Joseph G. ‘Joe’ Ginder, 80, was missionary in Zimbabwe, worked at Longenecker’s Hardware

By on March 4, 2015

Joseph G. “Joe” Ginder, 80, formerly of Old Line Road, Manheim, passed away peacefully at Lancaster General Hospital Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Born in Mastersonville, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Mary (Ginder) Ginder, and stepson of the late Verna Faus Ginder. He was the loving husband of Ann L. Byer Ginder, and they observed their 55th wedding anniversary in June 2014.

Joe and his wife served as missionaries for more than 20 years, managing a bookstore in Zimbabwe through the Brethren In Christ Church. A member of Manheim Brethren In Christ Church, he served as a deacon and on the missions committee. Joe attended Messiah College and went on to work in the appliance department at Longenecker’s Hardware, Manheim, as manager of the Christian Light Bookstore in Elizabethtown, as well as Cloister Flooring, Ephrata, and the Lancaster Dairy Herd Improvement Association. Joe enjoyed cutting and selling firewood, vegetable gardening, following the stock market, and traveling with Ann throughout the United States and Europe.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Joan, wife of Marcus Kline of Stevens; Jill, wife of Terry Nolt of Denver; four grandchildren: Caleb, Reese, and Mallory Kline; and Allyson Nolt; a brother: Jesse Ginder of Olympia, Wash.; and sisters: Grace, wife of Tom Simpson of Boiling Springs; and Dorcas Siskowski of San Marcos, Calif.

Joe’s memorial service was held March 1 at Manheim Brethren In Christ Church. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mastersonville Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Joe’s memory to Brethren In Christ World Missions, Grantham (USA) Office, 431 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-5812 (Please make checks payable to “General Conference of the BIC, Inc.”) or Manheim Brethren In Christ Church, 54 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

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

 

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