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James C. Hensel, 74

September 27, 1947 - October 01, 2021

James C. Hensel, 74, of Lititz, passed away after a long illness at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy surrounded by family on October 1, 2021. Born in Lancaster to the late Victor and Betty Hensel, Lititz. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Carson) Hensel. They were married on May 4, 1974.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by son TJ, Ephrata, granddaughter Raegan and grandson Mason, sister Jane Gephard and companion Kevin Bell, Denver. Also surviving are, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron and Vicky Carson, West Chester, and Jack and Barb Carson, Biloxi, MS; nephews Ronald and Brian Carson; nieces Jackie, Jamie, Jenny Carson; and numerous cousins.

Jim graduated from Warwick High School in 1965. He then joined the Army Reserves being honorably discharged March 1972. He began working for Armstrong World Industries in 1966 as a machinist and millwright retiring in 2004. He then worked part time for Manheim Auto Auction.

Jim was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. He also coached baseball in the Lititz town and travel teams. He was a member of the former Brun-Lex Lions Club.

Jim and Elaine enjoyed traveling the U.S. They visited Major League Baseball Parks for many years with their son. After they both retired, they went on their dream vacation. Traveling Route 66 and Pacific Coast Highway. The western states were their favorites. The Beatles and Rod Stewart were his favorite performers. Seeing Rod Stewart was his last concert. It also must be said he was known for his spotless cars.

The family wants to extend our sincere thanks to all the health providers who cared for Jim.

Jim’s family will greet friends from 10 to 11 AM, followed by the memorial service at 11 AM, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 11039, Lewistown, ME 04243-9409 https://action.lung.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31271&mfc_pref=T&31271.donation=form1 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

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Condolences to the Family

October 12, 2021

Sorry for your loss, may God bless you,from Marlin Fahnestock  ,,good memories  of you at Farmdale elementary  school
J Marlin and Carol Fahnestock

October 11, 2021

My condolences to Elaine and family,
Jim was a friend and a good mechanic. I will miss the many good times we had at the old Armstrong floor plant.
Randy Grimm

October 10, 2021

Elaine and family,
My most sincere condolences to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.

October 07, 2021

Elaine, TJ and family:

May Jim rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your great memories. Prayers to you all.
Peggy Bard Rooney

October 07, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss Elaine and TJ. My deepest condolences to you both and your entire family. Yes he always had his car spotless all the time in bad weather as well. May you RIP Jim Gone to soon but never forgotten. 
Trish Cargo (Chad Wagner’s Mom)

October 06, 2021

So sorry to hear about your beloved husband. Hugs and prayers to your entire family.  
Joe and Betty Narkiewicz

October 05, 2021

Elaine and family,
Suzanne and I are terribly saddened by the passing of our friend, Jim. We will always fondly remember Jim for the good times we enjoyed with Jim and Elaine and the Ledwiths both in our homes and on trips and our adventure to the Philadelphia market area for canolies. We enjoyed the Phillies trips and Eagles trips as well. Our sympathies to your family and you, Elaine. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Suzanne and John Witwer

October 05, 2021

Jim was a good friend and a outstanding mechanic. I will miss the many good times we had both at Armstrong and our friendship.
Karl Haines

October 05, 2021

so sorry to hear about Jim ,he was a good man.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.jack/barbara

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
11:00 AM
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Lititz, PA 17543
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