Raymond Gehman, 83, excavator, Bowmansville Fire Company chief, Brecknock supervisor

By on November 9, 2016

Raymond Gehman, 83, of Denver, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Ephrata Manor.

His wife of 59 years, Elaine (Stymiest) Gehman, survives. Born in Bowmansville, he was the son of the late Frank and Lizzie (Good) Gehman.

Raymond was a self-employed excavator. He also served as the Bowmansville Fire Company chief for many years, and as a supervisor in Brecknock Township. From 1955 to 1957, Raymond completed his 1-W service at the Samuel G. Dickson State Hospital (South Mountain). He was a member of Pine Grove Church, Bowmansville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Gregory Gehman of Denver; Sam, married to Annette (Weber) Gehman, of Reinholds; and Joel Gehman, Denver; three grandchildren: Seth and Nathan Gehman, and Hannah Greiner; four great-grandchildren: Kamila, Mikala, Blake, and Charlotte; three siblings: Betty Martin, New Holland; Bernice Gehman, West Reading; Richard Gehman, New Holland.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Violet and Edna Gehman, and Reta Krick; and three brothers: Webster, Chester, and Robert Gehman.

Services were held Nov. 7 at Pine Grove Church, Bowmansville, with Pastor Jonathan Yoder officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Pine Grove Church Building Fund, 1194 Reading Road, P.O. Box 573, Bowmansville, PA 17507.

Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com. Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, handled the arrangements.

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