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.