Edmund R. Millham, 91

May 09, 2022

Edmund R. Millham, 91, of Ephrata, formerly of Strasburg and Lionville, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edmund L. and Mary S. (Pachtmann) Millham. He was the loving husband of Geraldine F. (Gregg) Millham, who died in 2014 and with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Ed was a proud veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He retired as the plant manager from Keene Corporation.

As a Mason, Ed achieved the 32nd Degree as a member of Lodge No. 43 F & A.M. Along with his wife, Jerry, he was a founder and life member of the Uwchlan Ambulance Corps. He was also a dedicated firefighter and life member of the Lionville and Strasburg Volunteer Fire Cos. where he later served as Chief of Fire Police.

Ed will be greatly missed by his family whom he loved deeply. He is survived by his daughters: Barbara Launi Powers (Ralph), of Chester Springs; Carol Wiestner (Greg), of Longs, SC; and Linda Trenkle (Pat), of Lititz; 8 grandchildren: Matthew Launi (Allie); Eddie Hronetz; Robert Hronetz (Miranda); Andrew Palski (Ashley); Jill Palski; Christopher Stewart; Nikki Stewart; and Max Trenkle; and 6 great-grandchildren: Harper, Kiya, Quinn, Avi-yana, Zachary, and Liam, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Hronetz and brother, Paul. The family gratefully acknowledges the Gideon Fisher family of Strasburg and staff of the Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata who provided love and support to Ed.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Lionville Fire Co., Strasburg Fire Co., or Uwchlan Ambulance Corps.

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Condolences to the Family

May 16, 2022

I ran with Ed and his wife with Uwchlan Ambulance in late 1970’s. Ed was a calm, easy going guy and coaxed me into joining the Lionville Fire Company also from 1978 to 1980. I was honored he and his wife could join us in our wedding vows and celebration at Minquas Fire and Ambulance Company.  I will always remember him. RIP my Brother.
Dave and Beverly Dymek

May 15, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to the family. Hope you find comfort and peace knowing he is no longer in pain.

May 13, 2022


May 12, 2022

I knew Ed from Strasburg Fire Company, for 12-13 yrs. before I left the fire service.  He also introduced me to the Masonic brotherhood.  Always a great sense of service.  Always a Good Man, in the Best definition of that phrase.  He had a great sense of humor, and we shared a lot of jokes and laughs together over the years.  Now, RIP, Brother

May 12, 2022

Prayers are with you and your family for the loss of your Dad. You have many memories I’m sure, that in time will comfort you. Love you, take care

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