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Florence B. Haertter, 72

December 02, 2018

Florence B. Haertter, 72, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from her courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Thelma (King) Burgert. She was the loving wife of Joseph L. Haertter, with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Florence was a graduate of the Wilfred Academy of Hair & Beauty Culture of Philadelphia. She was also employed at Shanks Extract Co. for 30 years where she retired as the Quality Control Supervisor.
Florence and her husband Joseph were very active members of St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary, serving as past President, a member of the Pastoral Parish Council and very involved in organizing various activities.
Although Florence’s creativity was expressed through her scrapbooking and sewing, her greatest passion was being with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three sons: Timothy, married to Shawna of Lancaster, Gary, married to Tipvemon of Middletown, DE, and Craig, married to Sheryl of Landisville, and by her seven grandchildren: Adam, Jolie, Emily, Aum, Lauren, Andrew, and Eric.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6-8PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Friends will be greeted again on Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 from 10-11AM, with the Mass to follow at 11AM. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Florence’s memory to St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church at the above address or to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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December 06, 2018

 
Gary, Tim, Craig and Mr Haertter,
 
To begin, let me say that I am sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine what I will feel on the day that our Lord chooses to call my mother to his side, but the day I learned of your mother’s passing I did get a small taste of the emotions that I will feel.
 
In thinking about what to capture here as my memories of “Flo” (probably going to regret that when I see her again), I find myself lamenting the fact that the further I get away from my late teenage years that my specific memories of that time are lost or fuzzy.  I will try to capture in a few words what I do remember and hopefully honor your wife’s/mom’s memory.
 
I remember always being welcome at your home.  I can still hear Mrs Haertter’s disembodied voice filtering down into the den or up the stairs from the kitchen, asking me if I was planning on eating at your house that evening.  I remember warm, loving concern for me as if I was one of her boys and, depending on the conversation and my response, relief that I was not. 
 
I realize that I was one of the luckiest teenagers ever, as I had at least two homes in which I could safely spend time, where I was free to express myself, and where I received the guidance that young men so much require from a second wonderful “Mom”. 
 
I understand now that God places people in our lives to bless and guide us, sometimes we come to this realization much too late in our lives.  Your Mom was one of those persons that I am blessed to have known and I am better for having the opportunity.   JP
Mine and Linda’s thoughts and prayers are  with you and your families during this time.
 

December 06, 2018

Dearest Joe and boys,
My most heartfelt sorrow for you and your family.
We were so shocked to hear about Florence, but didn’t realize she had cancer. We send you our most warmest greetings and know that you will see Florence again in heaven some day.
Love and consolation from John and Marie and John and Wendy Stauffer

December 05, 2018

Dear Joe & Family:  Dave and I are truly sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you & may knowing she no longer suffers, but is in a better place, bring you great comfort.  Sincerely, Dave & Carolyn Brown

December 05, 2018

Dear Joe, 
We wish to extend our condolences upon your loss of your dear wife, Florence.  God be with you.     Mark and Susan Lutter

December 05, 2018

Joe,
So sorry for your loss.  My condolences to you and your family.
Trudy McComsey

December 05, 2018

Craig, Jay and I are so very sorry for the loss of your mother.

December 05, 2018

Craig, I didn’t know your mother but I know the loss of a mother is difficult, no matter their age. I lost my mother almost two years ago and I miss her every day. Know that your mother is at peace in her eternal home with no more pain and suffering. I want to try to make the visitation on Tuesday evening but, if you don’t see me know I am there in spirit giving you the stength you need at this difficult time. My sincerest sympathies to your father and brothers and your entire family, as well. 

December 05, 2018

Dear Craig & Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss.  May all the wonderful memories you have be a comfort during this difficult time.  I must say, the picture of Florence shows the warmth and love she had for her family.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

December 05, 2018

Dear Joe and family,
 
Florence had just asked me to pray for her because the double vision she was experiencing was so troublesome. It is a sad time to lose her but she is now at peace. Her family was always the most important thing in her life and now she is looking down from heaven on all of you. God grant her eternal rest.  Ginny Anspach

December 05, 2018

Saying goodbye to someone who is loved is heartbreaking, and Florence was loved. Your family is in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.

December 04, 2018

Mrs Haertter was such a kind and caring person. My wife and I enjoyed visiting with her and her wonderful family anytime we were in Lancaster as well as down the shore. She always had a funny story and such a terrific smile. She so loved her family. She and Mr Haertter raised 3 great sons who I am proud to call friends. Gary, Tim, Craig, and Mr Haertter my heart truly goes out to each of you.

December 04, 2018

Joe, our condolences to you and your entire family at this sorrowful time. My our Lord God grant you peace and heal your sorry.
Nick Jr. and Lyn Sapone

December 04, 2018

Words alone cannot express our deep sorrow at the passing of our dear friend. May she now rest in the arms of Jesus and Our Blessed Mother Mary and God grant Joe and the family comfort in their sorrow and grief.  She was a true friend and will be deeply missed.

December 04, 2018

Dear Joe and family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. She put up a good fight this past year.
May GOD give you peace knowing she is in Heaven because HE called her home.
 

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