Helen E. Leid
1908 - 2001
Born in Brecknock Township, Berks County, PA, Helen was a daughter of the late Jeremiah H. and Lizzie A. (Kachel) Hoshauer. Her husband, Alfred H. Leid, died May 3, 1984. She was a member of Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church, Knauers, where she had been a member of the choir. Helen is survived by her devoted son, Charles A. Leid, Alleghenyville. She resided in Alleghenyville up until the last five years when receiving care at Denver Nursing Home. Helen received her reward on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at 6:45 AM.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 11:00 AM from our parlor with The Reverend George P. Zacharda officiating.
Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville.
Memorial Fund of Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church R3-3140, Mohnton, PA 19540
Paul C. Martin
Sept. 7, 1916 - May 5, 2001
Paul was born in Shillington, Berks County, PA, a son of the late William A. and Cora M. (Renninger) Martin. His wife, Ada Mae (Gensemer) Martin, died December 12, 1999. He was a member and former deacon of Swamp United Church of Christ, Reinholds, and was a 50 year member of Chandler Lodge #227 Free & Accepted Mason, Reading, and the Reading Consistory. Paul has worked at the former Berkshire Knitting Mill, Wyomissing; former Dutchmaid, Inc., Ephrata; and retired from Carpenter Technology, Corp., Reading. He was also a life-long farmer. He is survived by a brother, Lynn R., married to Marian (Hornberger) Martin, Akron; a sister, Miriam, married to Howard H. Gerhart, Reading; and several nieces and nephews.
Services held on Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 10:00 AM from our parlor with his nephew, Rev. Jeffrey L. Martin, and his pastor, Rev. M. Craig Snow, officiating. Interment was in Swamp Cemetery, Reinholds. A viewing was held one hour prior to the services.
Jay Ivan Millman
Sept. 23, 1931 - May 27, 2001
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother
Born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, Jay was a son of the late Harry and Anna (Slootsky) Millman. He and his wife, Joan (Swerdlow) Millman, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last August 12th. He was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, for 30 years, retiring in December of 1990. Jay was a 1950 graduate of Binghamton High School, Binghamton, New York. He was a member and past chancellor of the Knight of Pythias Lodge #155, Passaic, New Jersey. Since his retirement he was an active collector and dealer of antiques with booths at Renninger's Antique Market, Adamstown, and Adam's Antique Mall, Denver. He was also an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. In addition to Joan, he is survived by a daughter, Ann L., married to David A. Burns, Cumberland, Maryland; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer & Samara; and a sister, Esther Wiener, Delray Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Berardi, and a brother, Robert A. Millman.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 10:00 AM in King Solomon Cemetery, Dwas Line Road, Clifton, New Jersey. The Jewish Memorial Chapel of Clifton will be in charge of the arrangements in New Jersey.
It was Jay's wishes that flowers not be sent. He had asked that if you wish to remember him, please send your contributions to:
The Ephrata Cancer Center, 460 North Reading Road, Ephrata, PA 17522
Or to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125
Harry M. Weinhold "Honey"
Born in Reamstown on March 10, 1912, a son of the late Stephen B. and Katie (Withers) Weinhold, he was married for 62 years to Sadie (Becker) Weinhold, who died April 18, 1999. "Honey", as many knew him, was a 1929 graduate of East Cocalico High School, Reamstown. He served in the Army during World War II. His regiment served in the European Theatre and remains active guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver; Cloister Post #429 American Legion, Ephrata; Cocalico Post #3376 VFW, Ephrata; Ephrata Lodge #665 Free & Accepted Mason; Lancaster Lodge of Perfection; Reading Consistory; Rajah Temple Shrine, Reading; and The Friendly Circle of Lincoln Sr. Group. He retired after 18 years as clerk at the Ephrata Post Office and was previously employed for 28 years by the former Berkshire Knitting Mill, Wyomissing. He is survived by a sister, Kathryn W., widow of H. Evans Sloat, a resident of Fairmount Homes, Farmersville, and several nieces and nephews. Formerly of South 4th Street, Denver, he resided since May of 1993 at Brethren Village, Neffsville, where he died Wednesday morning at 3:15 AM.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2001, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in our parlor and on Monday, June 11, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Chapel at Brethren Village with the ceremony beginning at 10:00 AM. Graveside services will follow from Fairview Cemetery, Denver, PA.
If desired, contributions may be sent in Harry's memory to Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.
Grace M. Zerr
1927 - 2001
Grace was born in Shillington, Berks County, a daughter of the late Howard S. and Edna A. (Seltzer) Good. She married Elwood G. Zerr October 16, 1947 and assisted him with running the family farm. She also worked for many years for the Valley Forge Flag Company in their Womelsdorf and Sinking Spring Plants. Grace attended Immanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Adamstown, and was a member of the Berks County Farm Bureau. Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, David G., married to Edna I. (Hippey) Zerr, Sinking Spring; a daughter, Linda J. Zerr, Pottstown; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Arlene, married to Edward Wartschlager, Wyomissing. A son, Kent M. Zerr, died in the Vietnam War.
The Funeral Ceremony will be held from our parlor on Friday, May 25, 2001, at 10:00 AM with Rev. Melvin H. Stehr officiating. Interment in Wyomissing Cemetery, Gouglersville. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Special Care 436 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
Berks VNA Hospice 1170 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Chester H. Wenrich
May 27, 1931 - January 20, 2005
Chester H. Wenrich, 73, of 235 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, died Thursday evening at 11:07 PM in Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Schoeneck, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Lizzie (Hollenbach) Wenrich, and was the husband of Charmaine G. (Royer) Wenrich for 54 years on September 30, 2004. He was a member of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Swartzville. A self-employed carpenter and masonry contractor for 20 years, he retired in 1993. Previously he had worked for Rockwell International, Wyomissing, and Boose Aluminum Foundry, Reamstown. An army veteran of the Korean War he was part of the “Eager Beavers” who constructed the first Windmill in Korea for pumping water. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Firestone, Ephrata; grandchildren, Shane Michael Firestone and Heidi Sue Theis, and great-granddaughter, Madison Sage Theis; 2 sisters, Vera Zeller, Hamilton, OH; and Marguerite Sweigart, Adamsotwn, PA; and a brother, Franklin (Ida Davidson) Wenrich, Reamstown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy H. Wenrich, in 1990
A viewing will be held on Monday evening, January 24, 2005, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our parlors.
Services will be held on Tuesday morning, January 25, 2005, at 10:00 AM from Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 South Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA, with Rev. Joyce A. Seip officiating. Burial in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville, with military honors by Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard of Lancaster.
Rather than flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Abbie E. Zartman
October 1, 1926 - January 8, 2004
Abbie E. Zartman, 77, formerly of Ephrata, Lancaster County, died Thursday evening at 7:20 PM in Denver Nursing Home, Stevens, Lancaster County, where she resided since October 1995. Born in Geigertown, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late James and Ida (Stohler) McMichael. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. A 1944 graduate of Mt. Penn High School, Berks County, 1958 graduate of Brylon Institute, Reading, and a 1965 graduate of McCann’s School of Business, Reading. Retiring in 1994, she had been employed for 20 years as the office manager for Ephrata Tool and Die, Ephrata, PA. A member of the Eberbach Committee of Ephrata, she had also been active in Girl Scouts, 4-H Club, Farm Women’s Society and the Denver Woman’s Club. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia A. (Zartman), wife of Marlin G. Musser, Lititz, PA; a son, Thomas L., husband of Barbara A. (Burkholder) Zartman, Ephrata, PA; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lester McMichael, Boyertown, PA; and Richard McMichael, Reading, PA; and 3 sisters, Dorothy (McMichael) Kershner, and Emily (McMichael) Yoder, both of Reading, PA; and Audrey McMichael, Birdsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carl McMichael and Elwood Stohler; and 3 sisters, Kathryn Nedzia, June Brady, and Florence Fick.
A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, January 11, 2004, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM from our funeral home. The ceremony celebrating Abbie's life will begin at 7:30 PM with her pastor, The Reverend James E. Carver, officiating.
Graveside services will be held on Monday morning, January 12, 2004, at 11:00 AM from Memory Gardens Memorial Park, 319 Wabash Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 (just off Route 272 north of Ephrata; across from the new Four Seasons building project)
Please remember Abbie with contributions to her church, First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522.