Andre Marc Lalumiere

Published on March 22, 2024 Visit Funeral Home Website

Andre Marc Lalumiere, 62, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Putnam, CT, to Janice (Sadowski) Lalumiere and the late Pierre Lalumiere.

Andre grew up in Griswold, CT, where he left Griswold High School to join the military. He was an accomplished U.S. Army Soldier, Airman, industrial mechanic, and culinary artist who accumulated a wealth of knowledge and heuristic versatility from his trades, which he took home to his family and friends and shared endlessly, as he did his unending kindness.

He was one of a kind that could be depended upon to lend his hand for anything, anywhere, and often long before anyone ever had to ask him.
Andre spent the last 38 years in the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. He was loved by all who met him everywhere he went.

In the past four years, a tremendous part of his life was his participation in the Veteran’s Court Program, which transformed his life in ways that were positively unimaginable. He constantly praised Judge Wright for his ability to lead him to recovery and a better life.

Andre worked as a maintenance mechanic for Dart Container, he later went on to own and operate Pork U BBQ.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiancée, Ginny Snavely, to whom he was to be wed on March 23, 2024; three children, Michelle Haase (Charles), Mark Griswold & Mindy Bond (Alex); two grandchildren, Avah & Halsey; two sisters, Michele Zeller (Dan) & Laura Paparella (Nick); two nieces, Katie Girouard (Thomas) & Erica Zeller-Buitrago (Tomas) and a nephew, Benjamin Horne.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Andre’s memory may be made to Veterans Court Community Partnership, C/O Laurie Moir, P.O. Box 432, Willow Street, PA 17584-0432.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at