Jay Rodney "Pete" Ney, 77, of Mount Joy passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was the husband of Fern Nester Ney for 54 years.
Pete retired in 1997 from Drohan Brick and Supply, Inc. of Mount Joy after 42 years of service where he began as a truck driver and then worked in the showroom as a salesman. Previously he worked with his father at the former Ney's Texaco Service Station in Florin. A member of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, Pete served as an usher and trustee for many years. He was a 1954 graduate of the former East Donegal Township High School and served his country from 1959 until 1961in the U.S. Army. An active member of the former Florin Fire Co., Pete drove the engines, served as chief engineer, financial secretary, treasurer, trustee, and helped with the carnivals. A Phillies and NASCAR fan, he enjoyed hunting in Berks Co. with his son, Tracy. Pete relished the love and happiness that came with spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Born in Florin, he was the son of the late Martin L. and Carrie M. Mumper Ney. In addition to his wife, Pete will be dearly missed by his children, Erin, wife of Jeffrey Sacks of Sellersville, Cheri, wife of James Garrett of Mount Joy, and Tracy, husband of Tammy Chalfant Ney of Mesa, AZ; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and a brother, Gerald, husband of Karleen Raffensperger Ney of Mount Joy. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marianna Heisey, Velma Coker, Lois Bringman, and a brother, Marlin Ney.
A Funeral Service honoring Pete's life will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, 16 E. Main St., Mount Joy on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11am. Friends may visit with the family at the Funeral Home from 9:30 until 11am. Interment to follow in Camp Hill Cemetery, Mount Joy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pete's name may be made to Glossbrenner U.M. Church, 713 Church St., Mount Joy, PA 17552 or to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17608-4125. Online condolences to www.sheetzfuneralhome.com.