George F. “Bud” Ginter, 97, of Newville passed away Friday, September 25, 2020, in Green Ridge Village, Newville. He was born April 21, 1923, in McCrea, PA, a son of George A. and Ruth A. Fry Ginter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Alma Jean Smith Ginter.
Bud served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-1946 aboard LST 806 in the South Pacific. He was the owner and operator of Ginter’s Mill from 1949-2018. He had attended Doubling Gap Church of God all his life. He was also a member of Big Spring Lodge 361 F&AM.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen (Joseph) Brechbiel of Newburg, and one son, Stephen (Deborah) Ginter of Newville; six grandchildren, Todd Brechbiel, Tara Fritz, Faith Fertig, Mark Ginter, Matthew Ginter, and Michael Ginter; twelve great-grandchildren, Chase and Colin Fritz; Emma, Levi, Joshua, Seth, Rebekah, Samuel and Jacob Fertig; Ruby and Ethan Ginter, and Grayson Ginter; two brothers, Paul and Jay Ginter, and one sister, Neva Barrick, plus many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Deanne Ginter, one great-granddaughter Hana Fertig, one great-grandson Emanuel Fertig, and four sisters, Janet Oiler, Dorothy Hoch, Leta Fickes, and Arlene Miller.
A memorial service will be held at Doubling Gap Church of God on Saturday, October 3. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., and the service will begin at 11. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Special thanks to all of the caretakers and staff at Green Ridge Village for their excellent care and friendship extended to Bud during his stay.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doubling Gap Church of God, 50 McCrea Road, Newville, PA 17241, the Green Ridge Village Fund, 210 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241, or a charity of your choice.
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