Wayne W. “Doc” Fissel, 79, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at UPMC Hospital in Hannover.
Doc was born November 11, 1942, in Gettysburg, the son of the late Walter and Emma (Early) Fissel, and grew up in Two Taverns where his parents had a general store.
Doc was a member of the former Grace Lutheran Church of Two Taverns, and lived and practiced his faith privately, in his own way. He was a talented athlete, particularly in baseball, and shared his talents with the Gettysburg community coaching local youth sports teams, both Little League and Teener League, as well as Midget Football in the 1960s. 1970 and 1980. He was a member of the Gettysburg Archery Club and shot professionally for Bear Archery, where he won numerous awards. He was employed by Hanover Brands (now Hanover Foods) in quality control, later becoming assistant superintendent at Carroll Valley Golf Club, then superintendent at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, and later Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Littlestown . He loved the outdoors in many ways, especially kayaking, biking, and fishing.
Doc is survived by his companion of 27 years, Jane S. Houseknecht of East Berlin; one son, Christopher Fissel and his wife Constance de Biglerville; one daughter, Holly George and her husband Mark of Culpeper, Va.; and a sister, Betty Ridinger and her husband John of New Oxford.
After cremation, a visitation will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 2-3:30 p.m. with a short service immediately following at Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin.
Memories can be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com.