Stanley Ober, 87, Binkley and Ober Quarry owner, arboretum founder, voracious reader

By on November 16, 2016

Stanley Ober, 87, of Lititz, passed away Nov. 5, 2016 after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1928 in East Petersburg, to the late Harry and Jenny Ober.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years: Myra Jane; his children: Eric Ober and Karen Matroni; and five grandchildren; as well as three step-children; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sibling: Chester Ober; and his former wife Jean: (Schmieder) Ober.

Stanley was an owner and operator of Binkley and Ober Quarry Inc. in East Petersburg. The day before he went to the hospital, Stanley was busy organizing to plant 50 trees in a small arboretum he started a few years ago on a farm in Lancaster. Humbly called “the meadow.” There, he collected and planted many types of native trees such as oaks, ashes, and sweet gums.

A lover of nature, he built a beautiful home on a wooded lot where he raised his family and later enjoyed retirement with his wife, Jane. In addition to working around the home and tending to his trees; he enjoyed bird watching; and was a voracious reader, especially of history, philosophy, and science. Stanley Ober will be remembered as a man of exceptional character: industrious, loyal, humble, curious and kind.

The family is holding a private memorial.

To leave an online condolence visit CremationLancasterPA.com. Cremation services of Lancaster handled the arrangements.

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