Fred H. Rountree

  • Born: April 3, 1920
  • Died: October 26, 2017
  • Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Fred H. Rountree, 97, of Manor Twp., Lancaster County passed away Thursday evening, October 26, 2017 at Oak Leaf Manor, Millersville with his wife by his side. Born on April 3, 1920 in Morrisville, MO, he was the son of the late Joseph Clarence and Mae Robinson Rountree. He was the husband of Margaret D. Shaw Rountree with who he married on June 26, 1976. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline Gautreau Rountree who passed away in 1974.
Fred graduated from Carthage High School in 1938. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He served aboard the USS Ramsden DE-382. He worked for S.H. Kress and Moran Shoe Companies in Sales until he moved to Pennsylvania. He became part owner of Dauphin Shoe Company, Harrisburg retiring in 1982.
Fred enjoyed golfing, traveling and taking cruises. He was a member of the Conestoga Country Club. Fred and Marge enjoyed time in Florida.
In addition to his wife, Marge, Fred is survived by his son, Frederick H., husband of Leithe Rountree of Chambersburg; step sons, Steven D., husband of Janine Guinter of Dillsburg and Robert T., husband of Emma Guinter of Lititz; step daughters, Frances G., wife of John Gouveia of Lancaster, Mary Ann Justice of Ashville, NC and Margaret Lee Smeltz of Keene, NH; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Michael and Thomas Rountree; brothers, Joseph Clarence, Thomas, and Ralph Rountree and his sister, Dorothy Workman.
Fred supported Carthage High School where he graduated from and one of his final requests was to have a scholarship fund set up in his memory. Please send remembrances in Fred's memory to the Fred H. Rountree Scholarship Fund, Class of 1938, c/o Steven Guinter, 480 Cabin Hollow Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019.
In keeping with Fred's wishes, all services will be private. For other information, please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

It is sad that we say farewell to our mother's loving husband. We honor Fred's life with her, and have many fond memories of the times the family gathered at their house for holiday parties. Our children knew Fred as their Pop-Pop, and enjoyed their talks with him and the stories he told. Our mother enjoyed traveling the world with Fred, and we know she has many treasured memories of the places they've visited, as well as the life they had living in Florida for many years. Lastly, we honor Fred's travels in unfriendly waters as a combat navy veteran of World War II. Rest in Peace Sir!

Posted by Robert & Emma Guinter - Lititz, PA - Family   October 31, 2017

Rest in Peace Fred, you gave so much to our family over the years and left us with many memories of visiting as a family in your homesteads in Harrisburg and along the Little Conestoga Creek. You are now in our hearts and that is comforting to all of those that will miss you. Love, Steven, Danielle, Riley, and Landon Guinter

Posted by Steven Guinter - Mechanicsburg, PA - Grandchild   October 30, 2017

Rest in Peace without pain.

Posted by Steve and Janine Guinter - Dillsburg, PA - Family   October 30, 2017

We will miss you but are grateful that you are no longer suffering and at peace. Your life was full and long and filled with so many wonderful memories and good times with family.

Posted by Janine Guinter - Dillsburg, PA   October 30, 2017