John P. Phelan, 90

John P. Phelan, 90, of Calvary Fellowship Homes, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Mr. Phelan was born on August 14, 1919, in Lancaster. He was the son of the late, John A. and Regina (Krantz) Phelan. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. (Myers) Phelan. They were married on February 15, 1941.

Mr. Phelan retired from his position as supervisor of the Tool and Dye Department at Sperry-New Holland after forty-six years of employment. He was a former member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Lancaster and St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Grand Island Nebraska. Mr. Phelan was an avid golfer who took pride in the fact that, during his lifetime, he had two holes-in-one. John was a member of Conestoga Country Club and the River Side Golf Club in Nebraska. He enjoyed winter vacations with his children and grandchildren in Marco Island, Florida.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Phelan is survived by three daughters: Kathleen McCullough of Wheaton, Illinois, Patty Phelan of Lancaster, and Janet wife of Mike Schroder of Austin, Texas; a son Timothy Phelan, husband of Ruth of Madison, Wisconsin; a sister Evelyn Ryan, wife of Marty of Lancaster; twelve grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Regina Lenhard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August, 21, 2009, at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster beginning at 11:00 AM with Msgr. Richard Youtz as celebrant. Interment will be private. A viewing will take place at the church on Friday from 10-11 AM. Kindly omit flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or to Calvary Fellowship Homes, 502 Elizabeth Dr Lancaster, PA 17601. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel. To send an online condolence, please visit:

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I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Pat will always be remembered in my heart as the best I’ve ever had.
Mark Bumann
Grand Island, Nebraska

Sorry to read of Pat’s death.  I enjoyed many years of golfing with Pat, Dick, and Jack.  We have missed Pat and his dry sense of humor and of being able to joke with him.  God bless his heart.  My deepest sympathy to Betty and the family.  Norm Harrison, Riverside Golf Course, Grand Island, Nebraska

We’re sorry, Betty and family.  Pat was an original.  He and Dick spent many happy hours on the golf course and in the trap room.  We’ve missed you both since you returned to your roots.
Dick and Marilyn Zastrow

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