Edward N. Steffy, 71, vet, fireman, auto parts worker

By on November 16, 2011

Edward N. Steffy, 71, of Rothsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital, while serving in the line of duty for the Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company.

He was born in Lititz to the late John H. and Eva E. (Ehrhart) Steffy and was the husband of Rosene K. (Kreider) Steffy, to whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Edward served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Rothsville. He was also a member of Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed camping, square dancing, traveling and reached his goal of visiting all 50 states. Edward was employed in retail sales of automotive and truck parts, retiring from Ephrata Auto Parts in 1999.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: E. Nevin, husband of Janice (Singer) Steffy, of Millington, Md.; Mark C., husband of Dawn (Myers) Steffy, of Lititz; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Anne Steffy, Kathryn Marie Steffy, Nathaniel C. Steffy and Gabrielle E. Steffy; two sisters: Eleanor, wife of William Nelson, of Camp Hill; and Audrey Slater, wife of Dr. Richard Leader, of Dunnelonn, Fla.

Edward was preceded in death by a brother: John H. Steffy Jr.; and a sister: Joyce E. Almoney.

His funeral service was held on Nov. 15 at Lititz United Methodist Church with firefighter honors. Pastor David P. Unangst officiated. Interment took place in the Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, 1744 Old Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company, 2071 Main St., Lititz, PA 17543-3029.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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