Paul Alton ‘Tony’ Ober, 88, Korea vet, retired carpenter, Baron Stiegel Lions Club member, avid hunter

By on August 17, 2016

Paul Alton “Tony” Ober, 88, of Akron, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Clay Township, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Edna (Zartman) Ober. Tony was the loving husband of the late Erla Mae (Weit) Ober who died in December 1994.

An expert rifleman with the U.S. Marine Corps, Tony was a Purple Heart recipient in recognition of his military action during the Korean War. A life-long carpenter, Tony retired following more than 40 years of work for area building contractors.

Tony was an active and faithful member of Mellinger’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Schoeneck. A lifetime member of the Baron Stiegel Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, which was given to him by his club from Lions Club International, in recognition of his faithful dedicated leadership and devoted work for the club. In his early years he was very active member in the Durlach-Mount Airy Fire Company.

Tony enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Wilkins-Flat Hunting Camp in Tioga County. His interests included attending local sales, auctions, and gathering with his friends at Green Dragon. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters: Theresa, wife of Irvin Shirk, of Clay; Nadine Ober of Akron; Gina M. Ober, wife of Robert John Harbison, of Ambler; two grandsons: Tony and Jason Shirk; two sisters: Kathryn, wife of Roy Zimmerman, of Lancaster; Jean, wife of Carl Lorah, of Ephrata; and three brothers: Luther, husband of Lorraine Ober, of Manheim; Lester and Carl Ober, both of Ephrata. Tony will be lovingly missed by his companion: Zelma Shelly of Brickerville.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Russell Ober.

Memorial services were held Aug. 16 at Brickerville United Lutheran Church. Interment was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tony may be made to the Baron Stiegel Lions Club, 900 Rebecca Drive, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchHeisey.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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