Drew Thomas Carpenter, 34
October 1, 1980 - June 25, 2015
We lost Drew on June 25th; our lives have changed, our hearts are broken – we will never forget him and we will love him forever. He is survived by his parents, Thomas Earl and Pamela Winger Carpenter of Lititz, his son, Dylan Thomas Carpenter of Holtwood, and his maternal grandparents, William Carl Jr. and Mary Robbye Winger of Lititz. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Drew has been employed by Tait Towers as a Water Spider (specializing in the computerized inventory of parts & kits) for the last four years. He was also a member of the American Legion and VFW in Lititz.
Drew will be remembered for his quick wit, intuitive nature, and open-mindedness. He made friends easily, had a GREAT, irresistibly contagious laugh and could be an absolute bear when he woke up. He was a talented trim carpenter; he built a wine cellar and a library room for his mom. Drew had an uncanny ability to get “right to the heart of the matter” and often had a quick quip to sum it up – most of which would be unprintable here!
His favorite things in the world included: playing Xbox with Dylan, music of all kinds (from Sinatra to Metallica), the Phillies, the Eagles, Duke basketball, playing poker (often with his Dad), watching “Justified” and “Love and Marriage” on TV, playing golf with his “Pop-Pop”, being with friends, a big fat steak with a glass of good wine (that might surprise you!) and near the top of the list – his cat, Ziggy.
While he managed to elude the institution of marriage, Drew was no stranger to love. Also, if you ever needed a helping hand or found yourself stuck in a snow bank, he was THE guy you’d hope would happen by.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an informal Memorial/Celebration of Life for Drew to be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, July 18th at the Lititz American Legion, 109 N. Broad St., Lititz. Feel free to visit the family one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please bring your personal stories – let’s talk, laugh and love on… Drew!
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July 31, 2015
I just learned of Drew’s passing today (July 31st). Drew and I were friends in High School and graduated together. We worked together at the Brethren Village. We spent many a weekend night during our Junior year cruising around and playing pool at Billiards. I was fortunate to have a friend like him; he would pick me up and take me to events that I wouldn’t have gotten a chance to go to otherwise. He was a generous guy and never asked for gas money. We would joke around at school, work and when we hung out because we both had a similar sense of humor. I remember his big smile when he would laugh. Just all around a good guy. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I never got the chance to meet his folks, but they seem like people I would have gotten along with based on this loving obituary. My heart and condolences goes out to his family. May he rest in peace!
July 01, 2015
I am sorry to hear of Drew’s passing. Although I did not know him well, I will always remember him from school because he was kind to me when others were not.
July 01, 2015
So very sorry for the loss of your Son. May loving memories comfort you in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Phoebe Miller & Eddie Roth
June 29, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you love and miss Drew. Your pain may seem unbearable. James 4:8 read: Draw close to God and he will draw close to you. Yes, you and your family have the greatest person ever to go to in your time of need. Please find comfort in this fact, in your days ahead. (Mary Miller)
June 29, 2015
Dear Mr. And Mrs. Carpenter,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Drew was a wonderful person…please know that we are grieving with you. Wishing you peace and happy memories of Drew. He will not be forgotten.
June 29, 2015
I knew Drew while working as an aide at Warwick High School. Drew was a kind, gentle spirit. A fine young man with a ready smile. I ran into Drew and his young son one day at Lititz Springs Park. it was nice catching up with Drew. He was SO proud of his young son. I am saddened by his death. My prayers are with you, his family. Mrs. Peg Ivey, Lititz