The Rev. George E. Darby, August 2014

The Rev. George E. Darby, 64, of Akron, an Elder in the EPA Conference, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Rev. Darby was an ordained minister since 1987, serving the following United Methodist churches: Collingdale: Mariners Beth (Closed), Sharon Hill (Closed), Rothsville: Salem, Fresh Faith Gospel Ministries, Inc., (in Extension Ministry), Limeville and Milton Grove. He was on medical leave since 2010.

A native of Philadelphia, he was the husband of Susan L. (Auckland) Darby, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. He had his own music evangelism ministry called Fresh Faith Gospel Ministries, and he traveled across the country with his tent, Beulah. The avid fisherman and golfer was also a model railroad enthusiast and a professional singer and guitarist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters–Jennifer, wife of Jeremy Youndt, and Amy Darby, wife of Geoff Thomas; a brother, Kenneth Darby; and a sister, Sharron Bryant.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Lancaster General Hospital, Trauma-Neuro Unit, 555 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

Online condolences can be given at The obituary is at LancasterOnline.