Amos U. Stoltzfus, Jr.


Amos U. Stoltzfus, Jr., 90, formerly of Parkesburg, ascended on January 20, 2012 in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He was the husband of Edna E. Stoltzfus for 59 years, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2007. 

Born in Ronks, Amos was the son of the late Amos U. and Fanny Stoltzfus. He and Edna owned and operated Walnut Grove Candy Farm for many years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church. He faithfully donated blood, beginning with a total of 13 gallons to the Red Cross. When he became 66 years of age, the Red Cross and local hospitals would no longer take his blood. So he joined the Blood Bank at Lancaster St. Joseph’s Hospital, which became Lancaster Regional Medical Center, where he gave an additional 13 plus gallons, for a total 26 plus gallons of blood over his lifetime. 
He is survived by three children: Wayne L. Stoltzfus, husband of Melissa, of Evans, Georgia, Marie E. Page, wife of Robert, of Middletown, Delaware, and Daniel P. Stoltzfus, husband of Janice, of Orlando, Florida.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson and two brothers: Elam Stoltzfus, and Jonathan Stoltzfus, both of Ronks, Pennsylvania. Amos was preceded in death by three brothers: Gideon Stoltzfus, Jacob Stoltzfus, and Christian Stoltzfus, and three sisters: Mary Riehl, Sarah Stoltzfus, and Hannah Stoltzfus. 
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 am, at the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1121 Octorara Trail, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, 19365, followed by interment in the Glen Run Cemetery, Atglen. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing, which will be held at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at


Sympathy to all of you in the loss of your dad. I remember Amos & Edna attending Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church where my parents, Harold & Jean Hartshorne, brought me up. They were always a happy couple.
I even had the pleasure a few times, or more, of enjoying the famous Walnut Grove vanilla buttercreams. Delicious.
May wonderful memories help you through this trying time. God is our refuge and our strength.

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Hi Dan, Hope you are feeling better. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Your ski buddies from Copper Mountain wish you and your family well. Hang in there. Love, Larry and all of the guys

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