PORT ALLEGANY - John H. Lapp, 83, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (Sept. 30, 2015) at his home in Port Allegany.
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He was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Gap, a son of Moses and Rachel Blank Lapp. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Hartville, Ohio, he married Floy L. Zook, who survives.
Rev. Lapp attended Bible College, became a licensed minister in 1976 and was ordained in 1978. He served as pastor of the Birch Grove Mennonite Church from 1976 till 1997. He also served as interim pastor for the Chenunda Creek Mennonite Church in Andover, N.Y., from 2004 till 2008, and he then served as interim pastor at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church from 2008 until 2012. Mr. Lapp also owned and operated the Lapp Farm from 1959 until1993.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Joy (Steve Ruby) Lapp and Ruth Ann Lapp, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; four sons, Lester (Reletta) Lapp of Cyclone, David (Cynthia) Lapp of Lowville, N.Y., Mark (Ingrid) Lapp of Port Allegany and Paul (Melissa) Lapp of Akron; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Omar (Sara) Lapp of Gap; and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Lapp was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Christian and Seth, and three sisters: Elizabeth, Sylvia, and Lena.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Road, Port Allegany, where funeral services will follow at noon, with the Rev. Dale Detwieler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Annin Creek Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Road, Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 1 to Oct. 9, 2015