Saturday, July 31, 2010

In Loving Memory

"When God measures a man, he puts a tape measure around his heart instead of his head."

In loving memory of Todd Dale Getgen
September 9, 1967 ~ July 21, 2010

42 years ~ 10 months ~ 12 days

Todd D. Getgen, 42, of Enola, Pennsylvania, was suddenly taken from his family on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

Todd was an attorney for the law firm of SchmidtKramer for 13 years. He also served in the U.S. Army as a Fire Support Specialist with the 10th Mountain Division. During his service he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal, as well as many other medals and honors.

He graduated from Jersey Shore High School as valedictorian; then received his Bachelor's Degree at Pennsylvania State University. Todd earned his Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA.

Todd was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Southern Clinton County Sportsman's Association and served on the Board of Directors for UCP in Central Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stella S. Getgen; adoring son, Ethan Charles Getgen; his mother, Claudius Getgen, of Rauchtown; 3 brothers, Don and Lawrence Getgen, both of North Carolina, and Richard E. Getgen, of Jersey Shore, PA; 2 sisters, Christine Hickman, of Jersey Shore, PA, and Gloria Stengel, of San Diego, CA.
He joins those who have passed before him: his father Richard L. Getgen and brother Rex Kevin Getgen.

A visitation will be held 9:00 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM Tuesday July 27, 2010 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

For those wishing to honor Todd's memory, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ethan's College Fund at Members First Federal Credit Union, 392 East Penn Drive, Enola, PA 17025.

Forever earthbound are my feet,
upon the rocky road ahead,
but high among the clouds, my thoughts,
and so my heart is comforted.
And if one shoulder aches, I shift
the burden to the other side.
Remembering the times I've laughed,
and not the ones in which I've cried.
Too short indeed these precious years,
to let a dream die needlessly,
beyond tomorrow there awaits
a time and place designed for me,
and old hopes rising one by one,
are golden wings against the sun!

Job 3, Psalm 23, Psalm 46, Romans 8:18-39.

Rest, Little Brother. I'll keep watch for His coming and see you again one day. You live on in my heart, in my memories, and in my blood. I will never forget that you are part of me.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Gloria. I'm happy though, to know that one day you'll see him again!

  2. My thoughts are with you Gloria. Send you strength.


  3. Sending a Big Hug out to comfort you.

  4. Sending a Big Hug out to comfort you.

  5. Oh Gloria.... Sending you big cyber hugs....

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ((hugs))

  7. Continued prayers being lifted up for your family, Gloria. Hugs to you.

  8. Gloria,
    You have been on my heart all week----as you will continue to be.

  9. So sorry for your loss. So many have lost loved ones this week including myself. Praying for you and your family.

  10. girlfriend i kept from crying on the phone today with you but now the tears have come. you know i am praying for you and your family and will give you big hugs in person as soon as i can :) love you my sister in the Lord.

  11. Praying for you and your family. What a terrible loss.

  12. Our prayers and thoughts with you and family during this time of difficulty.
    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  13. Gloria you have my utmost sympathy in the loss of your brother. May the Lord Bless and Keep You.

  14. Gloria, I only found out about this tonight at CPC. What a horrible tragedy. I am praying and will continue to pray for you and your family. I also pray it is a comfort for you to know that you and your brother will be together one day in the presence of our Lord!