Gregory P. Metz
October 30, 2021
Gregory P. Metz, 74, of Rock Road, Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at home.
Born on October 26, 1947 in Olean, NY, he was a son of the late Gerald and Isabel Hastings Metz.
He was a graduate of Bolivar High School and being a man who never gave up, received his A.A.S. from Casper College at age 52.
He was a Navy Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam in '66-'67, the first as captain of a PBR patrolling the Mekong Delta and the second aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA 59). He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion, a patriot and true American badass.
Gregory was co-owner of Foxfire Enterprises.
Preceding him in death was his wife of over 40 years, Connie Wilson Metz in 2019, whom he met while living in Casper, Wyoming.
Surviving are a daughter, Amber Hockenberry; grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Metz of Pottsville.
Gregory loved his friends and family and loved spending time with them. There is nothing he would have wanted more than for his family to be together for good times, bad times and hard times like this one. He was tough but compassionate, a loyal friend, generous and a man of his word. A man to be respected among men. He will be missed by all.
Graveside Services and interment will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 12:30 P.M. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, where he and Connie will be laid to rest together, with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1117 Country Club Rd., Camp Hill, Pa. 17011 in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com
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Wounded Warriors, Inc., Pennsylvania
1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill PA 17011