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Gary L. Fenstermacher


August 1, 2013


Gary L. Fenstermacher, 61, of 95 Hilkert Road and 10 Klondike Road Danville PA passed away Tuesday evening, July 30, 2013 while working on his centennial family farm which was his passion. He was born January 27, 1952 in Bloomsburg PA the son of Bette Jean Whitenight Fenstermacher and the late Wilson Levi Fenstermacher.   

He graduated from Danville High School in 1969 and from Williamsport Community College as a Civil Engineer Technologist.  Gary served with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a major contributor serving as a Master Sergeant during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  During his time in the service he traveled extensively to many places including Hawaii, Germany, France, Spain, Panama and Turkey.  He later returned home to the family farm where his heart had remained. 

He was employed as a Civil Engineer Technologist for the State of Pennsylvania which included Allentown, Harrisburg and Williamsport.  Gary was also a gentleman farmer raising chickens, goats, horses and specifically polled Hereford cattle in honor of family tradition. 

Gary was well known as a compassionate, thoughtful, meticulous and introspective person.  He enjoyed working on the farm and his farm equipment. Gary thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his dog, Muggsy.  He also enjoyed reading scripture and spending personal time with God in “God’s country”.   He was a dedicated and committed caregiver to his mother and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family whom he adored.  

He was a member of the National Rifle Association. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters; Janelle L. Fenstermacher of Danville PA and Alyse C. Means and her husband Nicholas of Northumberland PA.  He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Carlette Morrison.  Also surviving are two close nephews; Todd Snyder of Lykens PA and Tim Snyder of Mobile Alabama and one sister, Connie Snyder of Bloomsburg PA.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Nathan King Community Alliance Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 9:30 AM to the time of service.  Military Rites will be accorded by the Fort Indiantown Gap Honor Guard and American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.  Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International 12290 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs CO 80921-3668 or donate online to Compassion.com or National Resources Conservation Service 702 Sawmill Road Suite 203 Bloomsburg PA  17815-7741 or Future Farmers of America for Danville PA High School 2301 N. Cameron Street Harrisburg PA  17110 or National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax VA  22030. www.visneski.com

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