John E. Poisal

John Emory Poisal, Age 88, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on July 2nd, 2018. He had been a resident of Hamilton Arms Center in Lancaster since July of 2015.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Poisal was the son of the late John Robertson Poisal and Anne Getz Poisal. He was a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College, Class of 1952.

Proudly serving for the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War, he received the Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medals.

He retired from J. L. Clark & Company (now Clarcor) as a draftsman and lithographer for 35 years.

Mr. Poisal enjoyed being outdoors. His love for motorcycles was evident in the more than 300,000 miles he traveled throughout the United States and Canada.

He is survived by his nephews and niece: Gilbert Panitz of Viera, FL, Lee Panitz of Green Cove Springs, FL and Carol Gribbin of Punta Gorda, FL. He was predeceased by his sister, JoAnn Frances Panitz (2001) and nephew, John Anthony Panitz (2017).

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend a graveside service at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery on July 20th at 1:00 PM.

Cremation Services of Lancaster, 717-273-6283

Condolence Messages

  1. Todd and Fran :


    We are so sorry about Uncle John we know how much he meant to you. He is in a better place now and not in pain or confused any more.

    Todd and Fran

    • Carol Gribbin :

      I appreciate your kind words. I will miss my Uncle John, but am very thankful he is now at peace.

  2. Carol A Gribbin :

    I am very thankful for the excellent care my Uncle John received at Hamilton Arms these past 3 years. He was kept clean and comfortable. He enjoyed the food and attention he received from Physical Therapy to Compassus when Hospice was needed. I visited from Florida often and was always pleased to see him looking so well and in good humor.

  3. John was a good neighbor, and our memories of his kindness will never be forgotten. May God Bless his soul, and give his family and friends strength to get through this difficult time.

    • Carol & Marty Gribbin :

      My Uncle spoke highly of you and the Leone household. Hope to see you at the Memorial. It will be a military service under a tent in the parking lot of Millersville Mennonite at 435 Manor Avenue at 1 pm July 20th.

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