Nathan Smucker

Nathan Smucker

Sunday, April 23rd, 1989 Saturday, May 30th, 2020

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Obituary for Nathan J. Smucker

Nathan J. Smucker, 31, of East Earl, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of six years, Becca (Gehman) Smucker, daughter of Greg and Karolyn Gehman. Nate was born in Lancaster, and is the son of Jacob L. and Barbara F. (Stoltzfus) Smucker of Narvon.

Nathan worked his entire career in construction, which led him to being a project manager for Lancaster Pole Barns. From his birth on April 23, 1989 through his last breath on May 30th, Nate blessed the people around him with love, his famous hugs, music and generosity. He was a man of varied talents and loved helping everyone that he knew with any project or repairs they needed assistance with! He also enjoyed playing the guitar and other instruments, hunting, riding his motorcycle, being behind the lens of a camera and especially loved time with his children. Nate had vast amounts of patience and was an outstanding father to his three children.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by their three children and a future child due in December: Alexander - four, Amelia - three and Madison - one, as well as five siblings: Michael Smucker and his wife Ann of Newmanstown, Stephen Smucker and his wife Jen of East Earl, Marvin Smucker and his wife Renee of East Earl, J. Jacob Smucker and his fiancé Allie of Denver and Susan Shawaryn and her husband Matt of Lancaster. Nate is also survived by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews who form a very tight knit and loving family.

Nate’s viewing will be held on Friday, June 5 at Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. The viewing will be followed by a celebration of Nate’s life which can also be watched through live streaming at, then follow the photos and videos link.. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be out to Rebecca Smucker Funding and mailed to BB&T, 1060 Main Street, P. O. Box #580, Blue Ball, PA 17506, or, can also be made to the Smucker Family Fund at . The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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    Friday, June 5th, 2020 |
    Petra Church
    565 Airport Road
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    Friday, June 5th, 2020
  • Service

    Petra Church
    565 Airport Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |


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David C. Young

To our dear new friend Jake, David and I are so thankful the Lord brought us together yesterday afternoon at the Psalm 23 Prayer Garden. Please know that we are lifting you and your precious family up before the Lord continually in prayer, as the Lord lays you heavy upon our hearts. We are so sorry your hearts are broken from your great loss, and we care that you are hurting. We don't have any way to stay in touch so, Jake, please keep David's cell phone # 717 314-8780 in order to stay connected. He feels a need to develop a friendship as brothers in Christ. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Because of Christ's Love for us tTt, Dav & Ev Young
Comment | Posted at 03:54pm via Condolence

Patricia Roth

Dear Gehman-Smucker families,
Rick and I are so devastated by this news. I believe your son-in-law was at our home for the family dinner several years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family
Love, Rick and Patty Roth
Comment | Posted at 07:02am via Condolence

Austin Precise

I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be missed and may the Lord be with you in these present time.
Comment | Posted at 06:32pm via Condolence

Laura Kline

I'm so sorry for your loss! Nate sounds like he was an amazing person. My family will be praying that the Lord's strength will be with you every day, that you will feel His presence, and that you'll find peace and comfort in His arms.
Comment | Posted at 10:45pm via Condolence

Joy Hobson

We are so sorry for this tremendous loss of such a young and caring man in your family! May God wrap his arms around you and squeeze you all tight!

The Hobson Family
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