R. Eugene Mellinger, 89, owned Twin Kiss Supply Co., Salem UMC member, Rothsville restaurateur

By on August 16, 2017

R. Eugene Mellinger, 89, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at United Zion Retirement Community.

He was born in Lancaster to the late Leroy K. and Nettie (Young) Mellinger, and was the devoted husband of the late Doris K. (Haldeman) Mellinger, who passed away in 2008.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Rothsville.

Eugene was owner of Twin Kiss Supply Co. in Ephrata before retiring. In earlier years, he was a salesman for Keebler Co., and Cooper Tobacco Co. Eugene and his wife also opened and operated a family restaurant in 1944, across from the Rothsville School, until 1949.

Eugene is survived by two daughters: Kandy J., wife of Roger Rohrer, of Strasburg; Cindy S., wife of Donald Gunzenhauser Jr., of Landisville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister: Ruth M. Moomey of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care Eugene received from United Zion Retirement Community staff during his stay.

Memorial contributions in Eugene’s memory may be made to United Zion Retirement Community, Benevolent Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA, 17543.

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

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