Irvin Showalter, 90, WWII vet, Excelsior Brass moulder

By on August 21, 2013

Irvin Showalter, 90, of Stevens, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Sinking Spring to the late Adam and Carrie (Wenrich) Showalter and was the husband of the late Clara E. (Gerhart) Showalter who passed away in 2012.

Irvin was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and camping. During his working years, he worked for Excelsior Brass of Blandon, as a moulder.

Irvin is survived by two sons: Michael Showalter of Robesonia and Kenneth, husband of Doris (Fisher) Showalter of Akron; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a brother: Adam Jr., husband of Diane Showalter of West Reading.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter: Joanne Freeman and a brother: William Showalter.

A viewing was held Aug. 19 at the Harvest Fellowship Church, Stevens, followed by his funeral services with Pastor Eugene Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

If desired, memorial contributions in Irvin’s memory may be made to the Harvest Fellowship Church, 34 W. Church St., Stevens, 17578.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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