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.
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.
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."
is deeply missed by all of us here @ PBCC!! A faithful & hard worker clear to the end!!
Les' race is now
Trudy and family, our hearts are hurting for you!! All of you are in our prayers!!
I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you.
housekeeper at CRMC
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.
I wanted to let you know that I am thinking
of you. Please take care.
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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