Word has been received of the 2012 death of former Grace Brethren pastor, Dr. Harry Nonnemacher, 67, of Pensacola, Fla. Funeral services were held December 29, 2012, in Pensacola with Pastor Jerold Manley and Pastor Josh Burdick officiating.
Harry graduated from Grace Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 1976 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1997.
Harry pastored in several Grace Brethren Churches from 1976 through 1990.
- Laurel Mt. Grace Brethren Church, Boswell, Pa.
- Washington Grace Brethren Church, Washington, Pa. — Assoc. Pastor with Pastor Shimer Darr
- Rosemont Grace Brethren Church, Martinsburg, W.V. — Assoc. Pastor with Pastor Carl Baker
- Geistown Grace Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa.
In 1990, Harry and Sylvia moved to Pensacola, Fla., where he became a professor at Pensacola Christian College and Theological Seminary. During his 13 years at Pensacola he taught in the college and seminary.
In 2003, he left Pensacola and pastored the Trinity Baptist Church in Cherry Hill, N.J., before moving to South Dakota to teach at the Sunshine Bible Academy in Miller, S.D., where he taught Bible in the high school.
Harry returned to Pensacola Christian College and Theological Seminary in 2007, where he taught undergraduate and seminary classes until the Lord called him home on Dec. 23, 2012.
Harry had struggling with physical difficulties the past two years. In 2010, he was diagnosed with diabetes which had caused problems with his legs and in 2011 he had knee replacement which caused him to walk with the use a cane or walker.
Dr. Nonnemacher is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sylvia, and four children: Charise Heitman (Ron), Abby Nonnemacher, Karyn Nonnemacher, and Bryan Nonnemacher (Bettina); five grandsons, Angel, Joshua and Shawn Heitman and Tony and Elliot Nonnemacher; his mother, Rose Nonnemacher; three siblings, Sandra Dunse (Rodger), Michael Nonnemacher (Donna) and David Nonnemacher (Jody).
In lieu of flowers, the family has arranged for contributions in Dr. Nonnemacher’s honor to be accepted by the PCC Business Office to benefit seminary students.