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Theron J.

Theron J. "Slim" Basehoar

Nov 19th, 2017


Theron J. “Slim” Basehoar, 92, formerly of Littlestown, and most recently resided at Providence Place, Dover, died Sunday evening, Nov 19, at York Hospital.  He was the husband of Eleanor (Motter) Basehoar for 69 years who died June 21, 2014.  Born Feb 25, 1925 in Littlestown, he was the son of the late Theron E. & Olive (Orndorff )Basehoar.  Surviving are his daughter, Pamela B. Klunk & husband, David, of Littlestown; his 4 grandchildren: Ginger Allen & husband, Daryl, Steven “Dax”’ Basehoar & wife, Melissa, Christopher Klunk & wife, Michele and Daniel Klunk; his 6 great grandchildren:  Brooks, Grace, Chandler, Kalynn, Blake and Penelope;  and his sister Marie Duncan & husband, Allen, of New Oxford. Slim was predeceased by his son, Steven Basehoar and his sister Betty Lippy.
Following his graduation from Littlestown High School in 1942, at age 17, Slim joined the U.S. Navy. He was a Signalman in the Armed Guard during convey duty in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean where he was involved in the Invasion of Sicily.  Slim was a life member of Redeemer’s U.C.C., Littlestown where he served as deacon and elder.  He was a graduate of Thompson Business College and attended Gettysburg College.  In 1955 he accepted a civil service position with the Department of Public Welfare, Adams County Board of Assistance and retired after 34 years of service. 
In his younger years, Slim enjoyed and had an interest in helping unfortunate families in the Littlestown area.  He was instrumental in starting the Littlestown Bolt Booster Club serving as the first president.  He served 8 years on the Littlestown School Board.  Other interests were playing golf and traveling.  He was also an avid Detroit Tiger fan.
Slim belonged to the following organizations:  Patmos Lodge #438 in Hanover, FOE of both Hanover and Littlestown, American Legion Post #321, VFW Post #6954 and Alpha Fire Co, all of Littlestown.
Memorial Service is Monday, Nov 27 at 11 A.M. at Redeemer’s UCC, Littlestown with The Rev. Sterling Fritz officiating.  Visitation is 10 – 11 A.M. at the church. Memorials is Slim’s name may be sent to his church, C/O Elevator Fund, 107 E. King St., Littlestown, PA  17340. Online condolences may be shared on

Linda Stitely
Jan 2nd, 2018 11:36 pm
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. He will be missed very much. God be with you and your family.
Ray and Cecilie Schwartz
Nov 25th, 2017 11:16 am
Uncle Slim will be missed. He always had a great sense of humor and brought a smile to everyone around him when we had Motter family gatherings. A good guy to talk with on any subject. He leaves a hole in the Motter clan that cannot be filled.
Marilyn and Scott Zanger
Nov 21st, 2017 11:35 pm
Slim was a very special person and will be remembered for his kindness to others. We send our sincere sympathy to family and friends. May God's blessing be with you and His presence comfort you.
Nov 21st, 2017 8:55 am
My heart and deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Nothing I personally can say or do to ease your pain. But I found Phillipians  4:6,7 may helps because we encouraged to turn to God in prayer and He will give you peace and understanding. I really hope the scriptures help and strengthen you as you endure  this difficult time.

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