Timothy Rodman, 53, Dart employee

By on November 16, 2011

Timothy Eugene Rodman, 53, of Brownstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, surrounded by his family and friends following a three-year courageous battle with cancer.

Tim was a special husband and loved his wife, Barbara A. (Hornberger) Rodman. They would have celebrated 20 years of marriage in June 2012. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of Harold and Pauline (Krantz) Rodman, of Strasburg.

Tim was employed at Dart Container Corporation, Leola, for 30 years. In his early years, Tim loved driving and working on his Chevelles and riding motorcycles. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Tim shared the joy of collecting coins with his grandsons. He was a life member of the Strasburg Sportsman’s Association and the NRA. Tim attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Brownstown.

In addition to Barbara, Tim is survived by a brother: Terry Rodman, of Strasburg; a sister: Lori, wife of Bill Dinkel, of Landisville; mother-in-law: Dora F. Hornberger; brothers-in-law: Ronald, husband of Dolly Hornberger, of Quarryville; John, husband of Sandy Hornberger, of Strasburg; sister-in-law: Joan Gappa and companion Chris Brandt, of Gordonville; and a large extended family.

Tim was preceded in death by a father-in-law: Harold Eugene Hornberger; and a brother-in-law: James Dale Hornberger.

Tim was loved by everyone, everywhere he went. He adored his family and spending time with them, especially his grandsons: Gage and Clay Schatz, of Bainbridge. He was an outstanding step-father to Shane Sweigart, of Brownstown and Heather (Sweigart), wife of Greg Schatz, of Bainbridge.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of Tim’s life on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11 N. Church St., Brownstown, with Pastor Harry L. Kaufhold Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider sending a contribution in Tim’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

For more information, visit bachmanfuneral.com.

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