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Melvin D. Weachter, 89, vet, repairman, mill worker
Melvin D. Weachter, 89, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 after a brief illness.
Melvin was the husband of Ella E. (Patterson) Weachter. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12.
Born in Clay Township, Melvin was the son of the late George R. and Anna (Meiskey) Weachter.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II. Melvin worked in various knitting mills in the area, Dutchmaid, Sylvania Mill and also was a TV repairman for Kreider Bros. in Ephrata.
He was a former member of Hopeland United Methodist Church and was a current member of the Ephrata VFW.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Denise A. Koscielny, of Lititz; a son: Luray M. Weachter, husband of Jennifer Weachter, of Lancaster; a step-son: Dale L. Peters, husband of Marian Peters, of Ephrata; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a sister: Mae Hibshman, of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles and Ralph Weachter.
Funeral services were held at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals on Nov. 5. Interment with military honors took place in Lincoln Cemetery, Ephrata.
Donations in Melvin’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
To offer condolences, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com.
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