019. He was a member of the St. John Neumann Parish.
Al had many interests: he loved golfing and skiing, he loved watching football, going to the beach and hanging out with friends. He enjoyed learning and celebrating life. Above all, he loved his family and his friends. Al will always be remembered as outgoing, witty and fun to be around.
Al is preceded in death by his grandparents Al and Anne Renz and Thomas and Bernadette McNamara.
Al is survived by a large and loving family. He will be forever remembered by his loving parents Dr. Thomas J. Renz and Bernadette M. Renz, his older brother John, his sister-in-law Tiffany, his younger sister Cassie and his niece Ella. He will be dearly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving friends. Thank you to all who came to visit Al when he was in the hospital!
Friends will be received by Al’s family at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 5-7PM and Sunday, Dec. 17th from 1-4PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster, PA. Interment will follow in Witness Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the Ephrata Community Health Foundation , 722 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522 or at (www.wellspan.org/donate).

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September 07, 2018

Just now learned of your loss.  I am so very sorry and heartbroken for you.  Our family knows your pain from experience and wish you had been saved from it. Belated but sincere thoughts are with you all.
Dee Cameron Forry and Don Forry (former patients)
 

April 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about you losing your beloved son. My heart goes out to you. Prayers for you and your family. Cindy Bollinger

January 26, 2018

Forever Stuck in Duck.
Love,
Tay

January 26, 2018

Forever Stuck in Duck.
Love,
Tay 

January 26, 2018

Tom, I know I didn’t really get to speak with you personally because I am just not around ECH much any more being part time, but I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about your loss of Alex.  We should never have to bury our kids, and it just tore my heart out to hear what you and your family had to go through.  I will continue to pray for Gods peace as you deal with this terrible loss and wish you well as you endeavor to heal from this.  God Bless.  Don Cassano

January 13, 2018

We miss and love you Al. 
 
Mom and Dad

December 27, 2017

Dear Dr. Renz and Family,
There is so little one can say to ease the pain and grief you must be feeling now… but still we try.  As a mother, my heart grieves with you at the loss of your beloved son, Al.  I did not know him, but I have no doubt that he was raised with a compassion for others and a joy for life. Hold onto each other and keep the many wonderful memories of your son close to your hearts. Be comforted knowing others are thinking of you. May God grant you peace.
Marci Longenecker
 

December 27, 2017

Tom and family, So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carole and Tim Wirth

December 22, 2017

Dr. Renz and family, Sarah and I just found out of the passing of your son. I know your grief and experience is beyond comprehension. My pastor told me the sting of death never goes away, but the love you had for your son will grow each and every day to greater heights. Your family will be in our prayers to help sustain your loss.
Oren Spangenburg & Sarah Challenger.

December 21, 2017

Dear Renz Family,
l am so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved son, Al. My son Michael was a friend and spoke of Al’s humor and intelligence and incredible good nature. I’m so terribly sorry for the pain this loss brings, as l know it very well. l hope that the love your family is being shown brings you comfort now and in the days to come. 
Karen Watkins

December 21, 2017

Dr. Renz  and family,  Bob and I were so sad when we heard that your son passed. Please accept our sincere sympathies. May God bless you all with comfort and peace. Bob and Cindy Adamire

December 20, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Sending you all my love when words are not enough. 
Cynthia F. Gessler, D.O.

December 20, 2017

Tom and family, I just found out about the loss of your beloved son.  Please accept my deepest condolences. Your grief and experience is beyond my comprehension – please know that your colleagues are here for you in any way that you may need us. 
Stacey Youcis – LGH

December 20, 2017

Dear Renz Family,
We have so many fond memories of school and sporting events with Al and your family.  Al was a joy to be with and such a great friend to Devin. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Jody Katsanis O’Grady
 
 
 
 

December 19, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss.  From Bruce Kupp and Sallie Getz

December 18, 2017

Dr. Renz and Family,
I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I was a patient of Dr. Renz and also worked for John for a while. I hope your memories of your loving family will carry you through this difficult time. I will pray for you. Sue Thompson

December 18, 2017

We are deeply saddened with the loss of your son. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family. Jeff and Kathy Flick

December 18, 2017

Dr. Renz and Family,
We cannot stop thinking about Al’s death and how tragic this is for your entire family.  We have the utmost respect for Dr. Renz, as he has not only healed both of us, but also our son, David Jr.  Words cannot express our sorrow.  God Bless. 
Dave and Kathy Kuhn

December 18, 2017

We are so sorry for the loss of your son.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Keep the memories close to your hearts.
Lorraine and Bob Bowman
 
 

December 18, 2017

Dr Renz and family,  Sending my prayers and heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.  May GOD give you comfort and peace. Dr Renz your compassion for patient’s/people loving.   You are treating us with compassion I want to send my (((((((HUGS))))))) to you and your family. GOD gained a handsome angel. 
Patient:  Lisa (Homsher) Lewis
 

December 17, 2017

Dr. Renz and family,
I was very sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss.  My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. 
Cathy Koller (patient)

December 17, 2017

Kenny and I were so sad to hear of the passing of Al. We enjoyed working with him in the Engineering Department at the hospital. He was a very polite young man who worked well with the guys in the department.  May God lift up your family and give you strength in this difficult time.
Kenny & Donna Garman

December 17, 2017

Dear Dr. & Mrs Renz, our hearts are sad for you since we heard about the loss of your son, Al~there are no words that we can say to take your pain away! We are praying for you~and as the song says “Does Jesus care when my heart is pained, too deeply for mirth and song. . .As the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?  Does Jesus care when I’ve said good~bye to the dearest on earth to me. . .And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks, is it aught to Him?  Does He see?  O yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief. . .When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Saviour cares”!  Tho we don’t understand why this tragedy happened, we want to say “we care”, and we have always appreciated your caring, Dr. Renz, thru our “hip replacement surgeries”!! God has blessed you with “a wonderful personality”, and your son must have been following in your footsteps, being a third year medical student, etc.~we know your loss is very great!! With loving sympathy, Christy & Arlene Becker
 

December 17, 2017

Dear Tom and Bern,
Our deepest sympathies to your family as you mourn the devastating loss of your beloved son Al. We remember Al as a kind and gentle young man who always had a smile. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless, Chris and Kathy Stump 

December 17, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss.  Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers.  Sincerely, Evette & Ken Dimm

December 17, 2017

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. Rose Ortiz, ST at the Heart

December 17, 2017

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your son Alex. May the Lord be especially near to each of you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Deb and Steve Hagey

December 17, 2017

Dr. Renz & family,
We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of you.  My it comfort you to know that many thoughts and prayers are being sent to you. 
Sam & Bev Stoltzfus (patients of Dr. Renz)

December 16, 2017

My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your son.  Al was always smiling, was a pleasure to be around and it was great to have him on the MT golf team and the LCJGT.  
Coach Skip Walters & Pam Walters 

December 16, 2017

My deepest sympathy . God bless you all and give you peace. Praying you all can find comfort in this difficult time.
Danielle Pannebecker

December 16, 2017

Dear Tom and Bernadette, We can not imagine the depth of your heart wrenching sorrow at the sudden loss of your beloved son, Al, at his prime and with such a promising future.  Please accept our deepest sympathy.  Pete and Gayle Cote’

December 16, 2017

Dr. Thomas Renz & Family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of you son Alexander.  Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.  God Bless!
Chip & Eva Park (patients of Dr. Renz’s)

December 15, 2017

Bernadett, Tom and Family,
We would like to express our heartfelt condolences at this most unbearable time for your family.  Our love and prayers are with all of you at this time.  Al was a very charming and wonderful person and will be remembered always.
The Quinn Family 

December 15, 2017

Dear Renz family, 
I am saddened to hear of your unimaginable loss.  May you feel the arms of our loving Father as your hearts heal. You are in my prayers.  
PAT KLUGH

December 15, 2017

 Tom,Bernadett and family,
     Frank and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Al.  Know that you are surrounded by thoughts and prayers in this time of unbearable sadness. 
Frank and Sue Gee
 
 

December 15, 2017

Renz Family,
We just wanted to let you know the Wertz family has you in their thoughts and prayers. There are no words appropriate, but please know we are praying for strength and guidance during this difficult time. We will always have fond memories of the boys playing lacrosse together and Al’s endless smile.
Love the Wertz family.

December 15, 2017

Dear Renz Family,
You may not remember me, but I was one of Al’s “little friends” in preschool–Kristina “Krissy” Kantner. We did not keep in touch after high school, but I have very fond memories of Al and am crying as I remember how much he made others feel cared for, even from a young age. He had such a great heart. When I go home for Christmas, I will rewatch my birthday parties from when Al and I were pals. He was so eager to swing at the pinata, yet he cheered everyone else on first as he awaited his turn; always a gentleman. Thank you for raising a kind and thoughtful son. He is truly missed by many, many people. I am praying that the passage of time will bring healing to your hearts and that the memories of Al’s life will be with you always. 
Warm regards,
Kristina (Kantner) Garcia

December 15, 2017

Dear Dr. Renz and family,
We are so saddened for your loss of Alexander.  Words are not adequate… please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. 
Nelson and Barb Dagen (Dr. Renz’s patient)

December 15, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Alex’s family. I just met Alex in July when he came to Harrisburg to do some med school rotations. I am really sad to hear this news. He was a very nice young man and I trully enjoyed working with him.
I will keep him and his family in my prayers.
 

December 15, 2017

We are so sorry for you loss! Prayers for you and your family as you go through this difficult time!
The Dungan’s – Bob, Diane, Wyatt and Lea

December 15, 2017

Dr Renz and family
So sorry for your loss prayers for your family in this difficult time.
[Former patient]
Harriet Bombay

December 14, 2017

Tom and family,
please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful son Alexander Charles. My wife and i pray that God gives all of you strength on a daily basis to overcome this enormous loss.
Giuseppe and Maria Lancellotti

December 14, 2017

 
Bernadette and  Tom, We are so sorry to hear of Al passing. Words cannot express our sympathies, but please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cu and Thuy Tran
 
 

December 14, 2017

Dr. Renz & family,
So sorry for your loss. As you grieve, may you feel the powerful love of God surround you and give you the comfort only He can give. God be with you.
With deepest Sympathy,
Roy & Marlene Buch (patients of Dr. Renz)

December 14, 2017

My prayers are with your entire family during this time of sadness. With sympathy, Deborah Benvenger-PCOM

December 14, 2017

I am so sorry and heartbroken for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.
My deepest sympathy,
Carol Gonzalez

December 14, 2017

So very sory to hear this. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for Alexander and for your family in this difficult time. Sheela Ahmed

December 14, 2017

Tom and Bern,    We are so sorry for your loss.  I remember meeting Al for the first time when he was about 8 years old and he was a charmer.   Our thoughts are prayers are with your entire family.   Much love Bob and Sue Moore
 

December 14, 2017

Dr Renz – I am so sorry for your loss.  My prayers are with you are your family for peace and comfort during this very sad time.    Toni

December 14, 2017

So very sorry that you and your family must face this time in your lives. We pray that the Lord Jesus keep you in all your ways and that the peace of God which surpasses all of our understanding be with you and comfort you all.  Ken and Annette Thompson

December 14, 2017

Tom and Bernadette, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Nancy and I will be out of the country on Saturday but our thoughts and prayers will be with you both.  No parent should ever outlive their child, and we are just so sad for your entire family.  Scott and Nancy Silverstein 

December 14, 2017

Sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prays are with your family and friends.
Tina D Yorgey ( patient of Dr Renz)
 

December 14, 2017

We are truly sorry for your loss.
Victoria Ripley @ Maxine Fisher

December 14, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. We got to meet Al when he did his rotation through our office. Our deepest sympathy for Dr Renz and his family. 

December 14, 2017

Jill and I are deeply sorry for you loss and praying for peace for you and your family.
Dale and Jill Edgell

December 14, 2017

Mr and Mrs Renz i am so very sorry for your loss. my heart is heavey for your family please know your in my prayers and wish for the sweet memories of your son to pull you  thourgh this difficult time. with sincere love to you and your entire family  Kathy Gentzler

December 14, 2017

Dr Renz and Family, my condolences to you and your family of the loss of your son Alex. My Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kelly Hess

December 13, 2017

You are in our thoughts and prayers
Love,
Phil and Pati Frey

December 13, 2017

With every memory I have of Al, whether as a toddler, boy, or young man, that memory is always with him smiling. When I last saw him a few years ago, Kim and I were greeted by a handsome, friendly, happy man with that ever present smile. Kim and I are heart broken by his passing.  Our prayers are with all of the Renz family at this incredibly sad time. 

December 13, 2017

To my handsome, loving and kind nephew- you will be so missed by so many. We are all richer having had you in our lives. You always made us smile no matter what. Love Aunt Eileen 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017
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