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Obituaries

July 24, 2013

Vernon L. Eash

HOLLSOPPLE — EASH – Vernon L., 88, Hollsopple, died July 24, 2013, at his residence. Born April 21, 1925, in Hollsopple, son of the late Edwin and Annie Ada (Thomas) Eash. Preceded in death by wife, the former Helen Zimmerman; children, Alan, Ronald and Debra Eash; and grandchildren, Steven and Lisa A. Witt and Angie (Eash) Phillippi. Also preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Irvin, Kenneth and Earl Eash; and sister, Daisy Flory; and son-in-law, James Stiles. Survived by children, Karen Stiles, Jerome; Cheryl, married to Charles Witt, Boswell; and Donald Eash, married to the former Debra Thomas; and Jeffrey Eash, all of Hollsopple; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, Edwin Eash Jr., Altoona; sister, Betty Blough, Hershey; and daughter-in-law, Christine Eash. Vernon was a World War II Army veteran and retired from Sani-Dairy after 38 years of service. He also mowed the lawn at Davidsville Historical Society and Kaufman Cemetery. He was an avid hunter and gardener and a member of Oleo Acres. Vernon will be remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather, and will be sadly missed, especially for his great sense of humor. Mr. Eash was a member of St. David’s Lutheran Church, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. N. Gregory VanDyke, officiating. Interment, Kaufman Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville.

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