C. Norman Yunginger, 87

C. Norman Yunginger, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at his home in Lancaster.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of B. Frank and Mary Dussinger Yunginger.  In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Janice, Susan, Joseph and Charles.  He is survived by his wife, Marion Rachkoskie Yunginger; 3 daughters, Coleen Adams and Ray Adams, Melissa, wife of J. Richard Hess and Christine, wife of Kevin Hess, as well as 6 grandchildren, Jenna, Sarah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Madelyn and Adam and 4 great grandchildren, Koen, Ella, Eden and Kylie.  He is also survived by 6 siblings, Frank, husband of Marty, Roland, husband of Joyce, Nancy Rhoads, Millie, wife of Parke McKinney, Anabel, wife of John Gockley and Yvonne, wife of John Baker.

Norm served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a graduate of the Millersville State Teacher’s College where he earned a degree in Industrial Arts. As one of the founding members of the Nickel Mine Gun Club, he was an active member for over 60 years. Norm was an administrator at RCA for 35 years where he retired in 1985. He was a long time baseball coach in the Elks Legion League and was active in Sertoma earning many awards and he served in many capacities – President, Governor and International Director.  He was also the recipient of the Lancaster Red Rose Award.  He loved his family and was a devoted father and grandfather and great-grandfather.  Norm’s passions were hunting, reading, Penn State, gardening, and attending grandchildren’s sporting events.

Viewings will take place Thursday, November 11th, from 7-9 PM and Friday, November 12th, from 10-11 AM, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. The Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 AM, with The Rev. Dr. William McKinney officiating. Interment in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors accorded by Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Norm’s memory to Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.  To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100.

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On behalf of Schreiber Pediatric I wanted to extend our sympathy to all of you on the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

William Jefferson

I had the pleasure of meeting Norm when my Company began the current makeover over at Stumpf Field in 2003.  Norm did the same project back in the Mid-seventies, with the irony that he received building materials from Lancaster City to Pipe and drains about the Park( Mayor Scott).  The amazing part of the story is that Stumpf Field was in Manheim Township ( H.J.Gregg), and Norm  got Mayor Scott to donate the materials from Lancaster.  We have a picture of Norm directing operations at the field if any family member has not seen it. 

I would like the family’s blessing to plant in Honor of Norm for his work and effort a  tree in remembrance of his efforts at Stumpf Field.   We planted a tree today and would like to do a plaque alongside the tree, reminding generations of his efforts. 

Norm was amazing with his help as I tried to formulate plans to prepare for the 2003 rebuild project.  Yes Stumpf Field was a better place with Norm taking the reins and rebuilding a run down field to a field of Dreams.  I consider it an honor to have been able to pick his brain for what was done to the field under his leadership.

I cannot predict your loss and sorrow as he was a man’s man in all my dealings with him, and it was a learning experience just to talk about baseball and life in general.

May he rest in peace,
Jeff Sweigart, owner of Stumpf Field.

Dear Marion and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grand/great grand father.  Doug and I are both better people for have knowing Norm.  We have such good memories of the laughter and times spent together. From sitting on the back porch swing, to picking strawberries, to working in the garden and pond, all are memories that we will cherish. He talked about his family all the time and he loved you all very deeply.  He will be deeply missed.

Dear Yunginger Family,
How sad I was to open the newspaper and read of Norm’s passing. Please accept my deepest & most sincere condolences. Norm’s number one passion in life was his family and he truly loved you all. Take comfort in knowing he lead a full and fruitful life with so many wonderful accomplishments. I first learned of Norm’s deep sense of warmth, caring, understanding and forgiveness 41 years ago, in the summer of 1969, when I (accidentally) drove my 1963 Chevy Impala into his garage door. The door was ruined and had to be replaced. The following day I was a nervous wreck as he sat me down and talked to me. He never yelled at me or even raised his voice. He simply told me to be more careful whenever I "parked" in his driveway. I haven’t seen or spoken to Norm in many years, but, I’ve always felt my life was enriched just by knowing him. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. May God’s love be with you in your time of grief.

Your Friend,
Thom Colson

Mrs. Yunginger and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father.  We honor his love of your family, his proud service to our nation, and his commitment to improving the community.  And we pray for God’s peace and comfort as you mourn his loss.  

with best wishes,
the Kwasnoski family (Santa Maria, CA)
Michael Kwasnoski (Major, U.S. Air Force), Margo, Noah (5 years old) and Selah (2 years old)

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. We remember how Melissa always spoke fondly of him passionately assisting her w/ her veggie garden. May time, God, & family heal your sense of loss.
Melissa & Rick’s Neighbours – Karen T-S & Pete Steckbeck

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