Ernest C. Shupp, 93, Burkholder Builders worker, member of Heidelberg band

By on December 17, 2014

Ernest C. Shupp, 93, formerly of Swartzville, lived at Ephrata Manor and died Dec. 8, 2014, in Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Swartzville, son of the late Charles G. and Zenia B. (Wolfskill) Shupp, his wife, Marie M. (Beard) Shupp, died August 21, 1998.

He was a member of Peace UCC, and was a lifetime choir member. Ernie was a farmer, painter and wallpaperer; having worked for Lee Burkholder Builders. He enjoyed woodworking, artwork and music. He also sang and played banjo and guitar with The Heidelberg German Band.

Surviving is a daughter: Linda L. (Thomas E.) Snader, Manheim; son: Charles B. “Chuck” (Kim Homan) Shupp, Terre Hill; grandchildren: Bryan and Brent Snader, Olivia Puglisi, and Lili Dippner; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Jarod, Julia, Anna, Asha, Zenia and Jude; and a sister: Mary Jane Steely, Denver.

Siblings Sara S. Stober and Lester Shupp predeceased him.

Services were held Dec. 12 at Peace United Church of Christ, Denver, with Rev. William E. Hoch, officiating. Burial followed in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville.

Flowers are welcome and contributions may be sent to the music fund at Peace UCC, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17522,

Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, is honored to be serving The Shupp Family.Online condolence may be offered at

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