John Marlin Shreiner, long-time EASD, ENB solicitor, dies at 85

By on March 14, 2012



Attorney John M. Shreiner

Attorney John Marlin Shreiner, 85, died Friday, March 2, 2012.

He was born on May 21, 1926 to the late John H. and Fannie Irene (Wissler) Shreiner. He was a resident of Ephrata his entire life and a part time resident of Tequesta, Fla., since 1984.

Marlin is a graduate of Ephrata High School, Franklin & Marshall (F&M) College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, receiving a J.D. degree. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. While in law school he was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. While at F&M, he was a member and officer of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, was inducted into several honor fraternities and was president of the John Marshall Law Club. He was admitted to practice law in 1951 and continued his legal practice until 1991 in his Lancaster office (now the Lancaster Bar Headquarters) and evening office in Ephrata. He was a 50-year member of the Lancaster Bar, Pennsylvania Bar and American Bar Association. During his career he was solicitor for 38 years for the Ephrata Area School District (EASD) and solicitor and director for the Ephrata National Bank (ENB) in excess of 30 years.

Marlin was a member of Ephrata’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church his entire life, a charter member of the Ephrata Elks Lodge, a 60-year member of the Ephrata American Legion, a 60-year member of the Masonic Bodies, Ephrata Blue Lodge #665 F. & A.M., Rajah Shrine and the Lancaster County Shrine Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Lancaster Country Club and Turtle Creek Club in Tequesta, Fla., where he was a director and past president. He also was a past director of the Sandpointe Bay Condo Association in Tequesta, Fla., and director and past president of the Sugar Beach Condo Assoc. in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years: Bynrece Shreiner; daughter: Holly C. Shreiner, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; granddaughters: Heather and Hannah; and sister: E. Elizabeth, wife of Robert L. Charles.

He was preceded in death by his son: Brian T. Shreiner in 1989; and his brother: Jacob W. Shreiner.

Services and interment at the Bergstrasse Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. More SHREINER, page A18

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