William Ecenroad Jr., 86, Ephrata, worked for Bayer, enjoyed woodworking, golfing

By on November 5, 2014

William Ecenroad Jr., 86, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Fairmount Homes.

He was born in Denver to the late William and Minnie (Holtsinger) Ecenroad and was the husband of Orpha (Crouse) Ecenroad.

William was a member of the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, a former member and deacon at the Heidelberg Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, and volunteering and gardening at Fairmount Homes. He had worked for the Bayer Co., Myerstown, and was farming in his early years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Bruce, husband of Denise (Rudolph) Ecenroad of Schaefferstown; a daughter: Kay, wife of Glenn Weaver of Lititz; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law: Rosene Ecenroad; three sisters: Kathryn, wife of Lester Good of Ephrata; Anna Hahn of Akron; Arlene, wife of Raymond Zimmerman of Akron.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Garry Ecenroad; a half-brother: Chester Eshelman; two half-sisters: Mary Mast and Esther Shennonberger.

A memorial service was held Oct. 31 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, with Pastors Paul Brubaker and Ivan Lutz officiating. Private interment took place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to Fairmount Homes Benevolent Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522 if desired..

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

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