Ellis M. Hufford Jr., 86, father of three, bricklayer for Eshbach Brothers, St. Paul’s member

By on November 8, 2017

Ellis M. “Huff” Hufford Jr., 86, of Denver, died on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in West Earl Township, he was a son of the late Ellis M. Sr. and Elizabeth (Kochel) Hufford. He was married 66 years on June 30 to Minerva A. (Good) Hufford.

Ellis worked as a bricklayer for many years for Eshbach Brothers in Reading, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Terre Hill, the Bricklayers Local PA 5 Union, and a lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children: Linda, married to Rod Burkhart of Bowmansville; James, married to Effie (Parmer) Hufford of East Earl; and Wanda, married to Randy Mumma of Fivepointville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Donald Hufford; and a sister: Thelma Weaver.

Services were held Nov. 3 at Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, with Rev. Derrick Gutierrez officiating. Interment was in the Muddy Creek Cemetery.

To send the family online condolences visit groffeckenroth.com. Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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