Rosemarie S. Chapple

  • Born: February 20, 1929
  • Died: January 28, 2018
  • Location: Lititz, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042

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Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family


Rosemarie S. Chapple, 88 of Lititz is now safe in the Arms of Jesus. She passed away on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 at Manor Care of Lancaster with her husband and son by her side after a lengthy illness. Born on February 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James and Mildred Cox Steinmetz. She was the wife of George E.L. Chapple with who she married on June 23, 1962.
Rosemarie was a Salvation Army Cadet Graduate and that is where George and her met for the first time. She had worked for Rebman's on Queen Street, Lancaster, Schick Corporation, Spacht's Furniture Store in Lititz, secretary at Grace Church in Lititz and retired from Faith Venture Visuals as a Bookkeeper. Rosemarie was an member of Grace Church for many years being a servant of God, teaching Sunday school and other girl groups. She liked to do needlepoint and in her latter years she did word finds and adult coloring.
Rosemarie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her husband George; son, Edward "Ted" A. Chapple of Lititz; daughter, Gayle M., wife of Timothy Cardascia of Merced, CA; grandchildren, Victoria Pagan, Matthew and Andrew Cardascia. She is also survived by her brothers, Donald husband of Yvonne Steinmetz of Lancaster and Thomas Steinmetz of Wyomissing. She was preceded in death by her son, James Chapple, brothers, James, Richard, Robert, William, Theodore, Karl, Jay, and Earl Steinmetz and sisters, Mildred Leonard and Ethel Steinmetz.
Rosemarie's memorial services will be announced at a later date. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in her memory to Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. For further information please call 717-393-1776 or to submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com.