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Gordon J. Gingrich



Gordon J. Gingrich

Gordon Jay Gingrich, 77, of Ephrata, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Manor Care Lebanon after a lengthy illness in the presence of his family.

He was the loving husband of 54 years to Marie D. (Brucker) Gingrich.  Born in Lebanon he was the son of the late George Gingrich and the late Elizabeth (Shelly) Gingrich.

Gordon graduated from Lebanon High in 1959 and Lebanon Valley College in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Education.  He was a 5th grade teacher for Eastern Lancaster County School District for 38 years.

As a youth and as an adult, Gordon was passionately involved in Scouting at the unit, district, and council levels.  He worked on various summer camp staffs at both local council camps.  Gordon was also the first of three generations of Eagle Scouts.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Kevin J. Gingrich, husband of Darlene, and Scott A. Gingrich, husband of Deb; a daughter, Lisa M. Ingram, wife of Bill; 5 grandchildren: Chad M. Gingrich, Ashley N. Lewis, Sarah J. Gingrich, Elizabeth V. Moyer, and Taylor M. Emerick; 4 great-grandchildren: Cooper J. Lewis, Fletcher M. Lewis, Caden Moyer, and Nicholas Moyer; two siblings: Judy, wife of Sam Fields, and Gary Gingrich, husband of Patricia; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 East Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.  Funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Karen Minnich-Sadler officiating. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care for the care Gordon received as well as the staff and members of Holy Trinity Church for their prayers and support throughout this long process.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Gordon's name to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or to the Holy Trinity Church Building Fund at the above address.



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My deepest sympathies and prayers to my uncle Gordon’s family. A man’s life that was a testament to fullfiment,richness and integrity.
~ Rena & Bruce Weaver

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