The Obit For Vance Stine

Vance "Lefty" Stine

Published in Patriot-News on April 3, 2011

HALIFAX - Vance "Lefty" Stine, 90, of Halifax passed away peacefully on March 31, 2011 at the Manor At Susquehanna Village in Millersburg where he has been a resident for the last 3 ½ years. He was born in Berrysburg on April 19, 1920 the son of the late Clayton and Bessie Minnich Stine.

Vance is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Steffen Stine of Halifax, a daughter Wanda Rowe of Halifax and a son, Gerald Stine of Newmanstown, PA. Vance also is survived by four grandchildren, Andrea Rowe-Heddings of Millersburg, Ashley Rowe-Shuman, of Harrisburg, Emily Stine Maisto of Lebanon, and Zachary Stine of Baltimore. He also has five great grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, James Stine of Phoenix, AZ and two sisters, Phylena Barnes of Punta Gora, FL and Joanne Leitzel of Berrysburg. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Terry and Donald and a sister, Fern Lenker. Nettie Minnich his aunt also survives.

Vance was a WWII veteran serving in France and England with the US Army. Lefty played professional baseball for the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Cardinals as a pitcher where he was known for his outstanding control at one time going 24 innings without issuing a walk. He also was known as a dominating pitcher through the Lykens Valley and Harrisburg region. He worked at the White Hill Prison for 30 years.

Vance was a lifetime member of the Halifax VFW where he served many years as quarter master, and a member of the American Legion in Millersburg and a member of Halifax UM Church.

Memorial services and military honors will be held on Thursday April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am at Halifax UM Church with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. A visitation will be from 10-11 am on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Youth Center at Halifax United Methodist Church, 105 Wind Hill Dr, Halifax, PA 17032.
Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg.