Allen W. Nonemaker, 93, formerly of Ephrata, chemical engineer in Liberia for Firestone

By on August 27, 2014

Allen W. Nonemaker, 93, of Harrisburg, formerly a longtime resident of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Emeritus Assisted Living in Harrisburg.

Allen was born in Camp Hill, son of the late Frank and Ethel (Neff) Nonemaker. His wife of over 50 years, Melanie (Lange) Nonemaker, passed away Jan. 10, 1998.

He is survived by two children: Rita M. Oberman of Harrisburg, and Gary Nonemaker of Ephrata; and one brother: Frank Nonemaker of Milton.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Allen held a degree in chemistry from Grove City College. He worked as a chemical engineer for Firestone in Liberia, West Africa, for 20 years before returning to the United States in 1976. Allen enjoyed traveling, playing music, making arts and crafts, reading, playing Bridge and Scrabble, and spending time with his best friend Buddy, his dog.

Services were held Aug. 22 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata, with Rev. Robert F. Stoudt officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in Allen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

To send an online condolence visit Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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