Lee A. Varner

Lee Allen Varner, 76, of Etters, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 3, 1944, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Paul Austin and Beulah Elizabeth (Keeseman) Varner.

Lee was also preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Varner

of Carlisle, and is survived by his sister, Janet Beam of Shippensburg.

Lee graduated from Shippensburg High School, and went on to earn his B.S. from Shippensburg University.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served two years as an Intelligence Analyst.

He went on to work for AMP Inc. for 30 years until his retirement.

Lee was a “true blue” Dodger fan and was a lover of all kinds of music. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader.

Surviving is his loving wife, Barbara E. (Derr) Varner; his stepchildren, Richard Spidle and wife, Jean, of Mechanicsburg, and Cynthia Joshua of New Castle, Delaware; and his stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Alexandria Spidle and Imanuel Joshua. Lee is also survived by his daughters, Michele Barrett and husband, John, of Carlisle and Sherri Durfee of Atlanta, Georgia; his granddaughters, Brittany Wood and Heather and Hannah Barrett; as well as four great-grandchildren.

Lee’s family wants to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses in Hershey’s Neuroscience Critical Care Unit for the loving and dedicated care given to Lee during his stay.

To honor the life of a good man, while there will be no formal services, Lee’s family asks friends to simply offer a toast to his memory and consider making a contribution in his memory to one of his favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, or to a local food bank.

To sign the online guest book, please visit: www.malpezzifuneralhome.com.


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