Kenneth E. Myers Sr., 68, Army Reserves vet, Gochnauers worker, Revolutionary War re-enactor

By on August 10, 2016

Kenneth E. Myers Sr., 68, of Ephrata passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2016 surrounded by his family.

He was born in Lancaster on Oct. 24, 1947 to Alverta Myers and the late Harry Myers.

He leaves behind his wife: Linda (Martin) Myers; two sons: Kenneth Myers Jr., husband of Kirstin, Ephrata; Jonathan Myers, husband of Shelly, Allentown; a grandchild: Zachary Myers; and two step-grandchildren: Jacob Gordon and Olivia Gordon; sister: Kay Paparo, wife of Vince Paparo, Ephrata.

Ken graduated in 1965 from Garden Spot High School, New Holland, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1966 to 1972. He most recently was employed at Gochnauers Home Appliances in East Petersburg.

One of Ken’s most enjoyable times was participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment regiment in the 1970s and 1980s in many locations across the East Coast. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, driving his Jeep on the Delaware beach, collecting military memorabilia, and working on home projects.

He was a member of Howell Masonic Lodge No. 405, New Holland American Legion Post No. 662, and a former member of St. Stephen Reformed Church in New Holland.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., at St. Stephen Reformed Church, 249 E. Main St., New Holland, with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Sacks officiating. The family will receive friends and family following the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ken’s honor to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org; or Zerbe’s Retirement Community, zerbesisters.com.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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