Albert B. Wolbach Jr. M.D., 83, physician with family medical practice, Ephrata School Board member

By on July 6, 2016

Albert B. “Bud” Wolbach Jr. M.D., 83, a resident of Landis Homes in Lititz, formerly a longtime resident of Ephrata, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

Bud was a son of the late Albert B. Wolbach Sr. and Gertrude M. (Mitchell) Wolbach and the loving husband of Shirley A. (Mentzer) Wolbach. They were married Dec. 21, 1957.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Sheryl A. Williams of Erie; Wendy S. Wolbach, wife of Andrew McBride, of Morton Grove, Ill.; and Ann M. Harper, wife of Christopher Harper, of Horsham, Great Britain; three granddaughters: Christina L. Murnock, wife of Trevor Murnock, of Erie; Stephanie R. Voland, wife of Phillip Voland, of Germany; and Helen E. Harper of Horsham, Great Britain; nine great-grandchildren: Miriam, Regina, Trevor, Olivia, Noelle, Lucian, Gabrielle, Charlotte, and Madeleine; one brother: Richard D. Wolbach, husband of Gloria, Cherry Hill, N.J.; one sister: Carol Meisenhelter of Mays Landing; one brother-in-law: Robert Beyer of Marlton, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister: Doris Beyer.

Bud was born in Allentown, and his family later moved to Philadelphia where he graduated from John Bartram High School in 1950. A very devoted student, Bud completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and went on to earn his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1958, where he was in the Theta Kappa Psi Medical Fraternity.

For more than 40 years, Bud operated his own family medical practice at his home in Ephrata. He held memberships in the American, Pennsylvania, and Lancaster medical societies and served as a Lancaster County deputy coroner.

For 12 years, Bud served on the Ephrata School Board and was also a member of the Lancaster County and Ephrata Republican committees, the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley, and the Ephrata Cloister Associates. He was a 320 Mason and member of Ephrata Blue Lodge No. 665, the Reading Consistory, and Rajah Shrine.

Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St. Ephrata, on Friday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the East Chapel of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 9. Funeral services, officiated by Chaplain Donna Shenk and Pastor Rob Eshelman, will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Landis Home. Place of interment will be Cedar Hill Cemetery, State Street, Ephrata.

Those who desire may make donations to the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522; or Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17522.

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

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