Elroy Stauffer, Battle of the Bulge WWII vet, dies

By on February 1, 2012


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Elroy Conrad Stauffer, 87, of Landisville, formerly of Akron, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Akron to the late Lloyd and Elizabeth (Holbein) Stauffer and was the husband of the late Janis (Adam) Stauffer, who died Sept. 13, 1996.

Elroy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Akron, where he served on Church council. A veteran who served in World War II, Elroy was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Elroy was a member of the American Legion Post 429, where he was a past commander, named the King of Winter Fest of Oak Leaf Manor. He was also a member of the Ephrata VFW, a past president of the Akron Lions Club and member of the Akron Fire Police. Elroy had worked in sales for United Shoe Company.

Elroy is survived by two daughters Deborah L., wife of Matthew Testa, of Westminster, Md., and Mindy S., wife of Jeff Lawrence, of Lancaster; grandchildren: Chad Myers, Nicole Cummings, Damon Heller and Lauren Rogers; and great-grandchildren: Anya and Gavriela Heller and Mia Rogers.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 27 at the Stradling Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard Cook officiating. Interment took place in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron, with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Elroy’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or woundedwarriorproject.org.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com. More STAUFFER, page A16

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