Obituary for Ressler W. Bomgardner Jr.
Ressler W. Bomgardner, Jr., also known as Bommy, 82, of Hummelstown, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at home with his family by his side.
Born in Lebanon, on April 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Ressler W. Bomgardner, Sr. and Christine Frick Bomgardner.
Bommy was a crossing guard and parking enforcement office for Hummelstown for nearly the last ten years. Before working for the borough, he was employed by Kreamer Brothers Glass Company, and was also the owner and operator of the Hummelstown Beverage Distributors. Bommy was a 1953 graduate of the former Hummelstown High School. He also served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for 12 years. Bommy attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Derry Township. He was also a volunteer with the former Hummelstown Ambulance. An extremely active member of the Hummelstown community, Bommy was named Citizen of the Year in 2014 by the Hummelstown Optimist Club.
Bommy is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Delores Patrick Bomgardner; three daughters, Christine M. Barhite of Clifford, Gwen B. Adams wife of Kenneth P., and Cindy R. Bomgardner both of Hummelstown; a son, Robert W. Bomgardner husband of Kim of Benton, KY; three sisters, Kathleen Hollinger wife of Carl of Lititz, Janet Mattas of Fort Myers, FL, and Karen Miller wife of Kenneth of Mechanicsburg; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 4 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. George M. Minick, his pastor, officiating. Family and friends are invited to visit with the family in the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 PM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Andrews & Patel Associates for 17 years of care, and to the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Central PA.
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