John W. Flowers, 81

John W. Flowers, 81, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at his residence.

He was the husband of Darline Jane Mellman Flowers, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage this past June 10th. Born in Hershey, he was the son of the late John W. and Salome M. Bentz Flowers.

John had worked as a compositor for Fulton Press for 30 years until his retirement in1995.

In years past he had coached Little League Baseball, was involved in Boy Scouts, enjoyed golfing, was a big Boston Red Sox fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. John also enjoyed hunting, particularly with his sons and grandsons. He was a 1947 graduate of Hershey High School, and, with his wife, attended the 49ers Breakfast Club.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his 2 sons: Edward M. married to Joann Flowers of Penryn, and Robert J. married to Cathy Flowers of Dagsboro, DE; his daughter Joni L. married to Arthur Lavoie of Lititz; his 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and his two sisters, Phyllis  married to Henry Zuttermeister of Kendalville, IN and Ilene S. married to Joseph Gosik of Hershey. He was preceded in death by his sons Joseph and David Flowers, his grandsons Michael Flowers and Jeremy Lavoie, and his brother Edwin C. Flowers.

Friends will be received on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 1-2PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, with the Memorial Service to follow at 2PM, the Rev. John Alger officiating. Interment  will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in John’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence, please visit: Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100

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dear dolly and family. i am so sorry to hear about john…he was the best of the derry rats…we have good memories..lots of them..thinking of you..

love lilly

You, were always Mr. Flowers to the all of us Erb’s and you will be missed by all the neighbors.

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