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
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.