Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thoughts & Prayers to the Family of Dale Carbaugh

There’s always a feeling of guilt when we learn of a member’s passing after they’re gone; the inevitable scramble to find records and/or someone that knew them, particularly when it’s an older member. This happened with Dale Carbaugh, who passed on November 5, 2011. Dale was a WWII veteran and served in the US Army. His family chose to have donations come to the Post, which is incredibly touching and we’re eternally grateful for their generosity – but we feel terrible that we only learned of Dale’s passing when a donation arrived in his name. We looked him up and learned belatedly we missed his funeral, and that makes us feel terrible. All of us at Post 7294 wish his family the very best.

His obituary from the Ephrata Review:

Dale Eber Carbaugh, 89, of New Holland and formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Maple Farm, Akron.

Born March 23, 1922 in South Mountain, he was the son of the late Oscar and Anna (Eicholf) Carbaugh. He was married to Janice A. (Bennett) Carbaugh on April 30, 1943.

A veteran of WWII, Dale proudly served with the U.S. Army. Carbaugh retired in 1984 from Dentsply International, York, where he worked in the Data Processing Department for 18 years.

Dale enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. He was also a member of Keystone Church, Paradise.

In addition to his wife of over 68 years, he will be lovingly missed by two sons: Dale L., husband of Barbara, of Ephrata; Gary L., husband of Barbara, of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter: Brenda A., wife of Thomas Weaver, of New Holland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Melvin and Eugene Carbaugh.

Funeral services will be held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard and the Vet 21-Salute Honor Guard.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial remembrances can be made in Dale’s memory to the Millersville VFW Post #7294.

Take a Moment for Our Veterans

On this Veteran’s Day, take a moment of your day and give thanks to the Veterans that have served our country. It is only from the sacrifices of the past that we have a future.

The post has free lunch for our veterans today from 12pm to 3pm. Come on out and join us!

Veteran’s Day Activities at the Sovereign Center

On Sunday, November 13th, the Reading Royals will be holding a Veterans’ Day game welcoming all those who served out for a night of hockey.

The Royals will be sporting a unique camouflage jersey during the game with an auction to benefit the Keystone Wounded Warriors afterwards.

There will also be a giveaway of autograph books for the first 1,000 kids 12 and under sponsored by Classic Harley Davidson. Sundays are also Royals Family Days with $1.00 hot dogs, soda, popcorn, and nachos.

Use the link below to purchase tickets and
 $7.50 will be donated back to Keystone Wounded Warriers. 

To purchase tickets click here

Free Breakfast at Fred Groffs

To honor those who served this country and as a way of thanking all the local veterans who have given so much to protect our freedoms and way of life, Fred F. Groff, Inc is holding its First Annual Veterans Breakfast on Thursday November 10, 2011 at 7:30AM. The location is Fred F. Groff, Inc., 234 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, which is right across from the Fulton Elementary School.

This breakfast is FREE to any Veteran who served honorably. The breakfast is being prepared by fellow veteran and Master Chef Jason Fussaro, of Dude With the Food Catering. As another way of saying thank you Fred F. Groff, Inc will have a Veterans Benefit Specialist present to talk about what benefits you are entitled to as a veteran, the Veterans Assisted Living Program, and how to maximize your veterans benefits. Also, to preserve the history of our Veterans, Fred F. Groff, Inc has partnered with the Library Of Congress to bring to Lancaster County the Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the remembrances of American War Veterans. This service is a free gift to you by Fred F. Groff, Inc and more information will be available at the breakfast.

Again, this breakfast is FREE to all Veterans who served Honorably. Please Contact Fred F. Groff, Inc at 717-397-8255 by November 8th to register for this very special FREE breakfast.

Fred F. Groff, Inc.
Life Celebration® Funeral Home
First Annual Veterans Breakfast