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Clarence Lytle


Clarence W. Lytle, 84, of Mt. Joy, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Manor Care in Lancaster.

He was born on November 16, 1932 in Middletown and was the son of the late Paul Sr. and Elizabeth (Gross) Lytle.

Clarence was a farmer and farm equipment salesman and had a love for animals, especially horses. He also was an avid ATV enthusiast. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church and was a 1951 graduate of Hershey High School.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Hipple and Janet Snavely, and a brother Paul Lytle Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 38 years, Joanne M. (Underkoffler) Lytle; five children, Clarence Lytle II (Chip) of Middletown, Candace Able-Rouse and her husband Paul of Mt. Joy, Mindy Robinson and her husband Bruce of Elizabethtown, Thomas Lytle of Elizabethtown, and Sheila Stauffer of Ohio; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, May Hoke, Betty Lighty, Doris Shank, Lois Ritchie, and Karen Hahn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Rd., Mt. Joy, PA 17552, with the Rev. Dawn Winey officiating. Graveside services were held prior to the memorial services at Middletown Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. on Monday. Family and friends gathered at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown prior to the graveside services. The funeral procession left the funeral home at precisely 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

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