Deaths of Local Interest – Sept. 14, 2017

By on September 13, 2017

Abner “Shorty” Martin, 29, of Ephrata, died unexpectedly of natural causes, on Sept. 7. He was an amazing father, husband, and person. He always helped anyone who needed help. Shorty always put others and their needs before his. When he wasn’t at work with his brother and best friend, he was helping others and spending time with his family. He enjoyed woodworking when he had some extra time. His parents, Nolan and Shirley Martin; and a sister, Tabeal Martin, reside in Lititz.

Ronald C. Root, 72, of Ephrata, died Sept. 4 in Ephrata Community Hospital. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Ron worked as a security guard for Pfizer, Lititz, and enjoyed using Facebook.

Jeffrey L. Rudy, 67, of Ephrata, passed away Sept. 5 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Jeffrey was a plasma cutter operator for GSM industrial and previously worked for Clair Brothers Audio. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beach, fishing, and collecting antique tackle. He loved music, animals, and adored his wife, Terri. His sister, Sherry, wife of Kevin Kapp, resides in Manheim.

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