John J. Lackner, Sr., 76

February 10, 2021

John J. Lackner, Sr., 76, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, John managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. In his final days, he was surrounded at home by his wife, children, and grandchildren, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of the late John and Pauline (Kropf) Lackner. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Drago) Lackner, who together, recently had the joy of celebrating their 50 Wedding Anniversary. Surviving in addition to his wife, a son, John J. Lackner, Jr., husband of Tara, of Mohrsville, PA, three daughters, Heather Vaughn, wife of, John, Wrightsville, Krista Heffley, of Lititz, Valerie Smith, wife of Todd, of Lancaster, and ten beautiful grandchildren, Delaney, Haleigh, Emma, Liliana, Dillon, Maya Madyson, Lincoln, Jonah, and Courtney. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred (Lackner) Wolf.

John served with the US Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany from 1966-1968. He graduated from Long Island University and received his Master’s Degree in Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.

He held several management and accounting positions for companies such as the Singer Company, WR Grace, and most recently Aetna Insurance.

John enjoyed fishing, planting flowers, and visiting one of his favorite U.S. cities, New Orleans. His lifelong passion since a young child was collecting coins, and enjoyed sharing his collections with his family.

John was a member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11AM at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10AM-11AM. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. 1117 Country Club Road Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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February 19, 2021

My condolences to the Lackner family.Johnny was an old friend of mine from the 50’s and 60’s.  We lost touch along the way.He went into the army and I into the navy.I’m sorry that we didn’t reconnect our friendship until  two years ago.He was the sharpest teen that Ridgewood,NY ever saw.I’m proud to have been his friend in those years and again these last two.Sorry I didn’t get to see him again in person but our almost daily e-mails kept us in touch.I turn on my computer and I miss him and all his funny jokes that I would send to many others.
                                      Goodbye old friend
                                            Frank Kropf

February 14, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Lackner family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.                              I’ve a lot of fond memories of John over the time of setting up Factory Card Outlet and also getting ready for one of the girls wedding at our house. From, The Sam & Fannie Beiler Family.

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Lititz, PA 17543
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