Everett E. Kinzer
Everett E. Kinzer, a retired railroad agent, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Frederick Mennonite Community in Upper Frederick Township, at the age of 92.
Mr. Kinzer, formerly of East Norriton, resided at the Frederick Mennonite Community, for the past 5 years.
Born in Elizabeth, NJ, on January 21, 1913, he was the son of the late Guy W. and Ione (Wilson) Kinzer.
He was a 1930 graduate of the former Norristown High School.
Mr. Kinzer was employed by the Railway Express Agency, retiring in 1975. He also worked part time for the Carousel Greeting Card Company.
He was a member of St. James Perkiomen Episcopal Church of Evansburg.
Mr. Kinzer was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and was the recipient of 4 bronze stars.
His interests were in model railroading, gardening, walking and railroad travel. Mr. Kinzer was a member of AARP and the Harleysville Senior Center.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Stewart) Kinzer who died in 2001.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara Tobin of Doylestown and Beth Johnson of Strasburg; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11 AM Monday, April 11, 2005, from St. James Perkiomen Episcopal Church, Germantown Pike at Evansburg Road, Evansburg, PA. Interment will be private at St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Whitemarsh.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the Frederick Mennonite Community Benevolent Fund, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, PA 19435.
Arrangements are by the R.L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home of Skippack.
Mildred M. Herr
Mildred M. Herr, 80, of 2183 River Road, Washington Boro passed away on March 4, 2005 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center.
She was the wife of Mervin H. Herr with whom she married June 6, 1941.
Born in Washington Boro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Levan Nace.
She attended Calvary Bible Church in Wrightsville. She had worked for Millersville University in the Food Service Department. She enjoyed word puzzles and crocheting.
Besides her husband, Mildred is survived by a daughter, Jean M. Herr of Washington Boro; two sons, James E., husband of Linda, of Millersville and John L., husband of Dorothy, of Washington Boro. Also surviving is a brother, Ralph, husband of Ruth Nace, of Columbia; two grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Nace and sisters, Esther and Elizabeth Fry.
Funeral Services will be held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Millersville, PA on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 2 PM with Pastor Joe Fauth officiating. Interment will be in the Creswell Cemetery, Manor Twp, Lancaster Co., PA. Friends may call at Scheid's on Monday between 1 and 2 PM.
Flowers will be received.
Walter A. O'Donnell
Published: Mar 08, 2005
Walter A. O'Donnell, 83, of Myerstown, formerly of Millersville, died Sunday at the VA Hospital in Lebanon.
Born in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Walter O'Donnell and served in the Navy, in the Pacific during WWII. Walter was the husband of Mary Ellen Sullivan O'Donnell. In September 2004, he retired from St Anne's Home, Columbia,after a professional accounting career. Walter shared his gifted voice in Church choirs his entire life and was a member of the Legion of Mary.
Surviving besides his wife is a daughter, Kathleen, wife of Bruce Hoffman of Reading; a son, Craig, husband of Sherry O'Donnell of Blooming Glen, PA; three stepchildren residing in New Jersey, Theresa, wife of Doug Velting, Anthony, husband of Shari Prieto and Nancy, wife of Alfred Turello; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph Street, Lancaster on Thursday at 12:00 noon. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. A Viewing will be held at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 441 N. George Street, Millersville, PA on Thursday from 10:00-11:30am.
Anthony J. Marra Sr.
Anthony J. Marra, Sr., 72, of Glenmoore, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of Phyllis J. Rowland Marra.
Born in Carroltown, PA and raised in Altman, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Katherine Rowe Marra.
He was employed as an Account Executive in Sales for Westvaco Envelope Co. for 42 years before retiring in 2002.
A 41 year resident of Chester County, Anthony was a dedicated volunteer and friend of little league baseball and softball. He began at age 17 as an umpire and continued for the next 55 years in various roles, including coach, umpire, league president and district administrator of Pennsylvania District 23.
He was the founder and a member of Toastmasters of Chester County and served as an International Director. He was a member of St. Peter Church in Honey Brook where he served as an usher, and a former member of Ss. Philip & James parish in Exton where he started the St. Jude Novena masses and ushered. He was generous and tireless to the causes in which he became involved. He was an adoring husband and a loving father.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, Phyllis, Anthony is survived by three children: Anthony J. Marra, Jr., of Spinnerstown, Patrick K. Marra of Morgantown and Julie Ann Marra of Phoenixville; two brothers, Sam of Indiana, PA and Frank of Toms River, NJ; a sister, Katherine Barratta of Edison, NJ and two granddaughters, Melanie and Rachel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:15AM on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at St. Peter Church, Rt. 82 and Fairview Road, Honey Brook, where family and friends may call from 10AM to 11AM. Entombment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Arrangements are being handled by the James J. Terry F.H., Downingtown.
Tracy Ann (Shuler) Norris
Tracy Ann (Shuler) Norris, 39, of Pisgah Forest, NC, formerly of Narvon, PA went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2005 in the Mission Hospital of Ashville, NC after a brief illness.
She was a graduate of the Pequea Valley High School, Class of 1983.
She is survived by three children, Amanda Gail, Daniel Kayce and Zachary Lee, all of Pisgah Forest, NC; one granddaughter, Keana Rochelle of Pisgah Forest, NC; her parents, Dr. Walter E. and Linda Shuler of Honey Brook, PA; a sister, Kimberly and her husband, John Kersey of Urbana, IL; two brothers, Jeffery W. Shuler of Honey Brook, PA and Walter E. Shuler, IV, of Spring City, PA; a paternal grandmother, Madelyn Shuler of Honey Brook, PA and also by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Gateway Baptist Church, 143 Suplee Road, Honey Brook, PA. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 PM on Saturday. Interment was held on March 2, 2005 at the Piney Grove Cemetery in Pisgah Forest, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Tracy to the Gateway Baptist Church, P.O. 339, Honey Brook, PA. Arrangements by the Labs Funeral Home, Inc., Honey Brook, PA.
Grace A. Sanders
Grace A. Sanders, 79, formerly of Elizabethtown and Palmyra, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Manor Care, Lancaster.
Born March 25, 1926 in Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Mary I. (Reigle) Stover.
She was the widow of Darius Fischer of Myerstown and Webb Sanders and E. J. Sanders, both of Weber City, Virginia. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing and art.
Surviving are her children, Verna Fischer LaClere of Columbia, Maryland and Larry L. Fischer of Etters and Janet Sanders VanOrder of Mountville; a sister, Eva L. Bupp of Annville; brothers, Donald Stover of Florida and George Stover of Annville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 8, 2005 at Buse Funeral Home, 145 North Grant Street, Palmyra. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Myerstown. Viewing 1:00 - 2:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 332 Gerard Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Joseph Charles Hawthorne
Published: Apr 08, 2005
Joseph Charles Hawthorne, 59, of 900 East King Street, formerly of Kirkwood died Wednesday afternoon at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was born in Kirkwood, a son of Ella Church Hawthorne of Kirkwood and the late Paul Hawthorne, Sr. He had been employed as a bus driver for Leroy Krause in Oxford and as a security guard for BMW in West Chester. He attended Restoration Family Worship Center.
Surviving beside his mother are four sisters, Ruby, married to Freeman Taylor of Nottingham, Gladys Kauffman of Berwick, Anna Mae married to John Carter of Quarryville and Shirley Mendez of Kirkwood and a brother, Paul Hawthorne, Jr. of Nottingham.
Funeral services will be held from the Reynolds Funeral Home, 144 East State Street, Quarryville, PA on Monday at 11:00AM. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until the time of service on Monday.