Kenneth James Sheehan, 65, Ephrata, machinist at Case New Holland, model train enthusiast

By on August 27, 2014

Kenneth James Sheehan, 65, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Spangler to the late Elmer and Jane (Conrad) Sheehan and was the husband of Donna (Brown) Sheehan, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.

Ken was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata. He was a 1966 graduate of Ephrata High School and retired from Case New Holland as a machinist. Ken was a member of the Father Daley Council #4191 Knights of Columbus, Ephrata AmVets Post #136, a life member of the Akron Volunteer Fire Company and life member of the Akron Fire Police. He served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam. He enjoyed woodworking and model trains.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Thomas D., husband of Kimberly (Bloom) Sheehan of New Holland, J. Anthony, husband of Angela (Witwer) Sheehan of Ephrata, Timothy A., husband of Gina (Malpeli) Sheehan of Sinking Spring; seven grandchildren: Hayley, Reagan, Madelyn, Victoria, Logan, Cody and Patrick Sheehan; and a sister: Susan Sheehan of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Thomas Sheehan; and a sister: Janet Wanner.

Services were held Aug. 22 at Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata. Final Commendation and Farewell followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery with full military honors accorded.

Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be made to the Akron Volunteer Fire Company, 1229 Main St., Akron, PA 17501.

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

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