Dennis L. Rhoads, 68, Bickel’s Snack Foods driver, enjoyed camping and hiking

By on June 1, 2016

Dennis L. Rhoads, 68, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Lancaster to Norma (Grube) Rhoads of Lititz and the late Clarence Rhoads. He was the husband of Carol (Thompson) Rhoads, with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.

Dennis was a factory worker and truck driver for Ritter Food Service and Bickel’s Snack Foods. He loved his Studebaker, camping and hiking.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son: Brad Rhoads of Manheim; two daughters: Kim Rhoads of Mount Joy, Kelly Rhoads of Lancaster; three step-daughters: Deborah Kutt of Willow Street; Patricia Abramson of Columbia; Christine, wife of Eric Haavistola of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: Randy Rhoads of Lancaster; Rodney, husband of Natalie Rhoads of Lititz; and a sister: Bonnie Votano of Manheim.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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