Jay Lloyd Bomberger, 93, farmer, Lititz COB member, Philly sports fan, had great sense of humor

By on December 20, 2017

Jay Lloyd Bomberger, 93, of Lititz, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at Brethren Village.

Born in Warwick Township, he was the son of the late Abram Z. and Iva B. Martin Bomberger. Jay Lloyd was the loving husband of Elva F. Bollinger Bomberger, and they observed their 70th wedding anniversary in October of this year.

He was a 1942 graduate of the former Rothsville High School where he played on the varsity basketball team. Farming throughout his life, Jay Lloyd was the owner and operator of his own farm in Warwick Township. He also had a milk transportation business for many years working with farms in the New Holland area.

Jay Lloyd was an active and faithful member of the Lititz Church of the Brethren, a member of the Rose of Sharon Sunday school class, and was active on the church softball team and served as a pitcher in his early years. He loved all types of sports, and watched with enthusiasm the Philadelphia sports teams and was a faithful weekly golfer with his friends.

Through the years, he enjoyed playing cards, many games of scrabble with his grandkids, and cheering them on at all their sporting events. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling and went to Florida every winter to visit friends. Jay Lloyd will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.

Surviving in addition to his wife Elva, are two sons: Tim, husband of Linda Bomberger; David, husband of Cathy Bomberger all of Lititz; seven grandchildren: Brock, Brie, Blair, Kelly, Jennifer, Ashley, and Courtney; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother: H. Richard Bomberger of Lititz.

Preceding him in death is a daughter: Beth Bomberger; a great-grandson: Luke Stoltzfus; and a sister: Mildred Kendig.

Jay Lloyd’s service of remembrance and thanksgiving was held at the Brethren Village Chapel on Dec. 16. Interment was private in Middle Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Jay Lloyds’ memory to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1630 Manheim Pike, Suite 8, Lancaster, PA 17601; or Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

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

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