Joseph L. Nash, 69, Ephrata, Vietnam vet, OMPH member, Civil War aficionado

By on December 10, 2014

Joseph L. Nash, 69, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Davita Dialysis Center, Elizabethtown.

He was born in Dyersburg, Tenn. to the late Malcom and Alta (Malone) Nash and was the husband of Cheryl A. (Moxley) Nash.

Joseph was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata. He was in sales and installation of operable walls and automatic doors. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Joseph was a member of Knights of Columbus, Sons of Confederate Veterans, was an avid student of the Civil War, enjoyed fixing computers, horses and horseback riding, golfing and loved tractors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Joe S., husband of Cara Nash of Sinking Spring; a daughter: Melissa N., wife of Jason S. Mertz of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren: Hunter, Carson, Bryce, Ryder and Hailey; a brother: Harold Nash of Newburn, Tenn.; and a sister: Jane, wife of Bill Newsome of Newburn, Tenn.

Services were held Dec. 7 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata.

Memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or American Diabetes Assn., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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