Joseph J. Wann Sr., 66, Ephrata, Navy vet, avid drummer, driver for CV School District

By on July 22, 2015

Joseph J. Wann Sr., 66, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George H. and Gertrude Ryan Wann. He was the husband of Denice Wanner Wann.

After high school, Joe served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at various jobs, mainly, C&D Battery in Leola, and Dart Container prior to that. Most recently, he worked as a van driver for the Conestoga Valley School District. An avid drummer, he played in several local bands, including Fang. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a member of the New Joy Church, Ephrata.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children: Joseph J. Wann Jr. of Florida; Jared Wann of Manheim; Desiree J. Wann-Fryberger, wife of Howard Fryberger Jr., of Christiana; Danette Wann of Ephrata; four grandchildren: Kasey, Tristan, and Ashley Wann; and Noah Fryberger; four brothers: George H. Wann of Florida; Glenn Wann of Leola; John E. Wann of Lancaster; William H. Wann of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters: Lynn D. Lugo and Kathryn Iannacone, both of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Roberta Bowman; and a brother: Richard Wann.

A celebration of Joe’s life will take place at a later time. If desired, contributions may be sent to the Water Street Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Furman’s Funeral Home, Leola, had charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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