Florence M. Royer
Florence M. Royer, 86, of rural Claypool, Indiana, died February 26, 2005. She was born in Manheim, on March 2, 1918, to Harrison & Edna (Shearer) Miller.
In 1945, she went to Elgin, IL to give a year of volunteer service and decided on a nursing career. She then took high school and nurses training in Chicago, IL. In 1951, she went to Nigeria as a nurse with the Church of the Brethren. There she met Ralph A. Royer and they were volunteers until 1986. She and her husband served one year in relief work in Liberia from 1991-92. Later she served part time in nursing at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN until 2003.
She married Ralph A. Royer on April 17, 1955, he survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Linda Shankster, Elkhart, IN, Mrs. Carl (Roxane) Hill, Abilene, TX and Mrs. Andrew (Sylvia) Taussig, Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers, Rufus (Ruth) Miller, Elizabethtown, PA and Paul (Pat) Miller, Harrisburg, PA; one sister, Dorothy Miller, Palmyra, PA; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services: Friday March 4, 2005 at 11:00 am in Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, IN. Calling: Thursday, March 3 from 4-8 pm in DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel. Burial in Ulrey Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN. Memorials to Girl s Brigade, a Christian girls organization in Nigeria, c/o the mortuary.
Margaret L. Nazarenko
Published: Feb 28, 2005
Margaret L. Nazarenko, a longtime Dunmore resident, passed away Thursday, in her home in the Lancaster area. She was the loving wife of Michael Nazarenko for 35 years.
She was born in Pottsville, the daughter of the late Henry & Margaret Glichrist Fick. She was a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. Her career included working with HEATSTART as well as the Department of Public Welfare Office of Assistance in both Pottsville & Scranton. Margaret volunteered with UCP & Boy Scouts of America working with handicapped children along with teaching Sunday School at SS. Peter & Paul Church. Mrs. Nazarenko played a major role in St. Joseph s Center pre-adoption program, having cared for 17 infants in her family home prior to their adoptions. Margaret was also a member of St. Joseph s Center Auxilliary and the adoption committee. Margaret fought a courageous fight with a long-term illness, all the while maintaining her sense of humor, caring for others and a love for life that was felt by everyone who knew her.
Also surviving are: sons, Daniel Nazarenko of Boston, MA & Ian Nazarenko of Springfield, VA; brothers, Gerald Fick of Pittsfield, MA & Louis Fick of Newtown, PA; sisters, Judy Quill of Medford Lakes, NJ & Joyce Callie of Tuscon, AZ; a granddaughter and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Fick.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 AM from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., with services at 10:30 AM at St. Tikon s Monastery, South Cannan. Interment will be at St. Tikon s Cemetery, South Cannan. Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 PM with a Panikhida service at 7 PM with Rev. Michael Lepa. At the family s request, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph s Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18059.
Sarah Ann Hartman
Sarah Ann Hartman, 86, of 321 West Brubaker Valley Road, Lititz, died Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Maple Farm Nursing Center Akron following a brief illness.
Sarah Ann was born in Reading, PA, and was a homemaker. She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Hartman Sr. who died in 1998. Her interests included crafts, cross word puzzle books and watching the Lawrence Welk programs on television.
Surviving are two step daughters, Priscilla F. Wright of Lititz and Laura M., wife of Richard Stuck of Stevens; three step sons, Robert E., husband of Carol Schaeffer Hartman, Ronald L., husband of Dorothy Rambler Hartman, all of Manheim and Calvin L., husband of Diane Knables Hartman of Florida; twenty-one step grandchildren; eighteen step great grandchildren and five step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one stepson Marvin Woodrow Hartman Jr. and one step granddaughter Diana Kauffman.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the graveside service from Conestoga Memorial Park Cemetery, 95 Second Lock Road, Lancaster, PA, on Wednesday morning, March 2, 2005 at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family following the service at graveside. Those desiring may send contributions in Sarah Ann s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Buch Funeral Home "Memories of a Lifetime Funeral Home" Manheim, PA in charge of arrangements.
Joseph C. Mathews
Joseph C. Mathews, 87, died at home on Saturday, March 12th, 2005 after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Marissa, IL, and lived for many years near Chicago and in Wisconsin before settling in Peach Bottom in 1993.
Joe had a lifelong love of flying. He learned to fly in the Army Air Corps becoming a pilot instructor during World War II and achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was called up again during the Korean War and served as a search and rescue pilot for two years in Alaska. He flew as a captain with Eastern Airlines from 1946 until his retirement in 1977.
Both before and after his retirement, Joe was very involved in his community and church. He served as an elder and a treasurer in the Presbyterian Church. He was an active Mason all his life and a member of the Medinah Black Horse Troop in Chicago for many years. During his retirement in Wisconsin he performed with the Shriner s Tin Lizzies. Joe was also actively involved in Retired Eastern Pilots Assn, Colorado Mule Riders, American Legion, and The Forty and Eight.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Toni, as well as his four children from an earlier marriage, Nancy Brown of Ft. Wayne, IN, Kathy Mathews of Peach Bottom, Ed Mathews of Aliquippa, PA and Janice Hinman of Hornell, NY; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, at Little Britain Presbyterian church. Visitation with the family will be held from 3:00-4:00 PM, the memorial service will begin at 4:00 PM, with a supper for all following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Little Britain Church Memorial Fund, Little Britain Church Road, Peach Bottom, 17563.
Arrangements Entrusted to the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, PA (717) 872-2266.
Mary Alice Cook
Published: Mar 04, 2005
Mary Alice Cook, 74, of 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, died Wednesday. Born May 5, 1930 in Michigan City, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Hilda (Miller) Cook. She was beautifully cared for by the staff and volunteers of both Moravian Manor and Hospice of Lancaster County.
A graduate of the Katherine Gibbs School, Mary Alice was an executive secretary for E.I. duPont de Nemours, Inc. She returned to college and obtained her degree in business education. During her teaching career, she was the assistant director of the Katherine Gibbs School, Long Island, NY, and she established and directed the secretarial program at Purdue University's North Central Campus. She taught business at Solanco High School from 1980 through 1987.
Her volunteer work included being an independent lobbyist for children and poor families at the Montana and New Mexico legislatures. She was a docent at the North Museum, a member of Songs for the Journey and volunteered for Hospice. She was an active member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, in Lancaster.
She is survived by her three nieces and their families, Julia and Duane Cruse and their children, Margaret, Eleanor, Maggie and Sarah of Middletown, PA, Claudia and Jeff Himes of Lancaster and Ann and James Guidarini and their children, Charles and Eva, of Midland, MI. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Marcelline A. Woodson of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles M. Cook.
A memorial service will be 7:00 PM Thursday, March 10, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 500 Pearl St., Lancaster. Arrangements by the Gundel Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604 or the Lancaster Area Victim/Offender Reconciliation Program, 53 North Duke Street, Room 303, Lancaster, PA 17602.
Betty J. Hetrick
Betty J. (Gerberich) Hetrick, 73, of 138 Lawn Rd., Palmyra, PA, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at her residence.
Born July 15, 1931 in Palmyra, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lucy Hetrick Gerberich.
She worked at H.B. Reese Candy Company as a Cupper, retiring after 35 years. She attended Sherk s Church. She and her husband were married 50 years. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and she loved to shop.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth W. Hetrick of Spangcrest home, Lebanon; son, Scott M., husband of Mary Hetrick of Landisville; daughter, Stacey M., wife of Dennis Houser of Palmyra; sister Kathryn DeLong of Hershey; brothers, George Gerberich of Elizabethtown, Ray "Chick" Gerberich of Hershey; sister, Beullah Shaffer of Hershey and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Boyer and brothers, Mahlon and Daniel Gerberich.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 2 p.m., in Rothermel Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, with Chaplain Beverly Hicks of Hospice of Central PA officiating. Viewing will be from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grantville Cemetery, East Hanover Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Central PA, PO Box 266, 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025-0266.
Carl S. Good
Carl S. Good, 70, of 533 Mallard Drive, Manheim died on Monday, March 21, 2005 at his home following a brief illness.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Frances Sauder Good. He was married 27 years to Doris L. Reece Good. Carl was a part of the Apostolic Team of DOVE Christian Fellowship International. He was a member of the DOVE Christian Fellowship West Gate Celebration, Ephrata.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael D., husband of Bonnie Good of West Lawn, James K., husband of Shari Good of Gilbertsville and Jeffrey C., husband of Stacy Good of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Gayle M., wife of Gregory Yeager of Manheim; 12 grandchildren and a great grandson.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the DOVE Christian Fellowship West Gate Celebration 1755 West Main Street, Ephrata, on Friday, March 25, 2005 at 11:00 AM with Larry Kreider and Ron Myer officiating.
Interment in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, PA.
Friends may call at the church on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Please omit flowers.
Those who desire may send contributions in Carl s memory to: DOVE Missions, 11 Tool Gate Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
The Buch Funeral Home "Memories Of A Lifetime Funeral Home" Manheim, PA in charge of arrangements.