Larry A. Warfel, 54
Larry A. Warfel, 54, of Glendale, AZ died December 14 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in the Arizona desert.
Born March 8, 1954 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Norman Warfel and Mary (Jane) Warfel. He was graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in l973, then served our country in the US Air Force for twenty years as a medic attached to a Marine infantry unit. He participated in Desert Storm.
After retirement from the US Air Force, Larry attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He was employed as Aquatic Supervisor at Sun City Grand, a major retirement community in Surprise, AZ. Enjoying the outdoors, he was an avid gold prospector and a longtime rider of ATVs.
Surviving are a son, Larry II, of Phoenix, AZ; his mother, Jane Warfel; a sister, Dr. Joan Tompkins, wife of the Rev. Jonathan Tompkins; a brother Donald, all of Lancaster, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel at 3110 Lititz Pike with the Rev. John Light officiating. Interment will follow at Conestoga Memorial Park. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 10:00 until the time of service. To send an online condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhome.com.
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I am so sorry to hear of the accident that claimed Larry’s life. A friend notified me 12/20/08 per Christmas Card. This friend, Larry and I all worked at Atwater Medical Group some years ago. He was still working there when I retired but was talking of going into another line of work. We had something in common: we were both from Pennsylvania. I remember when he would go back to Lancaster to visit, he would bring us a big bag of pretzels. Larry was a nice guy and I have thought of him from time to time wondering what he was doing.
Almajane McDonnell, Manteca, Ca