Marvin G. Fitterling, 91, WWII vet, Harting’s Bakery worker, Peace UCC member, active volunteer

By on June 12, 2019

Marvin G. Fitterling, 91, of Ephrata, formerly of Denver, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Kathryn (Glass) Fitterling, and a son to the late Elmer and Minnie (Good) Fitterling.

Marvin was a Marine Corps veteran who proudly served in World War II. He worked at Harting’s Bakery in Bowmansville for 29 years. Marvin was a member of Peace UCC Church for over 50 years and served on Church Council. He was involved with Reinholds VFW and served his community as a member of the Adamstown Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Award recipient. He was an avid card player and enjoyed board games and gospel music.

Marvin is survived by three children: Dale Fitterling of Denver; Vicki (Gary) Welsch of Houston, Texas; and Karen F. (Art) Pannebecker of Denver; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by five siblings: Eleanor Hatt, Harry Fitterling, Earl Fitterling, Arlene Burkholder, and Lillian Zaun.

Viewings will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Good Sipler Funeral & Cremation Centre, 34-38 N. Reamstown Road, Reamstown, and Thursday, June 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Peace UCC Church, 37 E Swartzville Road, Denver, where the service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mellinger’s Cemetery, Schoeneck.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17517.

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