Eugene C. “Chick” Wolgemuth, 81, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born Sunday, December 20, 1936 in Elizabethtown, he was the son of the late Earl and Esther (Campbell) Wolgemuth. He was married 59 years to Patricia J. (Risser) Wolgemuth of Elizabethtown.
A 1954 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, Chick served in the US Army in Korea with the 501st ASA Group, 8th Army. He was employed by New Cumberland Army Depot as a computer specialist in systems security, retiring in 1988. A member of Conewago Post 329, American Legion in Elizabethtown, he served as membership chairman for over 25 years until his illness in 2017. He also served as an officer and as a member on various committees. He was a life member of both the American Legion and VFW, and was a 59 year member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church all in Elizabethtown. Chick was an avid trout fishermen and enjoyed many years fishing trout streams in Northern Pennsylvania (Potter & Lycoming Counties), as well as the Yellow Breeches Creek in Cumberland County. He was also a member of Dela-Ches Fishing Association. He played baseball with the American Legion Junior American Legion Baseball Team during his teenage years, and continued to support Legion Baseball in later years. Chick also coached Little League Baseball in the late 1960’s and is still fondly remembered today by the players he coached.
In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by a son Eric Wolgemuth and wife Susan (Snyder) of Colebrook; three grandchildren: Jeremy (Sheer) Wolgemuth of Fort Pierce, FL; Michael Wolgemuth of Mount Joy and Elishia Wolgemuth of Colebrook.
A daughter Sherri Weidman also survives.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment with military honors will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
A lifetime advocate for veterans, contributions may be made to any veteran’s organization on his behalf. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.boyer-elizabethtown.com
A special thank you to the staff at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, for the compassionate care provided in his final days.