Warren "Bud" German died on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at his home at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 80 years old. Bud was the son of the late Hayes and Doris German of Birmingham, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 49 very happy years, Rita Baum German. In addition, he leaves behind sons, Mark Becktel of Keizer, Oregon, Steven German of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania and Christopher German of Highspire, Pennsylvania; sister, Jeaneen Simek; 11 wonderful grandchildren and three adorable great-grandchildren completed his happy life.
He graduated from Firelands High School near Birmingham, Ohio and then attended Bowling Green University in Ohio for three and a half years before being drafted to serve his nation during the Vietnam War. During that period, he was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland and served at the Pentagon in the office of the Adjutant General. He later worked for Texas Eastern Natural Gas Corporation in their West Chester and Harrisburg home offices as an engineer, retiring after 30 years. Being bored after retiring, he worked part time for the Dept. of Agriculture at the Farm Show Complex.
His wife and sons remember him as a quiet man with a dry sense of humor who deeply loved his family. His one and only passionate hobby was gardening. He planted huge gardens and then had to leave for summer construction projects just when the weeds started to grow and the most work was needed to keep his "hobby" going. Being away from home on construction projects, he didn't have the time to do a lot of volunteer work, but was an umpire for little league baseball for many years and served in several capacities in his church as chair of the Trustees and the Building Committee.
His funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at West Shore Baptist Church, 21st and Market Streets in Camp Hill, with visitation from 10 to 11 A.M. and the service beginning at 11 A.M. Everyone is invited to stay for luncheon following the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.
If wished, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The family appreciates the wonderful care given to Bud and the family.