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Paul R. Gring

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 29, 2015 @ 3:49 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

Paul R. Gring, 91, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Elfriede Koerber as well as to his first wife, the late Edna Mae (Culp) Gring.

Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Harvey and Esther (Luppold) Gring.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp as a Sergeant during WWII.

Paul was a 1942 graduate of Reading High School and attended the Wharton School of Business.  He spent much of his career as a buyer with the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he was involved in Sunday School and the Evergreens ministry. He was previously an active member and a former deacon with the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.

In his spare time he enjoyed going to the beach, antique collecting and auctions, and taking walks.

In addition to his wife Elfriede, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Gring (husband of Mary Anne) of Ocean City, NJ and Phillip Gring (husband of Janice) of Mechanicsburg, PA; a sister Ruth Garhammer of Reading, PA, and a stepson Frank Koerber (husband of Laurie) of Lancaster, PA. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kelly Gring Meeks and Zachary Gring, both of Richmond, VA., and Jeffrey Gring of Baltimore, MD., and step grandchildren Jacob and Matthew Koerber of Lancaster, PA.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Marvin Reich officiating.  Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Internment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Grace Baptist Church at the address shown above.

Condolences for the family of “Paul R. Gring”

Condolence from Karen Eichelberger on October 30th, 2015 8:07 am

Phil and Jan,
So sorry to see the obit in the paper this morning for your dad Phil. I just saw a picture you shared recently on Facebook and he looked great. Wow, 91 years….that is a long time filled with many happy memories for you all. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy Kumar on October 30th, 2015 10:03 am

Dear Phil, please know that your colleagues at TreCom are with you in this time of grief.

Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family and know my prayers are with you and yours.

With warmest regards,
Cathy Kumar

Condolence from Velma A Sinclair on October 30th, 2015 11:47 am

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Cherish the memories you’ve made while he was with you. Please accept my condolences to you and family.


Velma A Sinclair

Condolence from Bob and Grace Heintzelman on October 30th, 2015 9:26 pm

Dear Elfriede: We will miss Paul at all our gatherings. Everytime I make peanut butter fudge, I will think of him. He sure loved his fudge. I am sure the Lord has taken him into his welcoming arms. May he rest in peace

Condolence from Barry and Diana on November 1st, 2015 1:20 pm

We are so sorry for your loss Phil and Jan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Pat Stetler & Brad Rudy on November 2nd, 2015 8:19 am

Dear Gring Family,
I have so many fond memories of Paul from my childhood through adulthood. He was a wonderful man. I am sure he is shining down on us all. I bet my dad (Mac) will enjoy his company.

Condolence from Wendy Young on November 3rd, 2015 6:51 am

I am so sorry for your loss Elfriede and family. I love when you came to see us at the Park City Diner. I will miss Paul smiles and giggles. Elfriede I am always there for you. Love you.

Condolence from Jim & Jennie Herrold on November 3rd, 2015 3:47 pm

To Stephen & Philip & Family Our Sympathy & Prayers are with you at this sad time. We met your parents when I worked with your Mother and when Philip met our children in elementary school. After your Mother passed on we visited your Father several times but lost c ontact with him after we moved.

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