Elwood Walbert, 92, blacksmith

By on May 16, 2012

Elwood C. "Chief" Walbert, 92, of New Holland, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy.

He was born in Allentown to the late Harrison David and Kathryn (Mumbauer) Walbert and was the husband of Linda L. (Getz) Walbert, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.

Chief was a member of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology since 1954. He collected Indian artifacts, lighthouses and stamps. During his working years, he was a blacksmith for Armstrong.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Matthew Walbert, of New Holland.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Harrison David Walbert; and three sisters: Mildred Cunningham, Lillian Laubach and Ellen Painter.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in "Chief"’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604..

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

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