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Eugene J. Gaddis, Sr., 85

March 14, 2019

Eugene J. Gaddis, Sr., 85, of Oxford, passed away peacefully at Ware Presbyterian Village, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Nashville, TN, Eugene was the son of the late Edd and Arizonia (Miller) Gaddis. He was the loving husband of the late Adeline (Wagner) Gaddis.
Always the entrepreneur, Eugene was a beekeeper who operated his own farm. He was also assisted in opening graves at St. Mary’s and St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemeteries. Eugene was of the Catholic Faith and was a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Lancaster. He loved music and even composed his own pieces including, “Manna” and his final composition, “The Universe.”
Eugene is survived by his children: Jean Marie Smith; Theresa Ann Gaddis; Mark Anthony Gaddis; and Eugene Joseph Gaddis, Jr. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Family and friends will be received from 6PM to 8PM, Monday, March 18, 2019 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602. A viewing will be held at the church 1 hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eugene’s name may be made to the Lancaster Beekeepers Society, 322 Kelly Ave., Mt. Joy, PA 17552.

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March 18, 2019

Ever the best man that he could be. Mr. Gaddis will be remembered and dearly missed by Family, Friends and his loyal honey and honey product customers. I am proud to call him my friend and always will be. A heartfelt sympathy to al of the survivors of this family. Eugene Jr. and Mark, my deepest sympathy. Best, Chuck Lefever

March 16, 2019

Rest in peace you are a good father in law

March 16, 2019

To Jean Marie and family. So sorry for your loss.  It’s not good bye; it’s see you later.  May God wrap you in his arms, and help ease the pain.  God bless. Mary & family

March 16, 2019

Dear Gaddis Family,
It has been well over 55 years since we were neightbors on the Grofftown rd.. Gene got me , as a young man , interested in bee keeping. Taught me the in & outs of caring for them. I often wounder what had happened to Gene & his family. I am no longer a resident of Pa, having moved to NH 22+ years ago.
I wish to extend my heart felt sorrow at your loss. A loss that is felt by myself & I am sure many of which you are unaware.  He was a fine man.

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Monday, March 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Lancaster, PA 17602
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