Charles Lorah

Charles Lorah

Tuesday, December 29th, 1925 Thursday, July 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Charles E. Lorah

Charles E. Lorah, 93, of Ephrata Manor, died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. His wife of 66 years, Elmo A. (Laidig) Lorah, survives.
Born in Bowmansville, he was the son of the late Harry Daniel and Annetta Irene (Fox) Lorah.
Charlie worked as a machinist in the textile industry until his retirement. He also worked for Blue Ball National Bank and was a caretaker for Center Union Cemetery.
He was a member of St. John Center Lutheran Church.
He was a life-long wearer of flannel shirts, a hunter of deer with the Dead Eye Hunting Camp, a fisher of whatever was biting, an avid collector of stamps, a forever Phillies fan. He had a deep appreciation for a properly mown lawn, good home cooking and a fresh cup of hot tea. He was a woodworker, a jokester, a master at card games, and a watcher of Western movies.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Deborah Lorah of Bowmansville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters, and a half-sister.
His memorial service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Donecker Chapel of Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Rd., Ephrata with Rev. Thomas Darr officiating. Interment will be in Center Union Cemetery following a luncheon. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Friday from 10- 11 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Center Lutheran Church, 599 Reading Rd., East Earl, PA 17519. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Ephrata Manor
    99 Bethany Rd.
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    Friday, July 26th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Ephrata Manor
    99 Bethany Rd.
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    Friday, July 26th, 2019
  • Interment

    Center Union Cemetery
    600 Reading Rd.
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Elmo & Deb
Gosh, I just found out Uncle Charlie passed. I am sorry and my condolences. He was my absolute favorite uncle and always enjoyed visiting when I came back to town. --- Fay Groves
Comment | Posted at 10:48pm via Condolence

Tom and Cheryl Weaver

Elmo and Deb, We were so sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. May God's love give you comfort during this difficult time. Tom and Cheryl Weaver
Comment | Posted at 08:12am via Condolence

Sandra F Youndt Styer

To Deb and your mother, so sorry to see about your dad and husband's passing. He was a kind man and I know you both and many will miss dearly. Take care and God Bless. The Youndt and Styer Families
Comment | Posted at 09:16am via Condolence

Annetta Wockenfuss

Hello Aunt Elmo and Cousin Deb. Annetta and Dorothy here. We are both sorry to hear this news about Uncle Charlie. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Comment | Posted at 12:55pm via Condolence

Buffie Lorah

So very sorry for your loss Deb and Elmo. May you take comfort in your treasured memories with Charles.
Comment | Posted at 12:17pm via Condolence

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