Vincent I. Showers, 96, decorated WWII vet, long-time Armstrong pattern maker, avid golfer

By on June 7, 2017

Vincent I. Showers, 96, of Akron, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Eby) Showers. Vincent was born in Akron to Irvin and Lizzie (Haldeman) Showers on May 13, 1921.

He worked as a pattern maker for Armstrong World Industries for 35 years.

A World War II veteran, Vincent served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of Cloister Post No. 429 American Legion and Cocalico Valley Post No. 3376 VFW in Ephrata, and the United Steel Workers Local No. 285 Union of Lancaster. Vincent was an avid golfer.

Surviving Vincent is a son: Gregory L. Showers of Akron; a daughter: Sharon K. Irwin of Silver Spring, Md.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;and a sister: Rabieth McElhenney of Stevens.

In addition to his wife and parents, Vincent was preceded in death by a son: Vincent L. Showers; and four sisters.

Funeral services were held June 5 at Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. Interment with military honors followed at Mount Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation, in Vincent’s name to the charity of your choice.

To send online condolences, visit Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, had charge of the arrangements.

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