Jane I. Fasnacht
September 2, 1929 - September 27, 2003
Jane I. Fasnacht, 74, of 32 Stony Run Village, Denver, Lancaster County, died Saturday morning at 12:30 AM in Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, Lancaster County, where she was a guest since March 2003. Born in Schoeneck, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late William I. and Elsie E. (Sommers) Deater. Her husband, Jacob B. Fasnacht, died September 1, 1975. She attended Swamp United Church of Christ, Reinholds. Jane had been employed for many years as a sewing machine operator with the former Cinderella Knitting Mill, Denver. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bus trips, making latch-hook rugs and was an avid bingo player. Surviving are 4 children: Nancy L. (Fasnacht), married to Ted L. Ansel, Ephrata, PA; Patti J. (Fasnacht), married to Robert E. Bixler, Ephrata, PA; Fred A., married to Jeane (Wertz) Fasnacht, Strausstown, PA; and Rosemary E. (Fasnacht) Feister, Stevens, PA; 5 grandchildren and a sister, Ruthann (Deater), married to John Luciani, Ephrata, PA;
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William I. and Harry E. Deater.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our funeral home.
The ceremony celebrating Jane's life will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM with her pastor, The Reverend M. Craig Snow, officiating. Burial will follow in Mellinger's Cemetery, Schoeneck, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Please remember Jane with contributions to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603
Ray C. Firestone
Oct. 19, 1931-Nov. 4, 2001
Ray C. Firestone, 70, of 455 Lauschtown Road, Denver, Lancaster County, died Sunday morning in Hershey Medical Center, Dauphin County, where he was a patient for the past week. His death followed an illness of one year. Born in Denver, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Elwood, Sr., and Lucy (Messner) Firestone, and was the husband of Pauline J. (Weidner) Firestone for 46 years on June 18th. He was a member of St. John’s Center United Church of Christ, East Earl, PA, and was a former member and councilman of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Bowmansville. Retiring in 1994, he was a stone mason with Eshbach Brothers, Reading, for many years and was a member of the Bricklayers Union Local #5. Ray was a staff sergeant in the army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Adamstown VFW, the R Field & Stream Sportsman Club, Lebanon, PA, and enjoyed gardening. Ray and his wife are also know for their annual Christmas light and scene displays at their home near Bowmansville. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Randy R. Firestone, Lebanon, PA; a grandson, Michael R. Firestone, Cornwall, and 2 great-grandsons. Also surviving are 3 sisters, Geneva Firestone, Barbara Firestone, and Floy, married to Clyde Goshert, all of Denver, PA; and 3 brothers, Elwood Firestone, Jr., Reading, PA; Jay, married to Elva Firestone, Lititz, PA; and Kay, married to Marian (Youndt) Firestone, Adamstown.
Ray's viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our funeral home with his services beginning at 9:00 PM with The Reverend Robert A. Witmyer officiating.
Marian (Youndt) Firestone
January 1, 1924 - December 28, 2003
Marian Y. Firestone, 79, of 1998 Bowmansville Road, Adamstown, Lancaster County, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, where she was a patient since December 24th. Born in Adamstown, she was a daughter of the late Lemon E. and Mabel L. (Mosser) Youndt, and was the wife of Kay O. Firestone for 48 years on January 1, 2003. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, where she was a former choir member. A 1942 graduate of the former Shillington High School, she also graduated from the former McCann’s School of Business, Reading, and completed Airline Stewardess School in Minneapolis. Her employment included the former American Safety Table Company, Mohnton; former Woolworth’s Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center, Denver, PA; former John Wanamaker’s of Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing, PA; Akron Restaurant Gift Shop, Akron, PA; and Donecker’s, Ephrata, PA. Mrs. Firestone was also a partner in her husband’s former butcher business working at the Leesport, Womelsdorf and Bethel Farmer’s Markets for 15 years until 1972. She enjoyed traveling and shopping. Surviving in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Kathy Louise Firestone, Adamstown; a son, Michael K., married to Kimberly (Grube) Firestone, Denver, PA; and a grandson, Chanse. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth M. Youndt and her twin sister, Mildred Fry.
A viewing will be held from our funeral home on Thurday evening, January 1, 2004, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. The ceremony celebrating Marian's life will be held at our parlor on Friday morning, January 2, 2004, at 10:00 AM with her pastor, The Reverend William E. Hoch, officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA.
If desired, you may remember Marian with contributions to her church:
Peace United Church of Christ
37 East Swartzville Road
Denver, PA 17517
Wayne Richard Firestone
April 5, 1944 - November 22, 2004
Wayne Richard Firestone, 60, of 855 North Park Road, Wyomissing, Berks County, PA, died unexpectedly in his residence Monday morning, November 22, 2004. Born in West Reading, Berks County, he was a son of the late William G. and Mary L. (Himmelberger) Firestone, and was the husband of Janice (Shuey) Miller- Firestone. His first wife, Elinor P. (White) Firestone, died May 29, 1997. He was employed for 34 years by Exide Corporation, Reading, PA. Wayne was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Firestone was the treasurer of Local 5227 United Steel Workers, Reading. He was also an active bowler with the Tuesday night leagues at the Berks Lanes, Sinking Spring. Surviving in addition to his wife is a sister, Leona M. Raysor, Reamstown, PA, a brother, William E. Firestone, Trenton, NJ, and several nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from our parlors on Saturday, November 27, 2004, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The services celebrating Wayne's life will begin at 1:00 PM with The Rev. John C. Richter officiating.
Graveside services will follow with The Rev. Ronald Van Blargan officiating in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, Lebanon County, PA.
Janice requests that rather than flowers, please remember Wayne with contributions to Atonement Lutheran Church Music Fund, 5 Wyomissing Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
Cora E. "Dolly" Lesher
Published: Sep 22, 2004
Cora E. "Dolly" Lesher, age 83, of Abbeyville Road, Lancaster, PA, formerly of Stone Mill Road, Lancaster, died on Tuesday at ManorCare Health Service following a lengthy illness. Death was due to natural causes.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Elsie Troup Heiney, and wife of the late Parke T. Lesher, Sr., who died in 1990.
She was of the Protestant Faith.
Mrs. Lesher was an avid bingo player for over fifty years, playing the last thirty years at Degel Israel Congregation.
She is survived by two sons: Parke T. husband of Sharon L. Lesher of Denver, and Charles W. of Elizabethtown. A daughter, Nancy L. Diffenderfer of Middletown. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Three brothers: Claude Heiney and Earl Heiney both of Lancaster, and Robert Heiney of Willow Street. Two sisters: Mary Jeffries of Marticville and Betty Nolan of Millersville.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Cora's Life Celebration funeral service at the Funeral Home of Fred F. Groff, Inc., 234 W. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA on Friday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. John R. Fleming, officiating. Friends may call at Groff's on Friday from 11:00 AM until time of service. "A Life Celebration Funeral Home"
William H. Young
Published: Sep 22, 2004
William H. Young, 88, formerly of Landisville, died Saturday, at Conestoga View of natural causes.
He was the husband of the late, Esther G. Smith Young who died in March of 1995. He was born in Dunkirk, NY, son of the late Henry W. and Isabelle F. Reardon Young.
He was a self-employed plumber, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Landisville. Member of Walter S. Ebersole American Legion Post 185, Mt. Joy. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. He was predeceased by one brother.
Private services were held with burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, with full Military Honors. Memorial Contributions may be made in Mr. Young s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Arrangements by John E. Kraft Funeral Home, Mountville/Columbia, PA.
Florence E. Rathvon Flosser
Published: Sep 22, 2004
Florence E. Rathvon Flosser, 81, of Evergreen Estates formerly of 139 E. New St., Lancaster, died of natural causes on Monday at Maple Farms Nursing Center.
She retired in 1986 from J.L. Clark after 30 years.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 34 and she previously volunteered at the Susquehanna Blind Association. She enjoyed traveling. She attended St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church with her husband for 25 years.
Born in Lititz she was the daughter of the late David G. and Stella B. Royer Roth.
She was married to Edward W. Rathvon who died in May, 1971 and later Frederick V. Flosser Sr. who died in January, 2000.
Surviving are two sons; Harry C. married to Cinthia Rathvon of Lancaster, and Kenneth L. married to Gisela Roth of Nescopeck; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother Robert D. married to Patricia Roth of Lititz; two sisters; Blanche M. Tangert and Sylvia L. Kauffman both of Lititz; step-son; Frederick V. Jr. married to Deborah Flosser of Silver Springs; step-daughter Judith Flosser of Lititz.
She was preceded in death by six brothers; Herbert L., Melvin C., Charles K., Raymond, James and Eugene Roth and one sister, Kathleen Golden.
Visitation will be at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA on Saturday from 10:30am - 11:00am with the funeral service at 11:00am. Interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Florence's memory may be made to the Susquehanna Assn. for the Blind/Visually Impaired, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.