Stanley Rebert

ORRTANNA Stanley "Benny" Rebert, 91, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He was born August 15, 1921, in Fox Hill, Adams County, the son of the late Ornan and Helen McGlaughlin Rebert, of Orrtanna. Benny attended Grammar School in Orrtanna and was a 1940 graduate of Fairfield High School. He started working for the Orrtanna Canning Company in 1941 and later transferred to I.Z. Musselman Orchards, Orrtanna, where he stayed for a total of 26 years, working the last 12 of those years as their foreman. In 1958, he purchased a 30 acre tract of land on the Green Ridge Road, west of Cashtown and began planting fruit trees. In 1967, he decided to go into business for himself and built Benny's Fruit Market, in McKnightstown. He owned /operated this family run business, until his retirement in 1988. Benny's is still in operation today, family owned/operated by his son and wife, Gary and Kathleen Rebert. Benny was a member of the Peace Light Brethren in Christ Church, McKnightstown, Cashtown Fire Company, Adams County Fish & Game and the Adams County Fruitgrower's Association. In his retirement years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Miller Rebert; three children, Carol Rebert and husband Paul Schenk, Gary Rebert and wife Kathleen, Debra Hahn and husband Butch all of Orrtanna; and one foster daughter, Eleanor Owens of State College. He is also survived by his sister, Janice Kunkel of Hanover, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Monahan's Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St, Gettysburg, with Pastor James Strite officiating. Interment will be in the McKnightstown Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Thursday evening, January 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cashtown Community Fire Company, Cashtown. Online condolences may be made at

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Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2414

Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 9, 2013