Elmer Sheehan, 86, WW II veteran, Sunline retiree

By on August 24, 2011

Elmer A. Sheehan, 86, of Akron, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing Home.

He was born in Patton, Cambria County, to the late Daniel V. and Elnora (Sutton) Sheehan and was the husband of the late Jane L. Sheehan, who passed away in 1999.

Elmer was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata, and a life member of the Ephrata VFW, #1933. He enjoyed wood working and going to craft shows.

Elmer served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a warehouse manager for Sunline Trailer, Denver, until his retirement in 1986.

He is survived by a son: Kenneth J., husband of Donna (Brown) Sheehan, of Ephrata; daughter, Susan M. Sheehan, of Akron; grandsons: Thomas, J. Anthony and Timothy Sheehan; great-grandchildren: Hayley, Reagan, Madelyn, Victoria, Logan and Cody; and a sister: Dorothy Aungst, of Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Thomas Sheehan; daughter: Janet Wanner; sisters: Margaret McGowan, Elva Springer, Louise Smail, Alice Penkosky, Catherine Trexler and Ellie Collins; infant twin sisters: Mary Beulah and Annie Sheehan; and brothers: Joseph, Thomas, Ernest and Leo Sheehan.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata. Commendation and farewell will be held in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster. Military honors will be accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard.

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

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