Paul H. Herr
Paul H. Herr, 87, of Ephrata, died Friday, March 11, 2005 at his residence. He was formerly of Honey Brook.
Born in Quarryville, he was a son of the late Albert Brennaman Herr and the late Mary Anna Shirk Herr.
His wife of 35 years, Catherine E. Brown Herr, preceded him in death in June, 2004.
He retired from the military after 33 years, serving during World War II. He served in both the Army and Air Force.
He had been employed by the PA Turnpike as a toll collector retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Honey Brook American Legion, Past Post Commander, Honey Brook Fire Co., and Ephrata Amvets.
Surviving are a son, Robert, husband of Rose Herr of Pottstown; a sister, Miriam Bicking of Coatesville; 8 Grandchildren & 10 Great Grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, on Thursday evening, March 24, 2005 at 7 P.M. Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata, 733-2472.
Mae C. Peters
Published: Mar 19, 2005
Mae C. Kise Peters, 94, formerly of Washington Boro, died Friday at St. Anne's Retirement Community of natural causes. She was the wife of the late John N. Peters who died in 1997. She was born in Washington Boro, daughter of the late Edgar, Sr. and Alberta Olweiler Kise. She was a member of Washington Boro Church of God, a former Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Mission Society. She also operated a tomato stand in Washington Boro.
She is survived by two daughters: Romaine married to Donald Showalter, Landisville; and Betty Ann married to Harry Gebhart, Mt. Joy. Five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother: Edgar Kise, Jr. and two sisters: Carrie Leschke and Jean Morrison.
Funeral service will be held at Washington Boro Church of God, 15 Rockfish Street, Washington Boro, PA on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. James K. Scott, officiating. Interment in Washington Boro Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by the John E. Kraft Funeral Homes, Mountville/Columbia.
Edna I. Seifert
Edna I. Seifert, 84, of 32 Ray Drive, Denver, East Cocalico Township Lancaster County, Formerly of Alleghenyville, died March 12, 2005 at 3:00 PM in the Ephrata Community Hospital, where she had been a guest since Tuesday. Died of natural causes. Wife of Paul Sweifert. Daughter of the late George and Zenobia (Sander) Zwoyer.
Born in Reading, PA. Member of Allegheny United Church of Christ, Alleghenyville. Retired in 1981 with fifteen years service, last working as a sewing machine operator for the former Fit Well of Reading. Prior to that, she was employed 20 years by the former Chandler Garment Company of Reading.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services from the Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematorium, Mohntown on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Rev. Elmer B. Reinhold, Jr. and Rev. James Seifert officiating. Interment in Laurel Dale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
Dorothy Jean Black
Dorothy Jean Black entered into eternal rest on March 26, 2005, while being cared for at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Allen B. Black, to whom she had been married to for 50 years. Born in Robertsdale, Huntingdon County, she was the fourth child of the late Coyle and Nora Bartholow Tewell.
Jean became a registered nurse in 1946, graduating from nursing school in Cumberland, MD. She began her nursing career in Oakland, CA and then in Washington State, caring for Native Americans with TB.
Jean returned to Pennsylvania after World War II, married and started a family. Living in New Castle, PA she practiced nursing in Youngstown, OH and New Castle hospitals until 1958. After a move to Bradford, PA she practiced nursing there until the final move to Lancaster in 1963. After working many years at the Lancaster General Hospital, Jean ended her nursing career of 54 years in 2000 with a 17 years of employment at Conestoga View.
Jean loved the outdoors and spent many hours on her porch after she retired, watching the many birds she tended and enjoying her flowers. A. lifelong gardener, Jean loved attracting hummingbirds as well as other creatures to her gardens.
Jean's love of "The Mountain", as she refered to her hometown of Robertsdale, PA never faltered. Throughout the years she traveled back there as often as possible to visit and attend family and high school reunions. Her most recent visit was for her 60th high school reunion. Jean treasured her friendships for the early part of her life and was always ready for a trip back to "The Mountain."
Known as "Boog" by her grandchildren, Jean enjoyed spending time with her son's families. Her neighbors, friends and co-workers were also very important in her life and she regularly played cards, went to lunch, or traveled with them.
Her church family was just as important. Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, from 1964 to the present and offered her services to the church volunteer corp for many years. On March 26, a prayer from a member of the church's volunteer corp helped Jean to enter into God's Kingdom.
Surviving are three sons, Preston, husband of Christina Black of Lancaster, PA, Dennis husband of Kerry Black of Bolivar, TN and David, husband of Susan Black of Conestoga, PA and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth H. Tewell and by sisters, Eunice Niland, Maxine Croft and Ruth L. Travis.
Jean will be missed by family members near and far, and by her friends, neighbors, co-workers, church family, as well as the birds and other animals that enjoyed her gardens as much as she did.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, corner of Duke and Walnut Streets, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Dr. Kent E. Kroehler officiating. Interment in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 717-394-4097.
Viola Ellen Troyer Kreider
Viola Ellen Troyer Kreider, of Milford, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, March 31, 2005 surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. She was 80 years old. Viola was born September 29, 1924 in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of the late Ammon P. Troyer and Huldah (Bender) Troyer.
She was a member of the Milford Church of God, where she taught primary Sunday School for over 20 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting afghans, cooking, canning form her garden and spending time with her nine grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Marvin Troyer; a sister, Wilma Lee and a niece, Janice (Schrock) Root. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Martin Frank Kreider; her two sons, Martin Wayne Kreider and his wife, Sue of Pennsylvania and Michael Dean Kreider and his wife, Janet of Virginia; two daughters, Sharon Wink and her husband Gerry of Greenwood and Karen Sapp and her husband, William of Harrington and nine grandchildren.
Service will be held at the Milford Church of God at 2 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2005 with the viewing two hours before. Burial will be in Milford Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Berry-Short Funeral Home.
Kathryn M. Swanson
Kathryn M. Houck Swanson, 77, of 20 C Welsh Drive, Lancaster passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster. She was married to Ralph L. Swanson for 54 years last November.
Kathryn worked for Kohl s Department Store, Park City. Prior to that time she worked for Sears, and Just for Kid s Furniture store.
She attended Lancaster Grace Brethren Church. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in Europe, Canada and the US.
Born February 27, 1927 in Meadville PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Reitze Houck .
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Alan M., married to Beverly J. (Parker) Swanson of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Geoffrey, Justin, Shawn, Nicole and Matthew Swanson; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Swanson of Mount Joy; two sisters, Shirley, married to George Merritt, of Russell and Jan, married to Weston Wilcox of Sugar Grove and a brother, Donald, married to Shirley Houck of Ft. Myers FL. She was preceded in death by two sons, David and Dale Swanson, and a sister, Bernice Weaver.
Kathryn s Funeral Service will be held at Grace Brethren Church, 911 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster, PA on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 10 AM with Rev. Galen W. Wiley officiating. Interment in Henry Eberle Cemetery, Mount Joy. Friends may call at The Sheetz Funeral Home, 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM and again on Monday morning at Grace Brethren Church, from 9 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathryn s name may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125.
Daniel Sidelnick, 79, 316 E. Plum Street, Elizabethtown, died on April 3, 2005 at Essa Flory Hospice Center. He was the husband of Lois Brittain Sidelnick, to whom he was wed 55 years. He retired as a pressman from N.C.R., Mount Joy, PA. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel and Francis Sidelnick.
He is survived by one sister, Stella Toth, Scranton and four children, Daniel, married to Eileen Gates Sidelnick, Lebanon, PA, Beth, married to Joseph Clement, Lancaster, PA, Mark, married to Martha Svoboda-Sidelnick, Asheville, NC and Gayle, married to Lewis Sellers, Elizabethtown; also, 9 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.
An avid camper, he was a member of Family Campers and RV'ers; a charter member of Campin S'Mores Camp Club and he was a life member of the V.F.W. 5667, the American Legion Post 329, Elizabethtown.
His burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton, PA. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 7:00 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.