John W. Deebel, 70, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at LGH. Born in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late John W. and Kathryn (Houtz) Deebel. He was married to Catherine (Berger) Deebel for 41 years.
A 1959 graduate of South Williamsport High School, John went onto graduate from Penn State University in 1963 with an associate degree in electrical engineering. He went on to work for Armstrong World Industries as an electrical designer and retiring there after 35 years of service. John helped form the Keystone Division of the Train Collectors Association and was a lifetime member of the 1st Ward Fire Company in South Williamsport. He was a member of the "Dutch Bunch" and also enjoyed NASCAR, history, attending train and antique car shows and more than ever loved his own antique cars.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children: A daughter, Christine N., wife of Andy Santana, a son, J. Michael Deebel, both of Lancaster. Also surviving is a sister, Judith Consoli, of Hopewell, N.J., and four grandchildren, Emma, Olivia Deebel and Ana, Christian Santana.
John W. Deebel
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, Pa. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John's memory to the Human League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.