Frederick C. Weisbach, Jr.

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Frederick C. Weisbach, Jr.


     Frederick C. Weisbach, Jr., 84, of Leola, gained his angel’s wings with his daughter by his side on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Conestoga View.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frederick, Sr. and Helen Smith Weisbach.

     A 1954 graduate of McCaskey High School, he started his career as a machinist with Schwalm Watch and RCA. In 1967, he helped design and build a truck camper which became Sunline Coach Company, and traveled the United States.  In 1989, he along with Bill Caci founded Diane’s Deli and Catering. He would retire in 2000 as an engineer for Ernst Hoffman, Inc. Upon retiring, he became associated with Bon Voyage Travel and went to many islands.  Fred helped to build a church on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. His passion for life, living in the moment, and love for travel impacted many friends with priceless memories.

     He was married to his loving wife, Dona Chillas Weisbach for 60 years in October. He was proud of his two sons, David and Douglas in becoming Eagle Scouts. He had a special bond with his daughter, Diane Caci, who was the shining star of his life.  Fred and his family enjoyed boating and camping on Busch River and the Chesapeake Bay for 20 years.

     Surviving in addition to his wife are: his son, Doug and Raquel, Frackville; his daughter, Diane and Pete, Leola; his 5 grandchildren, Logan and Lara Weisbach, Nicholas, Nolan, and Marchella Caci; a sister, Susie wife of Bruce Crothers, Aberdeen, MD.  His son David preceded him in death.

    The family would like to thank the staff at Conestoga View for their help with Fred and Dona and Hospice and Community Care for their support and guidance.

     A memorial service will be held from Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Rd., Leola, PA 17540 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11 am.  The family will visit with friends from 10 to 11 am at the church on Saturday.  If desired, contributions may be made Zion Lutheran Church.

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