Kenneth Leroy Ellenberger of Grove City, formerly of Kittanning Pike, Chicora, passed away Monday (1-21-13), in Orchard Manor, Pine Township. He was 88.
Mr. Ellenberger was born March 14, 1924, in Kaylor, Armstrong County, to Ralph L. and Beryl Irene Kamerer Ellenberger.
Ken was a graduate of Karns City High School and spent most of his life in the area.
He served with the U.S. Army in Belgium during World War II as a radioman.
Mr. Ellenberger retired after many years as a switchman at United Telephone in Butler.
He will be especially remembered for his friendly disposition and his ability to strike up a conversation with everyone he met.
His memory will be carried on by his loving wife of 24 years, Martha Rider Ellenberger, whom he married March 9, 1988; sons, Kenneth Michael Ellenberger, Butler; Ralph David Ellenberger and wife Margaret "Peggy," Chicora; and John L. Ellenberger, Monongahela; grandchildren, David Ellenberger, Nathan Ellenberger, Matthew Ellenberger, Christina Ellenberger and Carrie Monahan; and great-grandchildren, Shelby Ellenberger and Michael Monahan.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (1-23-13) and 10 a.m. to time of service Thursday (1-24-13) in Bauer-Hiller Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 102 Argyle St., Petrolia.
Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial in Mount Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery, Chicora.
Published Jan. 23, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.