Elmer Zink

Recently celebrated his 66th wedding anniversary

Service times: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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Elmer Zink, 85, of Columbia., passed away on December 17, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of his loving wife, Joanne Shultz Zink. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on November 20th.

Born in Marietta, he was the son of the late Elmer E. and Anna R. Rapp Zink.

He worked for 20 years at the Pioneer Gas Station, Columbia, while also working at ITT Engineered Valves, Centerville. He retired as supervisor in 1995 after 43 years of service.

He was an avid sports fan and loved rooting for his Columbia Crimson Tide teams, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Elmer was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and was active in many community organizations. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1074, Lions Club, Sun Snappers, Foresters, Owls and Loyal Order of Moose. He was past exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and currently held the position of Tiler.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Elmer, husband of Maiza (Horteza) Zink; two daughters, Brenda Kay, wife of Gene Lofquist; Melody Ann Collier; brothers, Barry, husband of Terry Zink; Jim, husband of Julie Zink; Samuel Zink; sister, Anna, Mae, wife of Arthur Heiland; nine grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Stephanie, Benjamin, Jonathan and David Zink; Jason and Eric Quinn and Anthony Collier; ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Lou Zink and siblings, Raymond, George, Harry, Ed, Donald, John, Richard, Dorothy Jean and Mary Wilkinson.

Funeral services will be at the Columbia U.M. Church, 510 Walnut St., Columbia PA 17512 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 promptly at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Grubbs, officiating. Entombment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may view at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elmer's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster PA 17603 or at www.heart.org.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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