Wayne T. Pope, 75, of West Hanover Township passed away peacefully at home, after a brief bout with cancer, on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Born July 13, 1945 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late John and Susanna E. (Aldinger) Pope and also was preceded in death by a grandson Kyle Kauffman and maternal grandmother Mary Haigh.
He was a 1963 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. In his earlier years, he was an avid bowler and bowled on local leagues and many touring leagues. He retired from the former Colonial Pines Golden Age Home, Harrisburg. He was a Life Elder at the United Church of God, Harrisburg and was chairman of the Church Health Commission of the Eastern Regional Conference Churches of God. Wayne loved to sing and was part of the praise team at his church. He was strong in his faith and in spreading the word of God. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, but, most of all, he loved being with his family and friends. He was also famous for his New Year’s Day pork and sauerkraut.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Kathryn J. (Slaughter) Pope; daughters Kelly Pope, Kathleen Ritter (Andy), and Meghan Butler (William); brother John C. Pope; sister Susanna E. Pope; and grandchildren Ericka Kauffman, Addison Ritter, and Ryan Butler.
Services will be announced at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of God, 1211 Fairmont Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
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