Ronald E. Kofroth, 82, ‘The Mayor of Millport,’ J.L. Clark forklift operator, avid PSU fan

By on December 14, 2016

Ronald E. Kofroth, 82, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was born in Lancaster to the late Charles and Helen (McCreary) Kofroth, and was the husband of the late Gloria K. (Keeports) Kofroth.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Rothsville. Ronald was a forklift operator for J.L. Clark for almost 50 years. He was an avid Penn State fan who enjoyed raising dogs, tinkering with cars, and flower gardening. He was affectionately known as “The Mayor of Millport,” always helping others and socializing with friends. Ronald loved his granddaughter and great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed attending their sporting events.

Ronald is survived by a daughter: Kathy Troutman; a granddaughter: Jennifer, wife of Joseph Zoccolo; three great-grandchildren: Zachary, Dylan and Breanne Zoccolo; a sister: Joan, wife of Emanuel Stoltzfus; and a brother: Charles Glen Kofroth, all of Lititz, .

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Gerald Kofroth; two late sisters; and four late brothers.

Services were held Dec. 12 at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St,, Akron, with Pastor Karen Bongard officiating. Interment was in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603; or Leo’s Helping Paws, 1032 S. State Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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