Emery K. Stoltzfus
Emery K. Stoltzfus, 90, of 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, formerly of Morgantown, died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, April 11, 2005 at Ephrata Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Flora "Sis" Umble Stoltzfus.
Born in Morgantown, he was the son of the late Stephen H. and Sadie Kurtz Stoltzfus.
Early in his life, he was employed by Berkshire Knitting Mills, them Bethlehem Steel, and last at Morgan Trailer from which he retired in 1983.
A member of Twin Valley Bible Chapel, he was a former deacon, building committee member for the church and parsonage and was a member of the Reading Chapter of the Christian Businessman s Association. His hobbies included working in his yard and with fruit trees. He was a founding member of the Morgantown Aero Club and was a pilot who owned his own plane.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three children: Ronald, married to Sharon Swinehart Stoltzfus, Lewes, DE, Sally, married to Warren Sauder, New Holland and J.D., married to SueEllen Ketterer Stoltzfus, Morgantown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Stoltzfus, New Holland and Ralph Stoltzfus, Akron and a sister, Mae, married to Phares Shreiner, Leola.
He was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Stoltzfus.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 7 PM at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland with Rev. James Hertzler, Rev. David Hertzler, and Rev. Alvin Horning officiating. Private interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Elverson. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the Garden Spot Village Chapel. If desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Leslie Todd
Harold Leslie Todd of Balmer Road, Lititz, PA died April 11, 2005 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. He was born April 26, 1927 at a farm in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PA. His father was Chester Arthur Todd, November 28, 1897 to November 2, 1976. His mother was Ethel May Brubaker-Todd, August 11, 1902 to August 2, 1995. He was married to Paula Spahr Todd, June 2nd would have been 33 years. He liked new cars.
Melvin H. Schoenberger
Melvin H. Schoenberger, Jr., 81, of Holly Court, Lititz, PA, passed away April 12, 2005. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Schneider Schoenberger. He was born in Lancaster, a son of the late Melvin H. Sr. and Clara R. Miller Schoenberger.
He retired from the US Postal Service as a foreman of the mails. He served during WWII in the Army. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Lancaster Duffers Club for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Hubley Social Club.
Surviving is a son, David H., married to Sherry Schoenberger, Lititz; one step grandson; one step great grandson.
Services and interment are at the convenience of his family. Please omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Melvin's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County 685 Good Drive P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4215 or to the American Cancer Society 314 Good Drive Lancaster, PA 17603-9983. Fred F. Groff Inc. 234 W. Orange Street Lancaster, PA, in charge of arrangements. A Life Celebration Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Ida "Betty" Holmes
Elizabeth Ida "Betty" Holmes died on April 9, 2005 peacefully at Conestoga View Nursing Home while under the loving care of Compassionate Hospice and the wonderful staff of the Alzheimer unit. She was 92. She is the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Bomberger) Gross and George Gross. She is the widow of Dr. Arthur Holmes. They met at the General Hospital where he was an intern and she was a student nurse.
Betty was active in Girl Scouts for 32 years and received the Thanks Badge. She stayed active in the community after her husband died in 1972. She was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, where she helped with the monthly courier. She was a member of AARP Chapter 530, and served as President for a term. She also helped organize the AARP chorus and loved singing with them. Being associated with the chorus was the most favorite part of her life. She was appointed delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 1981. She belonged to several card clubs and a book discussion club. Betty volunteered at local senior centers by giving talks on shells. She collected shells as a hobby.
Betty was a loving, happy woman who showed her love to her family by baking them pies and cookies, knitting them hats and mittens and helping them in any way she could.
Betty is survived by daughters, Doris Riexinger, wife of Charles Riexinger of Lancaster and Elizabeth Fisher, widow of John Fisher of Michigan. There are six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A sister, Mary Jane Pfautz resides in Newark, Delaware. A brother, George Gross preceded her in death.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3131 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Jonathan L. Jenkins officiating. Betty has donated her body to science. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Fred F. Groff Inc. is a "Life Celebration" Funeral Home.
Paul L. Keagy, Sr.
Published: Apr 13, 2005
Paul L. Keagy, Sr., 77, of Washington Boro, died Sunday at his home. Born September 13, 1927 in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Joseph and Katie (Dombach) Keagy. He was the husband of the late B. Joyce (Ranck) Keagy and Gloria J. Keagy of Reading.
Mr. Keagy was a member of the Habecker Mennonite Church. He was a spiritual man who deeply loved his faith. Mr. Keagy was the owner of Paul L. Keagy and Son Produce, where he was a well-respected man who was committed to the quality of his produce, and for 58 years worked at Reading Farmer's Market. Mr. Keagy enjoyed watching sports and traveling.
Mr. Keagy is survived by his son: Paul L. Keagy, Jr., husband of Anita, of Washington Boro; his daughter: Mary Ann, wife of Jeff Risser of Washington Boro; 2 stepsons: Kevin J. Spayd of Sinking Springs and Troy C. Spayd of Reading; a brother: Robert Keagy of Washington Boro; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his first wife, Mr. Keagy is predeceased by his sister, Vera Eshbach and a brother, Charles Keagy.
Funeral services will be 2:00 Sunday at the Habecker Mennonite Church, 451 Habecker Church Rd. Lancaster with the Reverend Randall Martin officiating. Viewing will be Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Gundel Funeral Home, 415 North Duke Street, Lancaster and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr. P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604.
Glenn R. Hemperly
Published: Apr 12, 2005
Glenn R. Hemperly of Lancaster, passed away on Monday after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie Hemperly.
Glenn was born to parents Charles and Katherine Hemperly on June 14, 1943. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael G. of Lancaster and Steven D., husband of Susan Hemperly of Flower Mound, TX and a step-daughter, Suzanne Kelley, wife of Donald of West Chester, PA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew of Lancaster, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Delaney and Piper of Flower Mound, TX and D.C., Seth and Abi of West Chester. Glenn is also survived by three brothers, Barry, husband of Pauline, Tom, husband of Rose, both of Lancaster and Peter, husband of Susan of Pennsburg, PA.
After graduating from McCaskey High School in 1961, Glenn earned a degree from Penn State. He spent thirty-eight years as a mechanical engineer for Armstrong World Industries before retiring in 2000.
Glenn was a very active member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. He had a passion for serving his church and was a beloved friend to Otterbein's members. Glenn was a life-member of both Masonic Lodge No. 43 and the Lancaster Forest of Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Bonnie and Glenn enjoyed square dancing and were members of the DO-PAS-O Square Dance Club. During his retirement, Glenn enjoyed motorcycling and the many loving friends he met perusing his interest.
Glenn was a loving husband, dad, grandfather and friend. He lived his life with energy, courage, integrity and a steadfast faith in God. He touched the hearts of all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 and Otterbein United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 20 E. Clay St., Lancaster, PA 17602.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 15 at 11:00 AM at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 20 E. Clay St., Lancaster. Friends may call at 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097.
Hilda Fortna Reichard
Published: Apr 12, 2005
Hilda Fortna Reichard, 81, of Ephrata, died at Ephrata Manor on Monday after a two month illness. She was the wife of the late Albert Curtis Reichard who died in 1988. She was born in Lebanon the daughter of the late Paul and Rose Fortna. She had been employed as a cook at Kegel s Seafood Restaurant in Lancaster for 22 years and at the Lincoln House in Ephrata for 15 years. She was an avid bingo player.
Surviving is a son, Albert of Narvon; a daughter, Patricia A. Brubaker of Clay Twp.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral service at Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata on Friday at 2PM. Friends may call from Noon until the time of the service. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata. Gravenor Service 733-6181.
Richard E. Swift
Richard Earl Swift, 63, of 1092 Monticello Lane, Lancaster, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, April 10, 2005 at home.
He was the husband of Patricia J. Clark Swift.
He retired in May 2004 from H & F Service where he was a mechanic.
Born in Christiana, he was the son of the late Gilpin E. and Bessie Hilton Swift.
He was baptized Catholic.
Surviving is a son, Troy R. Swift, companion of Tessa Vergari, of Millersville; two daughters, Lisa M. married to Tedd Shimp, of Dayton, OH and Kimberly A., married to Scott Fidler, of Liberty, MO; four grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Watson, of Pequea and two brothers, Thomas Swift, of Quarryville and Franklin Swift, of Akron.
Funeral services and interment will be private. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Richard's memory to the American Heart Association. Arrangements Entrusted to the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, PA 717-872-2266.