Mark A. Hollinger, 86, Horning Dodge supervisor, served his country, enjoyed singing and hiking

By on January 9, 2019

Mark A. Hollinger, 86, of Long Community, Lancaster, formerly of Akron, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Landis Homes.

He was born in Narvon to John E. Sr. and Lottie (Fellenbaum) Hollinger, and was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Kuiaski) Hollinger for 54 years before she passed away in 2011.

He was a past member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Lancaster, where he sang in the choir for many years and was the treasurer for 15 years.

Mark was a mechanic and supervisor for Horning Dodge, New Holland, for 37 years.

In 1953, he served his country doing 1-W service for three years at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, Conn., as a psychiatric ward orderly. It was there that he met and married his wife Dotty, then moved back down to Lancaster County to live and raise their family. He enjoyed singing, hiking, biking, camping, traveling the world with his wife, and keeping up with current events. He was the best dad and friend a child could want. He was a kind and steady man and hard worker.

Mark is survived by a daughter: Brenda “Lynn” Hollinger of Middletown, Conn.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Aaron, John, Homer and Luke Hollinger; three sisters: Rhoda Petersheim, Miriam Hollinger, and Eva Martin; and three infant siblings.

Services were held Jan 4. at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron. Interment took place in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Thanks to all the caring hearts at Long Community, Landis Homes, Chaplain Ginny Hartman, and Hospice.

Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to Water Street Rescue Mission, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA, 17603; or Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.

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

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