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Curtis Sandrock

Curtis Allen Sandrock

Sunday June 16, 1929 - Sunday November 3, 2019
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Pastor Curtis Allen Sandrock passed away on November 3, 2019. Curtis was born in Hollywood, PA on June 16, 1929 to Conrad and Margaret (Fritzinger) Sandrock. After graduating from Hazel Township High school in Hazelton, Curtis continued his education at Pfeiffer Junior College, Catawba College, Lancaster Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care.

Curtis began his ministry with a 2 point charge at Trinity United Church of Christ in Brady’s Bend, PA and St. Paul’s UCC in Chicora, PA. From 1962 to 1994, he served as the Pastor of St. John UCC in Riegelsville, PA. Curtis was a staff member and member of the personnel committee of the Penn Northeast Conference. He also served as a conference moderator, a member of the UCC Board for Homeland Ministries and as the secretary of the Board of Trustees of Lancaster Seminary.

Curtis enjoyed traveling and led tour groups to numerous countries in Europe and the Holy lands. He also had a passion for music and sang with the Bach Choir in Bethlehem, PA and St. Luke’s Singers.

Curtis is Survived by his companion Michael Burke; his sons Mark and Karl; his grandchildren Christine, Eric, Julia and Jessica; 3 great grandchildren; sisters Marjorie General and Viola Snyder; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Conrad; brothers Harold, Glenmore and Alfred; sisters Arletta, Ester, Beatrice, Mildred and Margaret.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 30 at St. John’s UCC in St. John’s, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W. James St. Lancaster, PA 17603. To leave on-line condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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MaryEllen Waldron

Posted at 04:53pm
Michael,
I am very sorry, for your loss. Praying that happy memories can fill your heart.
I feel very lucky to have met Curt.
Love to you,
Mary Waldron
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lynne beck

Posted at 10:06pm
I have many fond memories of the years spent singing in the Bach Choir with Curt- I am sure he is singing in the heavenly choir now! Rest in peace, old friend....Lynne Beck
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Carole and Harry Koch

Posted at 07:11pm
Our sympathies to Michael Burke and families,
When I was a church secretary at Memorial UCC, Easton, Pastor Sandrock was the stated supply pastor. Actually, I was glad when his supply was over---I couldn't keep up with him. He was like the Energizer Bunny. He simply did not go the extra mile --with parishioners or strangers---he went 3-4 miles. He hardly ever gave me a chance to answer the phone. He picked up strangers or found ways to help them, whether clothes or a ride somewhere. I used to call in angels to protect him that one time I think I heard an angel say, "Not Curt, again!" Harry knew the Sandrocks as kids, as Hollywood was near Hazleton. We had lots of laughs together. I'm so glad he passed through my life.
Carole and Harry Koch
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mas

Posted at 11:15am
I have many wonderful memories of Curt. Sitting at my table, waling through Chriskindlemart and chatting over many subjects. I was truly blessed to have him as a member of my family. I always enjoyed his "critiques" of my flower pots. I will miss you at my dinner table (and the comments about "my brother").
Thank you Mike for bringing him into our lives.
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