Robert E. Mohn, 91, WWII vet, Cloister Dairies/Cloister Spring Water was family business, polo fan

By on December 7, 2016

Robert E. Mohn, 91, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Keystone Villa, Ephrata, after an extended illness.

Born in Adamstown, he was the son of the late Warren and Irene Mohn.

He was a graduate of Ephrata High School and attended Franklin and Marshall College and Penn State University.

Robert left college to fight for his country in 1944 as a nose gunner on a B24 bomber with the 15th Army Air Force in Italy. He was a veteran of 18 combat missions over Germany.

Robert worked and retired from his family’s business, Cloister Dairies and Cloister Spring Water Company, in Ephrata. His responsibilities included overseeing the production of milk and ice cream products and later the bottled water production. He served on the Northern Lancaster County Advisory Board for Core States/Hamilton Bank.

He is survived by his wife, Doline, of 63 years; a brother: Richard E. Mohn of Lancaster and Naples, Fla.; a son: R. Michael Mohn of New Providence; two daughters: Sandra Thompson of Mount Joy; and Judith Errigo of Lancaster; five grandchildren: Rebecca Crawford, Andrew Mohn, Katie Errigo, Matthew Thompson, and Madison Mohn; two great-grandchildren: Rivers Crawford and Tucker Crawford.

Robert enjoyed playing golf, traveling the world, listening to jazz music, classic foreign cars and attending Sunday polo games in Rothsville.

A viewing will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Adamstown.

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



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