John J. Palmer, 74

John J. Palmer, 74, of Willow Street, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 26, 2006.

Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late John F. and June Stem Palmer.  He was the husband of Anna Marie Dluhos Palmer.  They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on September 7th.

John worked as a supervisor in the machine shop at Armstrong World Industries for thirty-two years.  He retired in 1995.

An active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, John was an usher, a Eucharistic Minister, and served on parish council. He was also a member  of the Millersville VFW Post #7294 and the American Legion Post # 34.

During the Korean War, he served in the US Army as a corporal with the military police and the army intelligence.

An, avid sports fan, John loved Notre Dame Football.  John was also a family man and cherished spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, John P. married to Gretchen L. (Zerphy) Palmer of Lititz; grandchildren, Kristen and Zachary Frey, Kelly and Kerry Palmer all of Lititz; a great grandson, Ethan Frey of Lititz; a brother, George married to Jane Palmer of Pittsburgh; sisters, Betty married to Leo Bimle of Johnstown; Doris Terek of Elizabethtown; Patricia married to Robert Huff of SC; and Kathleen Daniel of Chicago.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Cook.

A Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 on Thursday at 10a.m.  Interment in St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may attend the viewing at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel Inc., 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. 

Please omit flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Hospice of Lancaster Co., 685 Good Dr., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page

Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

January 18, 2022

Still love you Uncle Jack!

Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info