Keith Scott Weachter, 49, Ryder Truck mechanic, nature lover, had an outgoing personality

By on January 24, 2018

Keith Scott Weachter, 49, of Ephrata, passed away Jan. 19, 2018 at the Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Keith fought a very determined eight-year battle with lung cancer.

He was the husband of Deborah L. Poysher Weachter for 12 years on Sept. 6.

He is also survived by his parents: Larry and Nancy Shiffler Weachter of Lititz; a nephew: Ryan Weachter and his wife, Savannah; and a sister-in-law: Marion Weachter.

Preceding him in death was a brother: Kevin Weachter; and a niece: Brittany Weachter.

Keith was born at Ephrata hospital and graduated from Ephrata High School in 1986. He attended Willow Street Vo-Tech and went on to work as a diesel mechanic for Ryder Truck for 29 years. He was a member and steward of Teamsters Union No. 771, Ephrata; Lodge No. 665, F&AM, Lancaster Reading Consistory; and Rajah Shrine.

Keith loved nature and the outdoors, spending time hiking through Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area, birdwatching, and playing golf. Together, he and Deb enjoyed antiquing, gardening, and visiting Cape May. Keith will be remembered as having an outgoing personality, a good sense of humor, and caring very much for the people in his life. He will be greatly be missed.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Brickerville United Lutheran Church, 340 East Division Highway, Lititz, beginning with a Masonic service, followed by a memorial service, with Rev. Scott K. Davis officiating. Interment will be private. There will be no viewing. The family will receive guests during a luncheon at the church immediately following the service.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute and the staff of Hospice and Community Care for their wonderful support to Keith.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Keith’s memory may be made to Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute Fund, c/o Development Office, PO Box 3555, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

To express a condolence with the family, visit Spence Funeral Services, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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