Alma E. Adair, 77, Ephrata, worked at The Shopping News, Phillies fan

By on October 7, 2015

Alma E. Adair, 77, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, surrounded by her family at Lancaster General Hospital after courageously battling a long-term illness.

Alma was the loving wife of the late William Adair, who passed away April 9, 2012. She was born in East Cocalico Township, daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Dunkelberger.

Alma was a member of Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church in Brownstown. She worked for Hemmerich Industries in Denver for 36 years and was most recently a part-time employee of the Shopping News in Ephrata. Alma enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a Philadelphia Phillies fan.

She is survived by two children: Dennis Adair, husband of Bonnie, of Elizabethtown; and Virginia Sweigart of Lufkin, Texas; three grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, and Kristina; one great- grandchild: Zoey; two brothers: Ernest Dunkelberger, husband of Shirley, of Ephrata; and Clair Dunkelberger, husband of Sarah, of Myerstown; one sister: Jean Shober of Macpherson, Kansas; and one sister-in-law: Phyllis Dunkelberger of Shillington.

Funeral services officiated by Pastor Keith Miller were held Oct. 3 at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. She was interred in Memory Gardens, East Cocalico Township.

Donations in Alma’s memory may be made to the Healing Journey Foundation at Lancaster Cancer Center, 1858 Charter Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send an online condolence, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, had charge of the arrangements.

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