Duane S Lapp obituary 1961-2023

Mr. Duane S Lapp, 62, of Greencastle, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Duane S Lapp
Duane S Lapp

Born April 25, 1961, in Ephrata, PA, he is the son of Erla Dawn Lapp of Hustontown, PA, and the late Wayne M. Lapp.

He grew up in Ephrata and moved to Fort Loudon, PA when he was about 15 years old. He graduated from Fannett-Metal High School with the class of 1980. He moved to Greencastle in 2015.

Duane was a truck driver who worked for Cresslers in Shippensburg, PA for about 5 years, before going to work for Food Lion, where he worked for many years. Most recently he was employed as a truck driver for Hub Group in Shippensburg, where he’s been for the past 5 years.

He was a former member of Carrick United Methodist Church in Metal, PA, where he served as treasurer for a number of years.

Duane was one of those people who it was easy to love! He was well liked by all who met him and was happy to lend a hand to help anyone in need. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Duane had an easy-going personality and a great sense of humor. He had a special place in his heart for his cats and his grand-dog, Murphy.

He enjoyed hunting, golfing, going to the beach and you would often find him working in his flower beds at his home. He loved life and was always ready to snap a picture of things that made him smile, especially beautiful sunsets and sunrises!

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved fiancé, Jana L. Clites of Greencastle; two daughters: Lacey Lapp of Mercersburg, PA and Loren Lapp, of Pittsburgh, PA, a sister, Kim M. Garman of Denver, PA, a nephew Shane McCauley and a niece, Shannon Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2023, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. Greencastle, PA, with Pastor Alann Schmidt officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Saturday afternoon, in the funeral home.  

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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John O Freeman 1935-2023

Mr. Freeman served with the 101st Airborne where he was stationed in France for 2 ½ years. He enjoyed woodworking, splitting wood and carpentry.

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