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Allen E. Vordermark April 18, 1934 - November 18, 2023

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Of St. Marys, Ohio, formerly of Michigan and South Carolina, died on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:23 P.M. at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. He was born on April 18, 1934 near New Knoxville, Ohio, the son of the late Oliver E. and Mildred E. (Kuhlman) Vordermark. On March 25, 1956, he married Janet Lee Heintz, sharing 57 years together before her death on July 3, 2013. Surviving are his children: Michael (Aunna) Vordermark of Waterford, Michigan, Amy (Ron) Dulaney of Ware Shoals, South Carolina, Phillip Vordermark of Greenwood, South Carolina, Michelle (Maurice) Scheuer of Vonore, Tennessee; his eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and his special friend Patricia Shiley of St. Marys. Also left to cherish is memory are his siblings: Sharon Lewis, Mary Maschke, and Ned (Rebecca) Vordermark all of New Knoxville. Along with his parents and wife, Allen was preceded in death by his in-laws Larry Lewis and Wilbert “Bud” Maschke.

Allen grew up on the family farm outside of New Knoxville and he graduated from New Knoxville High School. Growing up in New Knoxville, he had attended First Church where he was baptized, confirmed, and married. After high school, he went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, where he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. He then went on to graduate from Easter Michigan University with his Master’s degree. He had been a high school math teacher for 45 years -first in Birmingham, Michigan, and later in McCormick, South Carolina where he retired in 2012. He had also worked in construction during his summer breaks. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes and also liked to play golf.

A private celebration of Allen’s life will be held. Inurnment will take place in the Oakbrook Memorial Park in Hedges, South Carolina at a later date. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is assisting the family locally with arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared with the Vordermark family on the funeral home website: www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

A private celebration of Allen’s life will be held. Inurnment will take place in the Oakbrook Memorial Park in Hedges, South Carolina at a later date.


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    Jennifer Heintz Lenhart says

    I am so sorry to hear this. So many good memories of Uncle Al and Aunt Janet. Time is truly a thief. Sending a big hug to all my cousins: Mike, Amy, Phillip and Michelle. If you don’t need it right now, keep it in your pocket until you do. Thank you, Pat, for keeping in touch with us for the last several years. It always brought a smile to our faces to hear from you. Bless you all.

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    John Peters says

    Al was my high school math teacher at Arcadia Local school. He was my football and basketball coach as well. Later on I was a fellow math teacher with him in Birmingham. Many of the techniques that he used to develop our math skills, I put into practice as well. He was a good man and friend.

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    Terri Bussey says

    Al and Janet were such special friends and Al was a well loved member of our LCA family! In the classroom, he was a no nonsense teacher who made kids want to learn! He was tough, but those students loved and respected him! When I had cancer the first time, Janet along with Al helped keep me going and as I struggled with many issues! I could share my fears with them and they both just listened and gave me the greatest advice ever! Boy were they such fun to be with! RIP Al

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