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Donald W. Dempster, 89

December 31, 1930 - February 11, 2020

Donald W. Dempster, 89, of Landisville, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Born and raised in Rutherford, NJ, Don was the son of the late Frank V. and Hazel (Miller) Dempster. Don was the husband of the late Willa K. Dempster who passed in March, 2012.

Don was a proud veteran of the US Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a 1958 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He retired from Aramark Corporation in 1998 and held various board and council positions throughout his career. Don was an avid fan of all sporting events, especially the NY Giants and Mets, and was an enthusiastic supporter of Hempfield sports even beyond his grandchildren’s participation. He was a long-time member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

Don is survived by three daughters: Joyce John (Greg) of Manchester, MO, Judy Helton (Larry) of Foley, AL, and Janet Booth (the late Todd) of Landisville. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren: Kristin Coleman (Chad) of Lancaster, Allison MacDonald (Marc) of Ballwin, MO, K evin John of Manchester, MO, Doug Fisher of Baltimore, MD, Nate Booth of Philadelphia, and Chris Booth of Landisville. He was thrilled to be the great-grandfather of Brooke and Bryce Coleman and Riley MacDonald. Also surviving is a brother Frank Dempster of Orlando, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother Richard V. Dempster and his sister Carole Tirgrath.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, where the family will begin receiving guests at 11:00 AM. Private interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. In lieu of flowers donations in Don’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association-Eastern States, P O Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005, www.heart.org, or to the Lancaster Public Library, 125 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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February 15, 2020

Sending lots of hugs and comfort, and joining all the family in remembering a very lovely man. I’m happy I knew Uncle Don!Love to all-
Cathy Marquet

February 15, 2020

Uncle Don was a wonderful man and a terrific uncle.  His conversations were engaging and interesting.   His love for his family was so obvious.  I enjoyed chatting with him.  A few years ago he and Judy came to visit.   He was a true Pittsburgh tourist riding the incline up to Mt. Washington.   I was not surprised when he finished his entire Primanti sandwich.   He had such a love for life.  Yes, he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Sleep in peace, my dear uncle. Love to my cousins.
Mary Raines

February 14, 2020

Uncle Don is wonderful. I remember the fun days dating back to the NJ house as children. It was great seeing him in recent years at the reunion and talking about the Aramark days and the hotel industry.Uncle Don was always genuinely interested in whatever was being discussed.   His kindness and laugh are now in heaven.
John & Peg Giuliano

February 14, 2020

Uncle Don will be greatly missed by our entire family. I enjoyed spending time with him over the last several years especially. Great guy and wonderful uncle
Mark Tirgrath

February 13, 2020

My uncle Don taught me to ride a bike. He also showed me how my Schwinn Stingray (that I thought was so cool) was slower than my sister Mary’s bike. I was lucky to have such a great uncle. Live to my cousins and their families. 
Paul Giuliano

February 13, 2020

Our dear Don was a treasure in our family.  I’ll miss him, our letters, our calls, and our visits. We were blessed to have him, and we celebrate his life with his wonderful girls and our whole family. 
Ethna Kress

February 13, 2020

So sad to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. He and Aunt Willa were always very prominent and in touch with our family and most especially our mom, Uncle Don’s sister Carole. Uncle Don was a wonderfully caring man and will be greatly missed.
Paul Tirgrath

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020
Uncle Don had an interesting and engaging personality and always had a smile. You could always find Uncle Don by his laugh. Just a lovely man to be around. Glad he was family. He will be missed.  Our deepest condolences to his girls, their husbands, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Barbara and Joe Tizio

February 13, 2020

So sorry to here of uncle Don passing. 
Good memories of him at all family events. 
Our sincere sympathy to all family members.
Peter Giuliano & family 

February 13, 2020

Dear Family.  Don was a very special man in our lives.  We loved having him as part of our family. We will so miss his presence.  It was always a pleasure to be in his company as he was interesting and caring. He was loving and devoted to his family.  Our sincere sympathy to all his family members.  Cathy and Dick. 

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Monday, February 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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