He was born in Harrisburg on November 30, 1935 and was the son of the late Charles F. and Margaret C. Hardy Nace.
He was a retired maintenance employee at the former Jackson Manufacturing Company, Harrisburg, and was a former member of Valley Baptist Church, Middletown.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Margaret F. “Peggy” Briner Nace; three daughters Leslie A. (Jeffrey) Mays of Chambersburg, Loretta M. (Kenneth) Imler of Middletown, and Loraine C. (Charlie) Crumlich of Middletown; sister Anna McMurray of Mechanicsburg; brother John Nace of New Cumberland; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Tribute to his life was held on Tuesday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating.
Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.