Benjamin Eberly Jr.

August 29, 1938November 2, 2018

Benjamin Eberly, Jr., 80, of Schaefferstown, PA, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 in the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Judy D. Muthart Eberly to whom he was married to for 60 years. Ben was employed for over 40 years at Wilbur Chocolate Factory in Lititz, retiring as Assistant Plant Manager. He was a member of the Grundsau Lodsch #17, earning the 2018 “Groundhog of the Year” award and helped float “Uni” the Groundhog down the Tulpehocken Creek on Groundhog days. He was also a member of the Lebanon Valley Antique Tractor Club and Historic Schaefferstown, Inc. Ben was always available to help his neighbors in need. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Patty A. Brunner and husband Jeffrey of Lititz; Brook A. Eberly and wife Patricia of Avoca, NY; grandchildren, Nicole Croft and husband Michael, Ashley Eberly; great grandchildren, Caroline and Landon Croft; sister, Mae Kupp of South Mountain, PA. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Clauser Funeral Home, 116 N. Carpenter St., Schaefferstown, PA. No Viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Historic Schaefferstown, Inc., 111 N. Market St., Schaefferstown, PA 17088, or Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 or “Just do a good deed in his memory and help a friend”.


  • Historic Schaefferstown, Inc.
  • Humane Society of Lebanon County
  • "Help a friend, do a good deed"


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018

Benjamin Eberly Jr.

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Marlaina Raines

November 6, 2018

I recall quite a few years ago now a small sign sitting next to the road advertising hay for sale catching my attention... Walking into a barn to inquire, I never expected to meet two of the most amazing people in the process! From the moment we met it felt as if we had known each other for years and our incredible friendship was instant! Though we do not get the opportunity to see one another as often as we would like, we were able to share some of the most important moments of life and family together! From Sunday horseback riding adventures through the wooded mountains with Ben and Buffy (which the riding stamina of both men put me to shame, I might ad). Celebrating Ben and Judy's 50th wedding anniversary. And our annual holiday visits to the Studio along with the 4th of July get togethers were always full of great company and conversation! I can honestly say that few have touched my life in the way it has been bless through knowing both Ben and Judy... I have always honestly been humbled to have had the opportunity to be considered a friend! Our love to you all during this incredibly difficult time!