Ralph F Hefner obituary 1935~2022

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Mr. Ralph F Hefner, 87, of Fayetteville, PA passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022, in the Waynesboro Hospital.

Ralph F Hefner
Ralph F Hefner

Born August 7, 1935 in Baltimore County, MD, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Katherine S. (Polly) Hefner.

He was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD and later attended the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute of Art.

Mr. Hefner served with the United States Army for two years. Ralph was assigned to the Adjutant’s Office working with Court Marshalls.

He and his wife of over 64 years, M. Anne (Baldwin) Hefner, were married on February 1, 1958 in Parkville, MD.

Mr. Hefner worked for Shell Oil Company for over 30 years. He retired on December 31, 1993. He also worked for the Atlanta Braves in Capacity Management.

Ralph was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, where he was president of parish council and served on the cemetery crew. He designed, built and contributed multiple works of stained glass to the church. He was also a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, Waynesboro.

Mr. Hefner enjoyed extensive traveling, working with stained glass, working on puzzles, building things and playing games – especially backgammon.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by four children, Ken J. Hefner and his wife, Dawn of Kansas City, MO, Karen Hefner of Atlanta, GA, Dennis K. Hefner and his wife, Elizabeth of Owensville, KY and Thomas K. Hefner and his wife, Julie of Portland, OR; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn A. Conway of Parkville, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean Lang, Thelma Morgan and Patricia Holthaus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2022 in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro with Rev. John Bateman officiating.

Burial will be private in St. Andrew Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Monday morning, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Macular Degeneration Foundation online here. or The American Diabetes Association online here.

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


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