Ryan Michael Lefever, 34

May 18, 2013

Ryan Michael Lefever, 34, of Lititz, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Larry and Jeanne Lefever of Lititz.

Ryan was a 1998 graduate of Warwick High School, and received his B.S. Degree from Millersville University in 2005.

He was a member of Keiser Gun Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved the Phillies, Eagles, and NASCAR.

Ryan was employed as a customer service rep for Haller Enterprises, Lititz, last working on Friday.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Kendall who was daddy’s little girl and the true love of his life; two sisters:  Tiffanie Weiler (Chris) and Amy Haines (Michael), all of Lititz; maternal grandparents:  Bernard and Jean Huxta of Lancaster; paternal grandfather, Lytle Lefever of Manheim; three nephews:  Braidy, Gaibe, and Drew Weiler; two nieces:  Marley and Abbey Haines; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and Christine Wieniewski and her daughter Kailei Garman, both of Lititz.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Lefever, and a nephew, Jack Haines.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, PA  17543 with Father James O’Blaney C.Ss.R. as Celebrant.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be private.

Kindly omit flowers.  Memorial contributions in Ryan’s memory may be made to the church at the address above. To place a condolence online, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Ryan. Please except my deepest sympathy to the family. From your cousin, Michaela G. Andes.

Jeanne, Larry, Tiffany and Amy and family: our most sincere condolences in this sudden and difficult loss of one special guy. He was always very kind and especially attentative and loving to Kendall. I remember the first time we met, he walked over to introduce himself when we were moving in across the street. Very handsome and confident young man even 13 years ago. I will remember him out front being an awesome father to Kendall, giving her all his time and attention. Holding you all in our prayers as you find peace in the special memories you all shared together. The Nancarvis family, Karyn, Tim, and kids

We are still in shock about the sudden loss of your son, Ryan. He was special to our family and we are so glad we had the opportunity to see him at Kailei’s gathering the week before! We will miss Ryan, but will think of him fondly when we see little Kendall. Our hearts go out to you, your family, and especially to our great niece/great granddaughter during this tragic time.
We love you Kendall!
Hugs and kisses,
Great Aunt Vickie and Great Uncle Ray Kahler (Ed Kahler’s brother)
Great Uncle Lynn and Great Aunt Sue Overly
Cousins Trey Kahler, Ryland Overly, and Sara Corcoran
Great Grandma Barbara and Great Grandpa Harvey Overly

I am very sorry to hear of your loss of such a fine young man.  I have fond memories of the guys all together at football. I am glad he and Chris remained friends through the years. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. sincerely, Anne Bucher  Chris Enck’s mom

words fall short of expressing my sorrow my thoughts and prayers are with ryans  family during this difficult time
patrick bamford

Jeanne and Larry, words cannot fully express the sadness and loss we feel with Ryan’s passing. He was a very loving father to our granddaughter Kendall and also treated her sister Kailei the same. We all had such a great time at our home celebrating Kailei’s 1st Holy Communion. We will always remember Ryan on that day. You are in our prayers.               

Ray, Sharon and Family      

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Ryan. I have known Ryan since kindergarten. A truly great guy that will be missed by many. Prayers are with you and God Bless his little girl.
Sherry Linderman-Leiner

My deepest sympathy to all of you.  Ryan was a great kid so I know he became a wonderful man.  God be with you and help you to cope with such a tragedy.   I know Ryan will be sorely missed.  Love to all of you.

Lucy de Perrot 

I was so sad to hear of Ryan’s passing. About 20 years ago I was introduced to Ryan on a brisk Saturday at Grosh Field. It was the Lions vs the Seahawks in Warwick’s midget football league. I was playing tight end and was the intended receiver on a play, the football was overthrown and intercepted. I immediately took the angle and attempted to chase the individual who made the interception. Within a few seconds, I was laid out on the football field and my coaches were asking me if I was all right. Ryan did one of those highlight reel blocks that you see on Sportcenter on me. I remember that play so vividly, it was first time I got the wind knocked out of me. A series or two later Ryan came up to me and asked me "Hey, are you all right?", I responded "Yeah", then Ryan proceeded to have the biggest smile ear to ear.

My sincere condolences go out to his family.
Matt Hoffman

Jeanne & Larry,
   We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Ryan. Even though we never knew him, I am sure he was a wonderful person. Know that you all are
in our thoughts & prayers.
Maryclaire & Joe

I was very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing.  He was a great person, and a good friend.  I worked with Ryan at Jay Group when it was on Ronks Road, in fact I sat next to him for a while.  We both worked in the Phillips call center and Ryan was the nicest, sweetest person.  I knew him before he married and had his daughter, Kendall.  I know he was very proud of her when she was born. I was a Cust. Service Rep with Jay Group from 2004 to Oct 2006, and then I moved to be the switchboard operator right before they moved to Hempfield Twp. and then retired in 2009.

I’d like to offer my condolences at this time.  May God be with you.

Dotty Arment

I couldn’t believe the news of Ryan’s passing. He and I were friends in high school and I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to his family.

Dominic Kunkle

ryan always had a smile on his face.  what a wonderful example ryan gave to his daughter.  we remember ryan playing with his daughter in the front yard. our hearts ache for the loss of your beautiful, loving son and brother.  jeanne and larry we are so very sad for you and your girls.  please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.

doug,kathi,zac and kelsey rothfus.

I was shocked to read about Ryan in the newspaper.  I sat next to Ryan at The Jay Group for many years, working on the CertainTeed account.  We had lots of laughs and heart to heart talks about family.  I always enjoyed his humor.  Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.  Ryan was and will be thought of often.
Deb Groff

So many memories of Ryan over the years, but the best would be the ones from childhood – spending time in the cul-de-sac with the Crums, the Lefevers and the Roberts were some of the best times.  Big wheels, fires in the alfalfa fields…good times!  Ryan will forever be loved and missed, and will always hold a special place in our hearts.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, and especially with Kendall.  May God wrap all of you in His arms and give you peace.

Much love,
Jenn DeWalt

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time for your family.  Remember the beautiful memories your brother gave you and keep them close to your hearts.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to ease your burden.

Cid & David Myers

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Ryan was such a kind person.  It was a pleasure to work with him at The Jay Group.  Your family is in my prayers.

Jena Feltch

Oh my dear Larry, Jeanne, Tiffanie and Amy plus Ryan’s daughter and rest of the family – I am speechless!!!  I can’t tell you how sorry I am to read of Ryan’s passing on Saturday!!!  I cannot even begin to comprehend your loss.  Please know my thoughts and prayers continue for all of you.  At least we know that he is with Jeanie in Heaven now and awaiting our arrival.  I pray that you all will be surrounded by God’s Love and Peace that surpasses all understanding especially during this most difficult time and also in the future.  Please know that I am thinking of you and I am always here at all times for you to call at 394-1840.  I love you and think about you often.  I sure do miss Jeanie.

The world has lost a very special person.  Ryan was a wonderful father and advocate for his daughter, Kendall.  I will remember him for his caring and helpful ways. I am so sorry for your loss of your wonderful son. May God help you find peace.

Denise Bedger

I have to agree with Jenn. My fondest memories are from when the kids were little and all played together in the cul-de-sac. They would play for hours outside. Us Moms would have to drag them all into their respective homes at dusk. Then, they’d be back outside first thing in the morning!  Ryan was "all boy"!  He was always playing hard! His spin outs on the big wheel were always the best! I have lost touch with the old neighborhood in recent years, but it sounds like he played hard as an adult, too, with his love of hunting, fishing, Nascar, sports, etc.  I did not know Ryan as an adult, but from everything I’ve read in people’s posts, he was a great son, brother, friend and father. Very loving and caring. I know he will be missed by all. But, through our faith in Christ, we know we will all meet again in our eternal home. May that Truth provide you all comfort in the coming days.  Peggy (Roberts) O’Rourke

Dear Larry & Family,

  Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 Glenn Carpenter

My deepest sympathy. Ryan was a wonderful person. He had an extremmly kind and gentle heart. He will be trully missed by all who knew him.

Michelle Andrejak

As life grows longer and fuller, we often find ourselves separated from friends and family by time and distance. Though in recent years we didn’t get together as much as we would have liked, Ryan has always been a true friend to my husband Justin and I – a friend who we imagined would always be part of our lives. You must be so proud of the amazing son, brother, father, and friend that Ryan was, and I hope Kendall will always know just how much her Dad loves her.

Whenever I hear Jane’s Addiction, Grateful Dead, Sublime, Tom Petty, or Neil Young on acoustic guitar, I will think of Ryan and smile.

Love you, Los.
Jenn Wendel

Ken and I are totally at a loss for words. Such a beautiful life cut short by an untimely death. We cannot even presume to understand the pain you are now experiencing, with the loss of Ryan. God bless and keep you all comforted.

Jo Ann and Ken

Tiffany, I can’t tell you how sorry I was to hear of your brothers untimely passing. 
May all your memories of your brother be a comfort to you and your family during this most difficult time. 
Carole Michael

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