June R. DeBolt, 90, active at Brethren Village, formerly worked for Estee Lauder

By on July 23, 2014

June R. DeBolt, 90, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital.

She was born in West Orange, N.J., where she lived for over 50 years, to the late William and Ruth (Ploch) Ribeth. She was married in 1946 to the late Rev. Edgar C. DeBolt at the First Presbyterian Church, East Orange, where she served as a deacon, elder, trustee and director of the Community Bible School of the Oranges.

June moved with her husband to Ephrata in 1986, joining the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, where she served as deacon, commission member, adult Sunday School teacher, worship leader and annual conference delegate. She was past president (1992-1993) of the Woman’s Club of Ephrata and served on its board since 1987. She was co-founder of the Walk of Hope Library at the Cancer Center of Ephrata. She was a volunteer buyer and manager of Brethren Village gift shop from 1987 to 2008.

Since moving to Brethren Village in 2006, she served as resident representative to the board of directors. Mrs. DeBolt retired in 1986 as executive training director for the Estee Lauder Co., New York. Previously she was placement director of the Beverly Business Schools of New York and New Jersey for 15 years. She owned and operated her own business, Snap Placement Services of Montclair, N.J. She was past president of the Personnel Club of New York and co-author of “A Handbook for School Secretaries.” She and her husband were avid skiers and tennis players, spending time in the winter at their favorite retreat in Vail, Colo. Mrs. DeBolt’s hobby in the past year was designing and creating her own wardrobe.

June is survived by several nieces and nephews. She is the last surviving Ribeth. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents; she was preceded in death by a sister: Eileen Ribeth.

A celebration of June’s life was held July 20 at the Brethren Village Chapel, Lititz, with Pastors Dana E. Statler, J. Mark Tedford and Rob Eshelman officiating. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

If desired, memorial contributions in June’s memory may be made to the Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

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

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