Emery Holsopple

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Emery Holsopple

March 06, 1929 - October 03, 2018

Emery Holsopple, 89, Goshen, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
He was born March 6, 1929, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Emery and Lucinda (Lehman) Holsopple.
On June 5, 1948, he married Mary Miller in Davidsville, Pennsylvania. She preceded him in death April 27, 2018.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Shirley) Holsopple, Goshen, and Jerry (Mary) Holsopple, Harrisonburg, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Kathy (James) Holsopple, New Paris; six grandchildren, Lisa, Darin, Kent, Eric, Dirk and Kate; and seven great-grandchildren, Carter, Colette, Adelyn, Joya, Emery, Chloe and Zeke.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Holsopple; sister, Erma Short; and brothers, Elvin, Paul and Samuel Holsopple.
Emery loved to build, tinker and fix. He was a plumber, welder and mechanic who lived with the idea that he could fix anything.
His grandchildren have cedar chests and end tables in their homes to remind them of his craftsmanship. The barns, doll houses and mini furniture he built were marvelous tools of creative play as they grew up. If you had an idea for a project, he would figure out a way to build it. If it took hard work, that was welcomed.
Everyone who met Emery experienced his ability to chat with anyone and his sense of humor. He did not understand the idea of a stranger.
He was generous with his skills and money helping others fix, build and follow their dreams. All of his work and generous spirit came from a deep faith commitment. He was always active in church, serving in various leadership roles and teaching Sunday school.
He modeled how to be a gentle, caring man with his unwavering love for his wife, children and grandchildren.
Friends may call at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to the 11 a.m. funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be given to Waterford Mennonite Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 4, 2018
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