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Warren M. Archibald, 77

July 03, 2016

Warren M. Archibald, 77, of East Petersburg, died at Geisinger Community Medical Center, on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born in Scranton, Warren was the son of the late John G. and Marion N. (Jordan) Archibald. He was the loving husband of the late Demaris A. “Demy” (Bartholme) Archibald, to whom he had been married for 52 years.
Warren graduated from Scranton Central High School and then went on to graduate from Penn State University in 1960. He worked for the Department of Agriculture as the District Conservationist in Lancaster County until his retirement. He proudly served in the US Army during peacetime. Warren greatly loved and cared for his family. He enjoyed traveling with Demy, spending time with his friends and family, reading, gardening, golfing, and found satisfaction in working around the house with his own hands.
Warren was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, East Petersburg, for over 42 years. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to Masonic Lodge #43. Warren was also a member of numerous civic and service oriented organizations in Lancaster County.
Warren is survived by his three sons: Paul Archibald, husband of Susan, of Wayne; James Archibald, husband of Carrie, of Whitefish, MT; and Steven Archibald, of East Petersburg. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Zachary, Ethan, Justin, Sydney, and Megan; a brother, William Archibald, husband of Beverly, of North Port, FL; and two brothers-in-law: Neil Bartholme, husband of Carol, of Newton, PA and James Bartholme, also of Newton. Warren is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family across America.
Funeral services for Warren will be held at 1:30PM, on July 10th, at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 2340 State St., East Petersburg, PA 17520. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Warren’s name may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ at the address above.

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July 17, 2016

Loved by everyone who knew him and will be missed by many.  Sincere condolences to you, Steve and your brothers and family for losing your mother AND father.  I will never forget Arch as a former supervisor and dear man.  A true friend and conservationist.  Rest in Peace.
Sally Carroll ( former LCCD employee)
 

July 10, 2016

Arch &  I shared a lot of love doing our work to keep Lancaster farmers and ag lands sustainable.  He though NRCS and me with USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  Had lots of respect and had fun with the quirky bantering on some of our fed gov’t frustrations.   He is at peace and once again joining Demy in that shining star. Arch…. share those 5 golden rings with Demy. May your memories bring smiles in your hearts.  
 
Kathy Heil, Retired FSA Executive Director

July 09, 2016

I find it difficult to express my thoughts at this time due to Warren’s passing. I do know that he will be missed by many.Rest in peace my friend.
Bob Haggerty, Kingston,Pa

July 09, 2016

To Arch’s family:Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Warren when doing conservation work on the precious Lancaster county soils. He was a firm believer in the mission we were involved in. May Arch and Demi rest in pease. Frank and Bev Harvatine

July 08, 2016

Dear Family of Archie – I worked with Archie through the Lancaster County Conservation District for five years.  He was the best in so many ways.  He was always willing to teach, show, and discuss solutions to any agriculture/conservation related issue, topic, or challenge.  He had a wonderful smile and laugh, cared for “his boys” no matter what the age, and always had THE BEST costume for the Annual Super Bowl luncheon.  He meant so much to so many people over the years who spent time under his management and supervision.  Archie will live on through the BMP that he created – the Archie Basin.  He was a good man and is happy again to be with his loving Savior and loving wife.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Know he was loved by many.  Chotty Sprenkle, Cochranville

July 08, 2016

Godspeed Warren and Demy.  Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely,  John 

July 08, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.  Words cannot express our sorrow.  Warren touched our lives…something we will never forget.  Pam and Bruce Sweda MtCobb, PA

July 07, 2016

My sincere sympathies on the loss of your husband/father/grandpa/friend and other wonderful descriptions for who Archie was and will be remembered for being.   I worked with him on several projects during my 8 years in the NRCS State Office in Harrisburg.  He was always willing to drive me around and show me the county that he cared about so much.  I did have one project that got him worried that I was going to get him trouble when we were trying to film the urban encroachment on the ag lands aND were asked to leave.  We teased each other about that for a long time!  I enjoyed my time with him.  Blessings to you all.  May the warmth of your memories comfort you through your grieving. 
 
Stacy Mitchell 
Bozeman, Montana

July 07, 2016

My sincere sympathies on the loss of your husband/father/grandpa/friend and other wonderful descriptions for who Archie was and will be remembered for being.   I worked with him on several projects during my 8 years in the NRCS State Office in Harrisburg.  He was always willing to drive me around and show me the county that he cared about so much.  I did have one project that got him worried that I was going to get him trouble when we were trying to film the urban encroachment on the ag lands aND were asked to leave.  We teased each other about that for a long time!  I enjoyed my time with him.  Blessings to you all.  May the warmth of your memories comfort you through your grieving. 

July 07, 2016

Paul, Jim, Steve
We send our deepest sympathy and know you are all in shock like the rest of the family. Keep all the happy times and memories with you always like the trip to San Diego and losing Steve at the zoo, the lake house, your Mom’s wonderful cooking and crafts, your Dad and his good golf stories and love of traveling for both. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.  Tom and Sandy Garris and Gerry Harnish

July 06, 2016

Hap and I are in disbelief! I knew that he had heart attack and was doing well! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!! I’m sorry! God bless you all!!  Hap and Sherry Bowering 

July 06, 2016

Arch I am so sorry of your lost again so soon 
you have my blessing. if you need anything from me I am here for you.
Willie Borden

July 06, 2016

It’s heart breaking for your loss at this time of grieving.  

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Trinity United Church of Christ
2340 State St.
East Petersburg, PA 17520
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East Petersburg, PA 17520
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