Arvilla Enck, 91, EHS grad, pharmacist, St. Peter’s member, avid card player, traveler

By on March 7, 2018

Arvilla K. Enck, 91, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Moravian Manor.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Harry and Rachel (Myers) Keller, and graduated from Ephrata High School in 1944.

She attended George Washington University and received a degree in pharmacy in 1944. She married Frank Durrell Enck, a World War II vet and chairman of the physics department at Franklin and Marshall College.

Blessed with their only son, Eddie, in 1954, they lived for many years in Lancaster. Together they enjoyed playing “pounce” till late at night, skiing, attending F&M functions, playing bridge and pinochle with their “hunting club” crew, attending St. Peters U.C.C. Church, Lancaster, spending summers in the 1000 Islands, living in Zurich, Switzerland on sabbatical, and many years later playing Monopoly with her grandkids, and, finally, listening to her great-granddaughter read to her.

After Durrell’s sudden passing in 1973 Arvilla actively pursued a career as a pharmacist at Wiley’s Pharmacy in Quarryville and Strasburg, where she enjoyed most, the beautiful souls of the youthful co-workers around her, into her late 80s.

She is survived by her son: Edwin D. Enck, his wife Dyann, their children Nathan (Debbie) and Allisha Enck (Alison Sorrell); great-grandchildren: Grace and Liam; nieces: Gail Huber, Judy Shippen, Edrie Pierce and April Enck; and nephews: Alan and David Heppel, and Scott and Jeff Enck.

Funeral services for Arvilla took place March 5 at Steinman Hall at Moravian Manor, Lititz, with Rev. Richard Thierolf officiating. Interment was in Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frank Durrell Enck Memorial Prize in Physics at F&M College, Office of College Advancement, Attn: Advancement Services, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.

To send online condolences, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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