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John L. Longenecker

October 1, 1938 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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John Longenecker Obituary

John L. Longenecker passed away January 6 at his home, Berry Patch Farm, Elizabethtown, PA. Born in Harrisburg, October 1, 1938, he was the son of John B. and Helen Longenecker. He graduated from Elizabethtown High School, class of 1956 and earned BS and MS degrees from the University of Michigan. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and held a position over several years with Penn Ag Industries. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren. He will be remembered as a loyal co-worker and friend.

John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia J, a daughter, Elizabeth (Ronald) Norton), Wake Forest, North Carolina, and three granddaughters, Taylor Paige, Lilly Grace, and Molli Claire Norton. Sisters Lois Morelen, Suffolk, VA. And Susan Harper, Newport, PA, also survive. He was predeceased by his son, John Bradley Longenecker in October 2023.

The family will hold a private memorial and interment. Condolences may be shared at They hope John’s life and memory will live on as a blessing to all who knew him.

Arrangements entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Elizabethtown.

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Elizabethtown , Pennsylvania 17022


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