John H. Hostetter
John H. Hostetter, 79, of 123 White Horse Road, Gap, died Sept. 13, 2004 at home, under the care of hospice, after an 8-month illness.
An electrician, he retired from Bethlehem Steel Company, Grace Mines, Morgantown and then also worked for Victor Weaver Foods.
He was a 1942 graduate of Salisbury High School and a 1943 graduate of Scott High School, Coatesville. He served three years in the U.S. Army, including 11 months in the European Theater with the 528th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a member of the Pequea Evangelical Congregational Church, White Horse.
He was a 52-year member of the Bee Tree Hunting Club in Lycoming County and a past member of the White Horse Fire Company Auxiliary. He has also served as Scoutmaster and assistant for the Boy Scout Troop 59 of Gap. He enjoyed wood carving, bird-watching, hunting and fishing.
Born in Salisbury Township, White Horse, he was the son of the late John H. Hostetter and Laura Hostetter Adams and stepson of the late Andrew J. Adams.
On October 2nd, he would have celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary to Dorothy Campbell Hostetter.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, John H. Jr., husband of Joan Smoker Hostetter of Coatesville, a daughter, Susan H., wife of Steven J. Reeves of Nottingham, two half sisters, Kathleen Robert of Beaufort, N.C. and Janet Eckert of Hanover, two grandsons, one granddaughter and one great grandson.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Shivery Funeral Home, 111 Elizabeth Street, Christiana, PA on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 at 2 PM with the Rev. Abram Rhoads & Gregg Dimick officiating. The interment will be in the Pequea Presbyterian Cemetery, Gap, PA. Friends may call at the Shivery Funeral Home on Friday from 12:30 PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in John s memory to the Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Araminta L. Shank
Published: Sep 15, 2004
Araminta L. Shank, 85, formerly of Harrisonburg, Virginia passed away Tuesday morning at Landis Homes Retirement Community Health Care Center Lititz, Pa. She and her husband of 62 years, Lester C. Shank, have resided at Landis Homes for 6 years. Born in Lancaster, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Esther Kreider Lehman. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Virginia she worked in food service preparation at Eastern Mennonite University for many years as well as being a homemaker. Araminta was a charter member of Park View Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She served as a service worker in Zambia, Africa for 4 years through Mennonite Central Committee and then 2 years at the Akron Mennonite Central Committee. Her favorite pastimes included crocheting, flower gardening, sewing, reading, and traveling with her husband. Surviving besides her husband is a son Norman E. husband of Lucille Mumaw Shank of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Four daughters: Esther wife of Jonathan Bucher of Morinville, Alberta, Canada; Mary wife of Ernest Swartz of Chester, Virginia; Miriam wife of Jesus Cruz of Lancaster, Pa.; Ruth wife of Kenneth Blackman of Roanoke, Virginia. Nine grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 17, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. from Park View Mennonite Church 1600 College Ave. Harrisonburg, Virginia. Private interment in Weaver s Mennonite Church Cemetery Harrisonburg, Virginia. There will be a viewing at Landis Homes Retirement Community West Bethany Chapel 1001 East Oregon Road Lititz, Pa. on Wednesday (Tonight) from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Fund of Landis Homes 1001 East Oregon Rd. Lititz, Pa. 17543.Buch Funeral Home a "Memories of a Lifetime Funeral Home" Manheim,Pa. in charge of arrangements.
Aaron K. Glick
Published: Sep 15, 2004
Aaron K. Glick, infant son of Abner G. and Esther King Glick of 3040 Butter Rd., Lititz, died Tuesday at Women & Babies Hospital.
Also surviving are 1 brother Emanuel at home, paternal grandparents, Gideon and Lizzie Glick of Leola, maternal grandparents, Aaron and Miriam King of Honey Brook, paternal great-grandparents, Jacob and Rebecca Esh of Loganton, maternal great-grandparents, John and Sylvia King of Ronks .
Services at the late home on Wednesday at 9:00AM (EST). Interment in Upper Millcreek Cemetery.
Please omit flowers. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola.
Charles E. Phelan
Published: Sep 16, 2004
Charles E. Phelan, 75 of 442 Lafayette St., Lancaster, PA, died at his residence Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness. He had been under hospice care.
A municipal worker, he had retired from the Lancaster City Street Department in 1994 after 25 years of service.
He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
A devoted family member, he enjoyed woodworking and general handiwork. He was a lifelong member of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Lancaster, PA, where he served as an usher.
He was born in Lancaster, PA, the son of the late Sylvester A. Phelan and Ida E. "Betty" Kirsch Phelan, with whom he resided. He is also survived by a daughter, Wanda Ann Phelan, of Lancaster; a niece, Kimberly McCarthy Frey, of Lancaster; and two great nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial from the Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph Street, Lancaster, PA, on Friday, Sept. 17, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Joseph C. Hilbert as Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, PA. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:00-10:00 AM. Please omit flowers. Contributions in William s memory may be made to Southern Care, Inc.; 340 Highland Dr., Suite 200, Mountville, PA 17554.
Blanche “Johnnie” Wickersham Michael
Published: Sep 15, 2004
Blanche "Johnnie" Wickersham Michael, 84, of West End Ave., formerly of Temple Ave., Lancaster, PA died Monday afternoon at the Hamilton Arms Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nettie Heagy Keller. She was the wife of the late John E. Wickersham who died in 1968 and the late Howard C. Michael who died in 1985. She retired in 1969 having worked for Kerr Glass for 20 years in the crown dept. She enjoyed cooking and being with her family. She is survived by two sons, Warren S., husband of Carol Boyer Wickersham of Conestoga, and John E. III, husband of Suzanne Wickersham of Willow Street; two daughters, Rosemary W., wife of George F. Reed, and Holly I., wife of Dave Warfel, all of Lancaster. Also, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 step children, 15 step grandchildren, 30 step great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, a brother and a granddaughter.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Life Celebration from Fred F. Groff Inc., 234 West Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Friday at 10 AM with the Rev. John R. Fleming officiating. Interment to be held in Mellinger s Mennonite Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Groff s on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 PM and on Friday from 9 AM until the time of service. A Life Celebration Funeral Home.
Alma R. Housel
Published: Sep 19, 2004
Alma R. Housel, 92, Chatham, IL formerly of Landisville, PA died Monday, September 13, 2004 at 11:25 PM at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. She was born May 13, 1912 in Girardsville, PA to Edward and Harriet Miller Roberts. She married John C. Housel March 13, 1947. He preceeded her in death in 1986 along with several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Housel was a member of the Chatham Presbyterian Church and Senior Moments Group. As a young woman, she modeled clothing and bathing suits. During WW II she served as a hostess for the Stage Door Canteen in Philadelphia for the soldiers while on leave. She worked as a secretary at the Hempfield High School District in Landisville, PA. She is survived by two Daughters: Wendy R. Housel and Donna L. (husband, David) Metzger; two grandchildren: Megan E. and Brian D. Metzger all of Chatham, IL. Several nieces, nephews and cousins including Harriet Roberts of Long Island, NY. Cremation rites have been accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2004 from 1:00 until time of memorial services at 2:00 PM at Chatham Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Joe Eby officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Joy, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sangamon County Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, 801 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62702. Staab Polk Memorial Home in Chatham is serving the Housel family.
Charles G. “Gib” Knepp
Published: Sep 17, 2004
Charles G. "Gib" Knepp, 75, 383 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, PA died on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 8:35 p.m. at Harrisburg Hospital. Born in Barrville, PA on April 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Emma (Bonson) and Charles W. Knepp. He attended Barrville Amish School and graduated from Reedsville High School. He was the husband of the late Patricia Anne "Patt" (Shively) Knepp.
He is survived, in addition to a companion, Anna Mae Earnest, by a daughter, Cynthia Solt Bobb & husband, William, of Yeagertown, PA; a son, Douglas Shively Knepp & wife, Donna, of Lancaster, PA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Lois) Middlesworth of Barrville, PA and Mrs. Frank (Mabel) McCoy of Lewistown, PA; 4 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
He was a member of Barrville Mennonite Church. He enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, sitting on his patio & preparing large meals for his family.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM from the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, PA with the Rev. Gerald Peachey officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 6:30 to 9:00 PM Friday evening.