John Stauffer

Obituary of John R. Stauffer

John Rhoads Stauffer, 79, of Mount Joy, PA, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022, at the Lebanon Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.  Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late John M. and Susan Rhoads Stauffer.

John began his primary education at Lititz Elementary School and transferred to Gainsburg Elementary when his family moved to the Middletown area.  He completed his elementary education at Londonderry Elementary School and graduated from Milton S. Hershey High School in 1960.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was a Morse code operator serving within military intelligence.

Prior to entering the military, John worked for his father on the family farm, was a self-employed painting contractor, and was employed by Francis W. Shearer & Sons in Lancaster.  Later, he worked for Sperry Phoenix Company in Phoenix, AZ and Hershey Foods.

John is survived by two siblings, Rachel, wife of J. Walter Heisey, of Elizabethtown, and Carl Stauffer of Flippin, AR; a niece Cindy Harder, and her children Asher, Addi, and Abigail; and a nephew, Jeff Heisey.

Services are private. 

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