Ferdinand A. ‘Ferdy’ Wachter

Ferdinand A. “Ferdy” Wachter, 71, New Enterprise, died Monday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Gladys (Walter) Wachter. Surviving are his wife, Margaret “Peg” (Whetstone); two sons: Merle and Timothy, both of New Enterprise; a step-grandson; and two siblings: Barbara Robinson of Maitland, Fla., and Joseph F. IV of New Enterprise. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Shaffer. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at St. John’s Reformed Church, Loysburg.