Vincent ‘Skip’ Axe, 69, Air Force vet, retired postal worker, coached high school basketball

By on November 8, 2017

Vincent “Skip” Axe, 69, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Lancaster to the late Herbert L. and Catherine P. (Ruth) Axe, and was the husband of Christine Anne (Smith) Axe, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

Skip was an active member of Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, where he served as a youth advisor, youth Sunday school teacher, and an elder. He had also served as a youth advisor and administrator at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Akron.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1971. Skip worked for the US Postal Service in Akron, before retiring, then worked part time for many years at Stradling Funeral Homes as the property manager. Skip enjoyed coaching his grandchildren’s sports with his son, Ryan, and he also coached basketball at the high school level at Ephrata and Cocalico.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Ryan Jeffrey, husband of Jennifer Leigh (Werner) Axe of Landisville; and three grandchildren: Konnor, Brynn, and Caden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Kurt Axe.

Services were held Nov. 11 at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, Lititz, with Pastor Tony Hunt officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Mount Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron.

Memorial contributions in Skip’s memory may be made to Cross Over Youth Ministries, LEFC, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.

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

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