John P. Trauger |

John P. Trauger

John P. Trauger, 85, of Lancaster, Pea., died on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Lancaster General Hospital.John was born in Lancaster to John W. and Regina A. Kehoe Trauger.John was a 1939 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and had attended classes at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed fishing, woodworking and any outdoor activity. John served in the Army during World War II, spending three years in the Pacific with the infantry unit. He received a Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, four Battle Stars and a Combat Infantry Badge.In management and engineering for 30 years, John worked at various tool shops in Lancaster, Ohio, and Harrisburg, Pa. He retired from Woodstream in Lititz, Pa., in 1983. He was active in a Machine Trade Apprentice Program in Lancaster where he taught nights at McCaskey High School for six years.Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary R. Wolpert Trauger; daughters Kathleen Whittaker, of Allentown, Pa., Patricia (Jeremy Heiman) Trauger, of Glenwood Springs, Ellen (Charles) Geraci, of New Providence, Pa., Rebecca (Patrick) McClure, of Holtwood, Pa., and Joan (David) Doiron, of Mansfield Center, Conn.; son John (Dawn) Trauger, of Willow Street, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Trauger; and three sisters, Regina Scheid, Rebecca Trauger and Maryann Kuhns.There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. today, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster. Friends may call at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 or to the Lancaster Area Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1446, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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