Gary Kephart Sr., 73, of Columbia Crossroads, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
He was born in Robertsdale to the late Maynard and Kathleen (Brehm) Kephart and was the husband of Barbara Ann (Snyder) Kephart with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Gary worked as an insurance inspector for the Mutual Inspection Bureau. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, Phillies baseball and the great outdoors. Gary had a good sense of humor and a charismatic personality.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Tracy Ann, wife of Joseph Banik of Ephrata, Gary, husband of Melissa (James) Kephart of Sykesville, Md., Leslie Ann Lambert of York, Jennifer Lynn, wife of Robert Hadley of State College; four grandchildren, Kathleen Banik, Ava Kephart, Ella Hadley, Allison Lambert and a sister, Joan Bauer of New Jersey.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.