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Donald Garner

Donald Eugene Garner

Thursday, February 5th, 1925 - Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Donald “Bud” Garner, 95, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.
Bud was born in Lititz to the late Emanuel and Ella (Heinaman) Garner. He was the husband of June Garner (Peiffer) with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by sisters Betty Kreider and Pat Garner, and brothers Bruce, Bernard “Bunny”, and Terry Garner.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda, wife of Byron Gricius, Green Valley, AZ; Cindy, wife of Kerry Moyer, Ephrata; Tom Garner, husband of Kathy (Cabala), Lancaster; grandson, Matthew Moyer (Carla), Denver; three great grandchildren - Micah, Reid and Claire; and Sister-in-Law Marty Garner, Lebanon.
Bud graduated from Lititz High School in 1942. Afterward he enlisted in the U. S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, training in South Carolina under Dick Winters and serving in World War II in the European Theater. He later worked for Wagaman Brothers Printing, Lititz, and retired in 1990 from Forry-Hacker Printing, Lititz. In retirement he worked 19 years for Ephrata Auto Parts, Blue Ball.
Bud was a member of Grace E.C. Church in Ephrata, Friendly Circle, and VFW Cloister Post #3376. He enjoyed dancing, playing the harmonica, birding and the outdoors. Among his fondest memories are birding trips with his son, touring the southwest with his daughter, Linda, and her husband, and attending cookouts with his daughter, Cindy, and her husband. He also loved spending time with his grandson and great grandchildren.
Thanks to both his in-home and inpatient hospice staff, especially Rachael, Libby and Megan.
There will be no service at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.
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Ernie Hartranft

Posted at 12:50pm
Bud was a good man. I always enjoyed reminiscing sports with him. My condolences to his family.
Ernie Hartranft

Joan Bradford

Posted at 02:10pm
Our deeply sympathies to June & family. Bud was my favorite man at Grace Ec Church he would always tell jokes & make us laugh. He will be missed by so many people. He left great lasting memories ❤️ The Bradford’s (Joan,Kent,Kayla&Janelle)

Mark Haines

Posted at 09:50am
Our condolences to June and her family. May prayers and wonderful memories help ease the passing of such a kind and gentle man. He was a great neighbor to us on Orange St. and though I was very young I will always remember the Garner family as very easy going and kind to everyone. His daughter Cindy would always babysit us and had these wonderful hide and seek trinkets to find. Bud built a blind near the Ephrata Rail Trail or behind the Brickyard. He let my brother Eric and I visit to watch deer and pheasants. Wonderful memories bc of Bud. What a great American!! God bless and peace to the Garner family. Kind Regards, Mark Haines

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