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Aaron David Buckwalter, 90

November 18, 1930 - April 30, 2021

Aaron David Buckwalter, 90, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021, with his wife of 69 years, Marian Burkhart Buckwalter, and his children by his side. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Landis B. and Ruth (Myer) Buckwalter.

David was a lifetime member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, where he served for many years as a Deacon. He spent his working years as a warehouse foreman for P.L. Rohrer and Brothers, Inc., now Rohrer Seeds. Upon retirement, he found fulfillment in serving people in need around the globe by volunteering with Mennonite Central Committee, Gain Warehouse, and sewing garments at home to be distributed to world refugees of war and hardship. He also loved mowing the large lawns at his church camp, Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA, and later, when he moved to Brethren Village, the lawns of the retirement community.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Along with his wife, he is survived by five children: David R. Buckwalter (Gail Mongeau), Sheryl Eberly (Don), Sharon Seldomridge (Kim), Bill Buckwalter (Jackie Beyeler), and Mary Anne Kilgore (Steve). Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and a foster brother, Peter Alan Tschudy (Shirley).

Private remembrance services will be held at the convenience of the family. David’s final resting place will be at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

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May 09, 2021

Dear Buckwalters,
My deepest sympathies extend to each of you. May you find comfort in your memories and in knowing the life your husband/father/grandfather/sibling had was well-lived. I’m not sure if I ever saw the man without a calm smile on his face! I saw him mostly at MRC over the last few years when I made trips back to PA.
Blessings to all of you from Malaysia.
Heidi Wenger

May 08, 2021

You have lost your precious father, and we are so sorry for your sadness and grief. Gentle, quiet and godly are the first words to come to mind when we think of him. May the Lord comfort you and cheer you in the sure hope of the Resurrection.
Lee and Fagel Brooks

May 04, 2021

Dave was a wonderful man. I was blessed by the many ways he served the Lord at Camp Hebron during my time as Director there. He will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marian and family.  May the peace of God that passes all understanding guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus as you celebrate a life well lived and mourn your great loss. 

 

Lanny Millette

May 04, 2021

What a blessing he was to so many. I only had the opportunity to meet him a few times. He always had a kind word and blessed me with his memories and passion for camp. Prayers for you all as you celebrate his life and remember the moments of wisdom and love that you shared. So many lives have been touched by his generosity and passion for people.
Deke

May 03, 2021

Blessings to you all dear Buckwalter family! I’ll always remember your dad as having such a kind and gentle spirit and always a genuine smile! His was a life well lived!
Debbie Denlinger Shank

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