ELYSBURG — Leon "Elwood" Shoffler, 82, of 9 E. Barton Ave., died unexpectedly at Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lancaster, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Born in Sagon, July 2, 1930, he was a son of the late Fred and Bertha (Minnick) Shoffler.
He had attended Coal Township schools.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict from 1947 until 1952.
Elwood was married Feb. 19, 1955, to the former Pauline A. Tomol, who survives.
He had worked for General Motors in Delaware and last worked for PennDOT until he retired 1993 as supervisor of maintenance.
Elwood attended Elysburg Alliance Church and was a member of the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose.
His past time was working on diesel equipment.
In addition to his wife, Elwood is survived by four children, Kathleen M. Buchhalter, of Wernersville, Cheryl S. Wagner, of Elysburg, and son-in-law, Eric B. Wagner, Leon Paul Shoffler, and his wife, Lynn Diane (Boyer) Shoffler, of Lancaster, and Christina Dimm, and her husband, Aaron Wesley Dimm, of Washington Borough; eight grandchildren, Erika Hoffert, of Wernersville, John Buchhalter, of Reading, Mark Buchhalter, of Wernersville, Aaron Noah, Willow and Meadow Dimm, of Washington Borough, and Andrew and Nicholas Shoffler, of Lancaster; six great-grandchildren, Bianca LaFata, Jakob and Norah Hoffert, Audrey Buchhalter, Lydia and Ian Buchhalter; and a brother, Norman Shoffler, and his wife, Marie, of Sagon.
He was preceded in death by ten siblings, Francis, Paul, Robert, Marlin, Marvin, Alma, Raymond, Donald and Doris Shoffler and Martha Bendrick.
SHOFFLER — Leon "Elwood" Shoffler, 82, of 9 E. Barton Ave., Elysburg. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Elysburg Alliance Church, Elysburg. A committal service will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be no calling hours. The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville/Lancaster, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Elysburg Alliance Church.
Published in News Item on December 31, 2012, Monday