John F. Tomlinson, 94

December 13, 2022

John F. Tomlinson, 94, of Lititz, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Born in Sutton, England, he was the son of the late Nellie (Horton) and Francis Tomlinson. He was the loving husband of the late Edith Tomlinson, with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage in August 2022.

Prior to retirement, John worked as a Senior Research Technician at Armstrong World Industries. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. He was a former member of the British American Club. He enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed his time in Myrtle Beach and Rehoboth Beach, DE. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed gardening, and was a passionate Penn State fan.

He is survived by his children: Deborah Ward of Winona, MN, Ian Tomlinson (Linda Adams) of Manheim, PA; his grandchildren: Megan Duncan (Craig Duncan) and Ashley Sara Tomlinson (John Staubs); his great-grandchildren: Brynn and Cora Duncan as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Robert and George Tomlinson, and Elizabeth Mary Ward, Nellie Perkins and Freda Murden.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Family and friends will be received from 10AM until the time of service. Interment will be private.

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December 31, 2022

Worked with John at Armstrong flooring.
John also went on our golf trips to Myrtle Beach many years.
He gave me the nickname FTD.

December 30, 2022

I worked with John at Armstrong Technical Center before I left there in 1989. He was an easy going person and also quite technically competent. On a regular basis he would come to my property where I had two horses to pick up a load of manure for his gardens. Frequently he told me, “You have the best horse poop for my roses!” He was a character in all the best ways, and will be missed.

Tuesday, January 03, 2023
11:00 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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