Roy E. Gingrich, 87, of Palmyra, passed away on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at his home. He was the husband of Luella M. Page Gingrich. On Apr. 17th, they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Born in Hummelstown on Apr. 3, 1933, he was the son of the late Roy H. and Esther M. Engle Gingrich. Roy retired from Hershey Chocolate, where he had worked for over 40 years. For 56 years, he owned and operated Roy’s Bicycle Shop in Palmyra. He attended the God’s Missionary Church, Lebanon. He especially enjoyed traveling with his wife in their motor home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, John S. Gingrich, of Palmyra, Roy E. Gingrich, of Palmyra, Gary L. and his wife Robin Gingrich, of Enola, Iva L. wife of James Kane, of Palmyra, Rebecca Y. wife of James Zeigler, of Palmyra, Timothy C. husband of the late Paulette Gingrich, of Palmyra, Esther M. wife of John Burcaw, of Berlin Center, OH, Paul R. and his wife Crystal Gingrich, of Penns Creek, and Bradley A. and his wife Alison Gingrich, of Langhorne; 29 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Zeigler, and his sister MaryAnn Fisher.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at God’s Missionary Church, 2127 Hill St., Lebanon. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park, N. Annville Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church or to Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is honored to serve the family.