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🇺🇸 Roy Kissinger, 79 – Sunday School Teacher, Church Council President

Roy C Kissinger, 79, of Pitman, passed away Friday, May 22, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Roy was born in Klingerstown, on August 9, 1940, a son of the late Eva (Davis) and Charles E Kissinger and grandson of the late Elura B and Walter H. Davis.

He graduated from the Tri-Valley High School and from Penn State Schuylkill. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1963-1969.

Roy was employed as an Insurance Broker and was a partner at Tri-County Insurance Associates retiring in July of 2018 after 58 years of service.

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Roy was a lifetime member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Klingerstown where he served as a Sunday School teacher, was on various committees and was a Church Council President.

He was a 52 year member of the Hegins-Valley View Rotary Club, he served as Treasurer and President; served as Governor of District 737 in 1987-1988; was a Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation; his International Awards include, Citation for Meritorious Service, Service Above Self Award, and Distinguished Service Award; He was honored to serve as International President’s Representative to District 747.

Roy was a Renaissance Brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Susquehanna University. He was active in Boy Scouting growing up and sat on the Eagle Scout Board of Review as the Advancement Chairman, was a certified merit badge instructor, and bestowed many Eagle Awards on area Scouts.

He was a 50 year member of Valley Lodge F & A M No. 737, he was also a member of the Millersburg Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Valley of Harrisburg A.A.S.R.

Roy was a member of the Klingerstown Fire Company, where he served as President and Chairman of the Park creation and was also a member of the Mahantongo Fire Company in Pitman.

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He is survived by his wife of 56 years Alice Mary (Wetzel) Kissinger, they were married December 21, 1963; one daughter, Kathryn K. Snowe and her husband David of State College; one son Andrew P. Kissinger and his wife Crystal Peachey of Valley View and one grandson Charles E. Kissinger of Valley View.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201.

There will be no services at this time.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

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