John Edison Werner, 91

May 09, 2019

John Edison Werner, 91, of Elizabethtown, entered the church triumphant on May 9, 2019 at Masonic Village. Born April 8,1928 in Norristown, PA, he was a long-time resident of Trappe and Exeter Township, before moving to Lancaster County. He was the son of the late John Ellis Werner and Mabel (Jefferies) Werner and the loving husband of Janice Barrett Werner.

A graduate of Norristown High School, John was a skilled carpenter and went on to own and operate John Werner Roofing as a contractor. He was also a member of Trappe Fire Company, acting as the Captain of the Fire Police. John was an active member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ where he served as an Elder and sang in the Chancel choir. John participated in the Rajah Shriners of Reading and was a member of the Chanters. He was a member of the Lehigh Consistory, Allentown and Warren Lodge #310 of the Free and Accepted Masons, Collegeville.

John was a veteran of the United States Army. Assigned to the 147th Field Artillery Battalion, he served as a Corporal during his service in the Korean War.
John enjoyed drawing wildlife and landscapes using charcoal and pencil. He was an avid Penn State Football and Phillies Baseball fan. Above all, he was a true family man. He loved his children and grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them.

In addition to his beloved wife of 65 years, John is survived by two sons; Keith Werner (Jan) Rocky Mt., NC and Mark Werner (Nancy) Lititz, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Sell Chapel at Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. Friends will be received prior to the service starting at 1:30 pm. Interment will be held privately at Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements entrusted to Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543. 717-626-2317.

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Condolences to the Family

May 22, 2019

Janice: Our sincere condolences on the passing of John. We will always remember him working in the kitchen at Schwarzwald UCC.  If you need anything, please call us at 610-779-0578.
Bob and Cindy Fliegel

May 15, 2019

Our deepest condolences to all. I have so many great memories of John from working for him and Mark as well as his time in the Trappe Fire Company.  I didn’t realize all that he taught me about life at the time but as I grew older, I started to realize the lessons he taught me. My love to Janice and to Mark and Keith and their families.
Bob Schlegel

May 14, 2019

Mark and family,
We are saddened to hear about your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you well.
– The Sikora family

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Elizabethtown, PA
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