Reed Imhoff, 81, Stevens, Army vet, former Akron Borough manager, chef, volunteer fireman

By on March 23, 2016

Reed Imhoff, 81, of Stevens, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Reed was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Millport, a son of the late Raymond and Hannah Imhoff. He was a loving husband to Joyce E. Sweigart for almost 61 years.

In addition to his wife, Reed is survived by two sons: Randolph S., husband of Darlene Imhoff of Carthage, N.Y.; Timothy L., husband of Cindy Imhoff of Etters; five grandchildren: Sheena, Nathan, AJ, Kristofer and Hannah Imhoff; two step-grandchildren: Joseph and Julie Rabena; six great-grandchildren: Blake, Aidan and Ethan Palmer; Aleiya Imhoff; Jameson and Jordan Rabena.

Reed attended Ephrata High School. He had a degree from America Schools. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and the Active Army for two years at Fort Hood, Texas; and Ulm, West Germany. He retired from the Ephrata Borough after 30 years of service. He was borough manager for Akron Borough for four years. He was a personal chef and worked for Iron’s Catering in New Holland and Bright’s Drive-In in Ephrata. He was active in the Akron and Schoeneck Lion’s Clubs, the Cloister American Legion Post #429, Ephrata, and many other civic groups.

He was a member of several local fire companies: Ephrata, Lincoln, Akron, Schoeneck and Rothsville, where he served as an active fireman and fire policeman. Reed was a life member of the Lancaster County Fire Police. He was active in Boy Scouts and was a Wood Badger. He was also a drummer for the former Hershey Chocolatiers Drum and Bugle Corps and a founding member of the former Ephrata Hextons Drum and Bugle Corps.

A memorial services was held March 19 at Salem Lutheran Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Jeffrey Goodman officiating. Interment with military honors will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salem Lutheran Church, 1331 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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


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