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In loving memory of
John Achenbach
  • September 28, 1935
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  • November 18, 2021

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John Richard Achenbach, 86, of Lebanon, Pa, passed away peacefully on Nov,18th, 2021 in Leesburg, Fl.

John will be laid to rest at Bushnell National cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.

John was born in Cornwall, Pa to John and Irene (Solie) Achenbach on Sept 28th,1935. He married Yvonne (Stoner)Achenbach on May 26th,1956 in Lebanon, Pa. He went to Harding Jr High in Lebanon, Pa and could often be heard telling stories of his time on the football field there. He worked as a Salesman for Lance crackers for 20 plus years and was fondly known as “The Lance man” to many. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served proudly in the Navy on the USS Columbus. John was an avid Penn State football fan as well as an accomplished billiards player. He was a 5-time Lebanon County billiards champion and after retiring to Leesburg, Florida in 2008 he competed in the Florida State Senior Games billiards division winning 6 gold metals. John spent his retirement years doing the things he loved, spending time with family, traveling, playing billiards, and watching Penn State football. He will be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him….

John is preceded in death by his parents John and Irene Achenbach, brother Robert Achenbach and Sister Marion Kerkeslager.

John is survived by his wife Yvonne, son David and wife Linda, his daughter Sharon Beaver and husband Kevin, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

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  1. Dennis Ober says:
    27 Nov 2021
    My Deepest Sympathy to a fellow Lanceman. Always enjoyed talking with Achey !!
    Lanceman from Manheim.
    Dennis Ober

  2. Dennis Ober says:
    27 Nov 2021
    Yvonne, you have my Deepest Sympathy. I worked with Achey as a Lanceman and had a lot of conversations with him over the years. He was quite a character then. Glad he got to live out his retirement years in Florida and did things he Loved. Dennis Ober from the Manheim Route.

  3. Colleen K Stevenson says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Sorry for your loss Yvonne. Glad you had so many years together.

  4. John Jackson says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Sorry for your loss Acheyand l had a lot of good times shooting pool

  5. Yvonne Achenbach says:
    23 Nov 2021
    We were honored to keep John (achey) home in his own bed surrounded by love and care. While we will miss him we have wonderful memories of 65 years together.

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