Townsend, Fred M.
Fred M. Townsend, 87, of ManorCare Nursing Center, Lancaster entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital. His wife, Ada E. Francis Townsend passed away in 2000.
Formerly of New Providence, Fred worked for Armstrong Floor Plant, Lancaster, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ of New Providence and served in World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. A gracious and loving man, Fred enjoyed camping, the beach, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born in Riverside, New Jersey he was the son of the late Fred and Viola Townsend.
Fred will be missed by his children, Patricia C. Long, Lancaster, Rosemary E. Murphy, New Providence, Donna J. Weaver, Lancaster, and Fred W. married to Jean Moyer Townsend, New Providence; fifteen grandchildren,Tabatha, Amanda, Samantha, Amber, Patrick, Alexus, Teresa, Luke, Robert, Denise, Michael, Patrick, Tammy, Harry, and Sherry; fourteen great grandchildren, Collin, Madisyn, Trentyn, Landan, Robert, Lesa, Bobby, Timmy, Mike, Matthew, Brittany, James, Emily, Brian, and Cheyenne; and two great great grandsons, Bobby and Hunter. A sister, Dorothy Townsend preceded him in death.
Funeral services are private. Online condolences to www.sheetzfuneralhome.com. Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy.
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