John E. Greenly

By on September 11, 2013

95, WWII vet, mechanic and truck driver

John E. Greenly, 95, of Manheim, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late John C. and Barbara A. Ebersole Greenly. John was the husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Geib Greenly who died in January of 2003.

He was employed as a mechanic and truck driver, last working for Roman Mosaic & Tile Company Manheim. John served in the United States Army during World War II and was involved in military campaigns and battles of the Normandy Invasion, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. John’s interests included hunting, going to the mountains, camping, taking long drives in his car, and working on his small farm. He had a passion for his family and enjoyed doing activities with them. He loved blue grass and gospel music and spent many hours listening to his favorite songs. "Uncle Johnnie" was known as a humble and gentle person.

Surviving are three daughters: Phoebe M. Mummau of Ephrata; Judy G., wife of Allen Neifert; Betsy G., wife of Joseph Bryson Jr. all of Manheim; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are three grandchildren; five brothers: Noah, David, Paul, Harold and Galen Greenly and three sisters: Grace Geltmacher, Mary Enterline and Ruth Greenly.

Relatives and friends attended John’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, on Sept. 7. Interment will be in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in John’s memory to The Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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