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Lester D. Rhoads, 84, of Carlisle, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, in his home. He was born on Wednesday, September 9, 1925, in Dickinson Twp., and was a son of the late Roy and Bessie (McCoy) Rhoads

Les retired from the former Wentzel Vending & Food Service, Inc., Carlisle after 37 years of service and where he was a service manager. Shortly after retiring, Les began working for the Philip Bongiorno Conference Center also in Carlisle. He attended the Green Spring Brethren In Christ Church, Newville. Les enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by six brothers; Creeden, Mervin, Paul, Earl, Floyd and Clark Rhoads and three sisters; Marie Keiter, Ella Wagonner and Mary Thrush.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gertrude L. "Trudy" (Franciscus) Rhoads, two sons; Randall E. (and his wife, Cheryl) Rhoads of Mechanicsburg and David F. (and his wife, Jenny) Rhoads of Newville, four grandchildren; Crystal Hoffman, Jonathan Rhoads, Tanner Rhoads and Ethan Rhoads, three great-grandchildren; Taylor Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman and Judah Rhoads and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Terry Burton and Rev. John Castellani officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the services for a viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Green Spring Brethren In Christ Church, 720 Green Spring Rd., Newville, PA 17241.


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Trudy and family,
 Our prayers are with you. May God's peace surround you all during this difficult time.

Carol Wetzel
Les was one of the kindest and sweetest people we've ever known.  He was a devoted Christian friend who loved his God and his family.  He gave of himself unselfishly throughout his lifetime, and never spoke unkindly of anyone.  He will be lovingly missed by all who knew him.

Vicki and Dick Pryor
Les was a superior role model!! He was Ron's Royal Ranger leader.  Ron will never forget the time that he and his friends drug the lifeguard's chair out to the middle of the Doubling Gap Lake. When they started to swim back, Les yelled from the top of the hill, "OK boys, bring back the chair."

He is deeply missed by all of us here @ PBCC!!  A faithful & hard worker clear to the end!!

Les' race is now finished.

Trudy and family, our hearts are hurting for you!!  All of you are in our prayers!!

Ron & Nancy Graver
Mrs. Rhoads,
 I'm so sorry for your loss.  God bless you.

Linda, housekeeper at CRMC

Dear Trudy,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be remembering you in prayer. We are in Florida, so we cannot attend. May you feel the Lord's Presence enfolding you as you walk through this difficult time.

Barb and Kerm Gephart

Dear Trudy,
I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you.  Please take care.

Connie Faust

Randy and Family, I was sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a wonderful person.  He is now at peace and free from all sickness. May GOD be with you at this sad time.

Ronnie /Rose Mountz

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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