Gerald L. Carvell, 74, Rothsville native, retired from Lance, was PSU fan and Corvette enthusiast

By on October 8, 2014

Gerald “Jerry” L. Carvell, 74, of Lancaster, formerly of Rothsville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Brethren Village.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Willis Carvell and Arlene (Ruth) Carvell of Rothsville. He was the husband of Peggy (Wealand) Kurtz Carvell.

Jerry had worked for Lance, Inc., for 38 years. He enjoyed micro midget racing, NASCAR, boating, was a corvette enthusiast and an Eagles, Phillies and Penn State fan. He especially enjoyed wintering in the Florida Keys.

In addition to his wife and mother, Jerry is survived by two sons: Todd Carvell of New Holland and Troy, husband of Lori Carvell of Aspers; two step sons: Brad, husband of Marilyn Kurtz of Lancaster and Doug Kurtz of Slidell, La.; a step daughter: Deb Kurtz, companion of Bill Weik of Lititz; four grandchildren: Megan Worley, Bill (Ashley) Carvell, Mike Carvell, Olivia Carvell; two step grandsons: Hunter Kurtz and Wyatt Kurtz-Deutsch; a great-grandson: Weston Carvell; a brother: Sydney Carvell of Centerville, Va.; and a sister: Sylvia Gwinn of Lititz.

Services were held Oct. 4 at Brethren Village Chapel, 3001 Lancaster, with the Rev. Dr. C. William Wealand and Chaplain Mark Tedford officiating.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17522 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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