Ernest N. Wehr|
Ernest N. Wehr, 94, formerly of 125 E. Holland St., Summit Hill, passed away on Sunday, June 30, in Maple Shade Meadows Assisted Living, Nesquehoning. He was the husband of Florence (Vermillion) Wehr. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last September.
He was a bus driver for the former East Penn Transportation for 17 years, and last worked as a machinist for Mack Trucks, Allentown, retiring after 18 years of service.
Born in Bloomingdale, Summit Hill, he was a son of the late Claude and Olive (Ruch) Wehr.
He was a 1936 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School.
Wehr was a member of the United Methodist Church, Summit Hill, where he was very active, having held various positions on the church council.
His hobbies included caning chairs and owning an electrical appliance repair shop in Lansford.
He was one of the co-founders of the Summit Hill Historical Society and was the vice president of the Switchback Gravity Railroad Association.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son Drew, and his wife, Linda, of Lehighton; two grandchildren, Brian Wehr and Lynn Eichlan; three great-grandchildren, Eziekel Wehr, Rayna Wehr and Emily Eichlan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Harry, Luther and Earl; and two sisters, Ella Geiger and Elsie Eckman.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, with the Rev. Dick Wilcox officiating. Interment, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call 9-11 a.m. Friday. Contributions in his name may be made to the United Methodist Church, Summit Hill. Online condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com.
Published in Times News on July 2, 2013