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Lewis E. Doarnberger, 84

November 09, 2009

SEPT. 8, 1925-NOV. 6, 2009

DOVER, Pa. - Lewis E. Doarnberger, 84, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at York Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Kathryn (Toggas) Doarnberger, to whom he was married for 51 years.

Born in Hagerstown, Md., on Sept. 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Nan D. (Lewis) Doarnberger.

Mr. Doarnberger is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna K. and Dennis C. Naylor of Mount Wolf, Pa., Carolyn L. and Thomas L. Daugherty of York, Pa., and Mary Ann and Dr. John J. Bobin of York. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Abby L. Naylor, Craig L. Naylor, Alex T. Daugherty, Conner E. Daugherty, Michael J. Bobin and Anne K. Bobin.

He was the brother of the late Grason Doarnberger, Jane Doarnberger, John Doarnberger and Jack Doarnberger.

After being drafted during his senior year in high school in Hagerstown, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to '46. He served in the Normandy Northern France campaign, and received the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He returned from serving his country and finished his high school requirements in 1946.


He graduated from Shippensburg State College in 1951 with a B.S. degree in business education.

He worked for the York office of Toensmeier Adjustment Service as a claims adjuster for 30 years, retiring in 1987. After retirement, he worked for the Dover Area School District, Grandview Golf Course and Forge Hill Orchards.

Mr. Doarnberger was a faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church for many years.

He enjoyed golfing, playing cards with friends, following the Baltimore Orioles and other sporting events, and spending time with his entire family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York. The viewings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover, Pa., and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Rose Cemetery where veterans honors will be presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Kevin T. Shively.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, PA 17401; or the York County Veterans Honor Guard, P.O. Box 712, Mount Wolf, PA 17347-0712.

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