Alvin L. Oberholtzer, 84, Ephrata, Summer’s Trucking driver, loved bluegrass, traveling

By on November 10, 2015

Alvin L. Oberholtzer, 84, of Ephrata, went home to his Lord Savior on Nov. 4, 2015 in his home.

Born in East Cocalico Township, he was the son of the late David G. Oberholtzer and Lydia G. (Martin) Oberholtzer. He was the loving husband of Orvilla H. Oberholtzer, with whom he would have celebrated 58 years of marriage at the end of December.

Alvin attended Blue Ball Church of the Brethren, and worked as a truck driver for Hess Brothers Eggs, Victor Weaver, and Summer’s Trucking. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, hunting, and listening to and playing bluegrass music. He loved spending time with his family and friends and made everybody feel welcome in his home.

In addition to his wife: Orvilla; Alvin is survived by three children: Carol Oberholtzer of Ephrata; Alvin S. Oberholtzer Jr., husband of Lori, of Ephrata; and Steve C. Oberholtzer; five grandchildren: Danielle, Zachary, Bailey, Andrew, and Joshua; and two sisters: Arlene L. Good, wife of Amos Good, of Reamstown; and Janet L. Eberly of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Lorrie Ann; a brother: David Jr.; and a sister: Janice L. Wenger.

Services were held Nov. 7 at Blue Ball Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Galen Weaver officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Services are under the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata. To send an online condolence, visit

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