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Edward W. Updegrave, 87

Edward "Ted" Walter Updegrave, 87, of Lancaster, passed away surrounded by his family at home on Monday, January 14th, 2008. Born in Tower City, PA, he was the son of the late Walter Updegrave and Jennie Travitz Updegrave. Ted was the husband of Donna Marie in which they celebrated 64 years of marriage together.

Ted was employed by AMP Inc. (TYCO) as a quality control manager for 40 years. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason, belonging to the F & AM William S. Snyder Lodge #756 and the Zembo Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. for 51 years.

He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Ted also enjoyed the beach. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter, Amber Trevisan, son-in-law David Trevisan; granddaughters, Lauren and Kelly Trevisan, all of Lancaster. A sister, Blanche Ulsh, of Liverpool, PA. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the celebration of life service on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 from the Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation with the family at the church from 10-11 a.m. Both a Mason service as well as the Honor Guard will be present. Interment is private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046 (www.PAWS.org) or to Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Arrangements are under the care of Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, Lititz, 560-5100.

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Donna and Family,

Sorry to hear about your loss. I sure miss the times I spent at camp with Ted over the years and the countless bowls of vegetable soup that he made. It was often the case where everyone would leave after the first day and it would just be Ted and me there for 2 or 3 days. Ted had a good sense of humor and was fun to be around.

I’ll never forget the time I left my stand at my hunting spot and Ted walked with me to get it just before dark on the first day in 1997. We spread out to see if we could kick out any deer…..We were just about to the location when a nice 6 point jumped out in front of Ted and ran right to me. I give Ted all the credit for that deer. Sounds pretty simple but that is a good memory to me

Brad Updegrave

Hello, my name is Lou Stillo. I wish to express my sympathy upon the death of Ted. I worked many years, with Ted, at AMP Incorporated. He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. I am very saddened by his passing.

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