Darle E. Birchall, 68, Vietnam vet, PA state trooper, Cocalico Sportsman Assn. member

By on November 4, 2015

Darle E. Birchall, 68, of Akron, died Oct. 27, 2015, at Ephrata Hospital.

Born in Bedford, a son of Nora M. (Nave) Birchall, Brethren Village, Neffsville, and the late Warren H. Birchall; he was married to Darla E. (Hackman) Birchall for 47 years.

A 1965 Cocalico High School graduate, he was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Darle retired after 25 years as a Pennsylvania state trooper, last at the Lancaster barracks, and worked part-time for Garden Spot Auto Auction, Ephrata. He cherished his grandchildren, enjoyed driving his Corvette and motorcycle (especially on Memorial Day’s “Rolling Thunder”), and was a huge Flyers fan. Darle was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels for more than 15 years, was a member of Ephrata Lodge No. 665 F&AM, and the Cocalico Sportsman Association.

Also surviving are his daughters: Wendy B. (John) Masterson, Ephrata; and Gwen A. (Chris) White, Lititz; and grandchildren, Alyssa, Alex, Tyler, Charlie, Jack, and Lucy.

A time for sharing memories was held Nov. 2 at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider contributions to E.A.R.S. Meals on Wheels, 300 W. Chestnut St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Online condolences may be offered at goodfuneral.com. Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, had charge of the arrangements.

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