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Ruth A. Huber ('58), 84, of Calvary Homes in Lancaster
passed away Dec. 29, 2020. Ruth was a missionary
with South America Missions in Peru and Colombia.
She served the Lord for 44 years in South America and
was a member of Grace Baptist Church. According to
Ruth's sister-in-law, LBC | Capital Adjunct Professor Dr.
Elaine Huber, Ruth was the first missions graduate from
Lancaster School of the Bible.
Robert S. Lapp ('64), 87, of Lampeter, Pennsylvania,
went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2021. Robert
attended East Lampeter High School and Elizabethtown
College. He was the past president and former owner of
Plain & Fancy Farm, established in 1959. Involved in many
service positions over his lifetime, he was instrumental
in the formation of the Rohrerstown Church and was
a former pastor of the Elizabethtown Grace Brethren
Church. More recently, he attended the Lancaster
Alliance Church and enjoyed singing, hunting, boating,
flying, boxing, motorcycle riding and coin collecting.
The lifelong car enthusiast's career also included
working at John Sauder Chevrolet John E. Landis, Inc.
in Lancaster.
Harold Mellinger Horst ('77) of Ephrata, Pennsylvania,
passed away Feb. 12, 2021. He was a founding member
of Hinkletown Mennonite Church where he taught
Sunday school and served in various leadership roles.
Harold owned and operated a roofing and metal
fabricating business for over 40 years. He was a former
member of Stony Brook Hunting Camp for 65 years. He
enjoyed reading, traveling, working with his hands and
excelled in record keeping.
Dr. Roberta (Swartz '80) Merwin, 63, of St. David,
Arizona, went into the loving arms of her Savior on
Feb. 23, 2021. Over the years, " Bert " worked with Child
Evangelism Fellowship and taught elementary children
in various Christian schools. After moving to Colorado
Springs, she met and married her husband, Douglas,
in 2003 and through Truth in Love Ministries, they
ministered to people in need. She earned her doctorate
degree in Christian counseling and continued to counsel
until her health no longer permitted her to do so. She
enjoyed being " Aunt Bert, the fun aunt. "
Eugene C. Apple ('82), 90, of Columbia, Pennsylvania,
went home to be with His Lord on Jan. 30, 2021. He
was the husband of Vivian L. (Ames) Apple. Although
they had no children, Gene and Vivian were surrounded
by the love of numerous nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death on Dec. 19, 2020, by his brother,
Marvin, a Corporation Board Member for LBC | Capital. He
was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lancaster
Bible College and Manheim Auto Auction. Gene was
known for his passion for Jesus, his love for camping, a
wonderful sense of humor, a contagious laugh and an
impressive work-ethic.
Rev. Gary H. Butler (WBC '79 & '84), 74, passed Jan.
30, 2021. He grew up in upstate New York where he
was ordained as a minister and pastored Faith Chapel
in Bridgewater for five years. He earned his Master of
Divinity at Capital Bible Seminary, then, beginning in 1987,
Gary and his family served for 13 years as missionaries
in Brazil before returning to work at the mission
headquarters. Until his passing, he served as Director
of Mobilization for Fellowship International Mission in
Allentown, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed singing in the
choir, riding his motorcycle, spending time with family,
drinking coffee and telling puns.
Bethleen A. Bradford ('86), 58, of Elizabethtown,
Pennsylvania, went home to be with Jesus on Jan.
27, 2021, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount
Joy. She also earned a bachelor's degree in education
from Millersville University and was an administrative
assistant with the Elizabethtown Public Library and the
Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren. Bethleen served
over 40 years in children's ministry and was active with
the Grace Brethren Church of Manheim, serving with
AWANA, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.
Matthew Sherman (attended LBC), 58, of Delta,
Pennsylvania, passed away March 16, 2021. The
husband of Judith for 31 years, Matt loved to spread the
Good News of Jesus and was the co-pastor of Faith
Community Chapel in Delta. He had worked with youth
and young adults for Pleasant View Brethren in Christ
of Red Lion and New Covenant Community Chapel
of Delta. In addition, he had served as youth pastor
for Grandview Christian Church and Fallston United
Methodist Church in Fallston, Maryland.
Trina (Shaffer '04) Eia, 38, passed away after a
courageous battle with cancer on April 18, 2021. She was
the wife to Shane for nearly 17 years and loved being the
mother to four children. She was active at Christ Church
of Beaver Springs and was passionate about missions and
making Christ known. She is also survived by her parents,
a sister, two brothers, in-laws, two brothers-in-law, a
sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marvin Apple, 85, of Lancaster passed away peacefully
on Dec. 19, 2020. The devoted husband of Janice for
62 years, Marvin was born in Altoona and completed
theological and ministry studies at Moody Bible Institute,
Dallas Bible College and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
He served 49 years as a pastor, including Newville Bible
Church (Elizabethtown), First Baptist Church (Bellefonte)
and Sunbury Bible Church (Northumberland) in
Pennsylvania, as well as Faith Bible Church of Vineland,
New Jersey. He also served as an interim pastor for
several churches after his retirement and was grateful to
be a member of the Corporation Board of LBC | Capital.
Besides his wife, Marvin is survived by three daughters,
eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His
brother, Eugene ('82) passed away Jan. 30, 2021. Marvin
will be remembered for his love for his family and the
many vacation memories he made with them, his joy
in preaching God's Word, his love for the congregations
he served and the joy of a round of golf with family
and friends.
Morton C. Feder Jr., a former accounting professor at
LBC, passed away April 3, 2021. He was married to his
wife, Ruth, for more than 61 years and is survived by
three children and their spouses, three grandchildren
and a great-grandson expected in July. A 1959 graduate
of Elizabethtown College, Mort was a partner with
Miller & Co. CPAs for 35 years. Upon retirement from
corporate work, he gave his time and talents to teaching
accounting at LBC from 1998 to 2013, also providing
financial counsel to many students.
According to President Emeritus Dr. Peter W. Teague,
Feder never accepted a salary during the 15 years he
taught at LBC. " He did it all pro bono because of his love
for our students and commitment to the mission of
LBC | Capital, " Teague said. " He was incredibly generous
with his time, often meeting with students after
class. Countless students benefited from his carefully
constructed course design down to the last detail. "
Mort also served on the board of Christian School of
York and the Elder Board of Faith Bible Fellowship Church
(now Grace Community Church). He loved to travel,
work in his garden and spend time with his family.
Marvin Apple

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