Jeffrey Keith Werner, 69, Vietnam vet, WGAL sportcaster, ‘Time Machine’ host, animal lover

By on September 28, 2016

Jeffrey Keith Werner, 69, of Ephrata, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at Maple Farm, Akron.

Born in Reading, he was the husband of the late Lisa (Wolf) Werner, who died March 10, 2016. He was the son of Frances (Sweigart) Witwer of Honeybrook, and the late Kenneth Werner.

Jeff was employed as a sportscaster for WGAL-TV, Lancaster, for 21 years. He then went on to work for WIOV-FM Radio for 24 years; and hosted his own radio show, “Time Machine” for 10 years until his retirement. He was also part of the WIOV morning show. An animal lover, Jeff was devoted to his dogs.

Of the Lutheran faith, Jeff was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era, having served his country from 1968 to 1972; with two years stationed in Japan.

In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by a daughter: Janika Rettew, and her fiancé, Lance McKinnon of Lititz; a son: Todd Jeffrey Werner, and his wife Michelle of Cranford, N.J.; four grandchildren: Makayla, Logan, Claire, and Jake; and one brother: Bradley Werner, and his wife Elaine, of Maine.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, with Pastor Jeff Rill officiating. Family and friends will be received 2 hours prior to the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Jeff’s memory may be made to Maple Farm Nursing Center, 604 Oak St, Akron, PA 17501; or to Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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