Abner B. Nauman, 93, WWII vet, carpenter, Ruhl’s UMC member, enjoyed woodworking

By on May 11, 2016

Abner B. “Ab” Nauman, 93, formerly of Hossler Road, Manheim, passed away peacefully from this life into the next Monday, May 2, 2016, at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in East Hempfield Township, he was the son of the late Romanus M. and Fannie G. Baker Nauman. He was the husband of the late Eleanor G. Dyer Nauman, who died in 2015.

A lifelong carpenter, Ab worked for J.G. Baker and Sons, Roy Keener, and Mel Martin, all of Manheim. He proudly served as corporal in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific where he received medals and a Bronze Star. Ab was an active and faithful member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim, where he served as a trustee, communion steward, and on the visiting committee and church administrative board. Ab was a former member of the Manheim Historical Society. Ab enjoyed woodworking, bowling, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed sitting on his porch and waving to those who drove by his house.

Surviving are two daughters: Kay Y. Myer and Gwen M. Groff, both of Manheim; two sons: Jay Leon, husband of Diana Wakefield Nauman, of Lancaster; Duane M. Nauman of Manheim; four grandchildren: Abby and Gavin Myer, Brandy and Jeremy Nauman; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Miriam Kready of Myerstown; and two brothers: Paul Nauman of Manheim; and J. Richard, husband of Lucetta Nauman, of Penn Yan, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons: Justin and Devin Nauman; two sons-in-law: Jay Myer and Randolph “Randy” Groff; a sister: Naomi Bricker; and four brothers: Omar, Romanus Jr., Eugene, and Lester Nauman.

Services were held May 6 at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Ab’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or United Zion Retirement Community, Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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