Mildred F. Fry
January 1, 1924 - January 26, 2002
Mildred F. Fry, 78, formerly of 208 Willow Street, Adamstown, Lancaster County, died Saturday morning at 3:10 AM of natural causes in ManorCare Health Services of Sinking Spring, Berks County, where she resided since September 17, 1999. Born in West Reading, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Lemon E. and Mable Louise (Mosser) Youndt. Her husband, Floyd S. Fry, died October 8, 1983. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, Lancaster County, where she had been a former member of the choir. A 1942 graduate of the former Shillington High School, she was employed over the years as a retail sales clerk at the former Pomeroy’s and John Wanamaker Stores, Bon-Ton Store all in the Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing, and last with Donecker’s of Ephrata, Lancaster County. Surviving is a daughter, Sharon L., married to Ronald H. Orner, Ephrata; a son, Dana M. Fry, Wyomissing; 2 step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson; and her twin sister, Marian Y., married to Kay O. Firestone, Adamstown. A brother, Kenneth Youndt, preceded her in death.
Mildred's viewing will be held from our parlor on Monday, January 28, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
The funeral ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at 11:00 AM in our funeral home with her pastor, The Reverend William E. Hoch, officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, PA.
If desired, contributions in her memory may be sent to her church, Peace United Church of Christ, 37 East Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17517.
Aaron T. Fuller
December 16, 1976 - September 7, 2002
Aaron T. Fuller, 25, of 3120 Naaman Road, Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Reinholds, Lancaster County, died Saturday morning September 7th at 3:36 AM in Christiana Care Health Systems Hospital of Wilmington, DE, where he was a patient since September 1st. The cause of death has not been determined at present. Born in West Reading, Berks County, he was a son of Thomas R. and Sally (Cronrath) Fuller, Reinholds. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adamstown. Fuller was employed for the past 5 years as a counselor with Devereux, West Chester, a personal care facility for the physically & emotionally challenged. He graduated in 1995 from Cocalico Senior High School, where he was a member of the 1994 Championship Football Team, having played left guard and defensive end. He was also an All Star Football and Volleyball Player during high school. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a maternal grandmother, Marjorie (Koch) Cronrath, Lewisburg, PA; and paternal grandparents, Everett & Connie (Cameron) Fuller, Muncy, PA.
Aaron will be remembered at a memorial celebration on Tuesday evening, September 10, 2002, at 7:00 PM from his church, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 80 East Church Street, Adamstown, PA 19501, with is pastor, The Reverend Sandra L. Gideon, officiating. There will be no viewing.
Private inurnment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, PA.
The family has requested that flowers not be sent. It is asked that your contributions be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Post Office Box 385, Adamstown, PA 19501-0385 or to the hospital that gave him final care, Christiana Care Health Systems, Memorial Fund, 501 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19899.
Fern M. Gangaway
October 11, 1931 - December 27, 2004
Fern M. Gangaway, 73, of 66 North Robert Road , Ephrata, Lancaster County , formerly of Denver , died Monday, December 27, 2004, at 7:15 PM in Hershey Medical Center , Dauphin County , where she was a patient for the past week. Born in Altoona , Blair County , she was a daughter of the late Howard G. and Lyda Mae (Thompson) Beck. Her husband, William Gangaway, died February 28, 1989. She was a member of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church , Swartzville, and attended the Cocalico Area Senior Center , Reinholds, and the Elderberries of Peace UCC, Swartzville. Fern was employed for 45 years at Quinlan Pretzel Company, Denver , PA. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra J. (Gangaway), wife of James W. Fantaski, Ephrata; 2 sons, Clifford R., husband of Ava (Franks) Gangaway, Ephrata, with whom she resided; and Randy L., husband of Debbie (Hornick) Gangaway, Denver, PA; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lyda Mae (Beck) Moyer, Mary Jane (Beck) Beck, and Edith M. (Beck) Newman, all of Denver, PA; and 2 brothers, William H. Beck, Denver, PA, and Harry R. Beck, Wyomissing, PA.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, December 30, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our parlors. The services celebrating Fern's life will begin at 10:00 AM on Friday morning, December 31, 2004, with her pastor, The Reverend Joyce A. Seip, officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township, Berks County, PA.
Robert L. Garman
January 27, 1937 - November 11, 2003
Robert L. “Bobby” Garman, 66, of 851 Clearview Avenue, Ephrata, Lancaster County, formerly of Reamstown, Lancaster County, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at 9:52 PM in the emergency room of Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Reamstown, he was a son of the late Martin T. and Margaret K. (Ansel) Garman, and was married to Sylvia D. (Zimmerman) Garman, for 7 years on December 8, 2002. His first wife, Louise S. (Matz) Garman, died June 10, 1990. He was a member and past councilman of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reamstown, where he was a chairman of the property and Christian education committees. Garman served as a corporal in the army during the Vietnam War. Bobby was past scout master of Troop 60 Boy Scouts of America, Reamstown, for 10 years; Served on the Eastern District Committee of Boy Scouts of America 6 years; Order of the Arrow of the Eastern District 2 years; received the District Award of Merit in 1979, the Scouter’s Award and Scoutmaster’s Key Award; and Webelos Leader of Reamstown Troop 2 years. Garman was a former fire chief, assistant chief, captain and lieutenant of the Reamstown Fire Company; and a deputy constable of the Police for Lancaster County 10 years. He was a house painter for 40 years, having worked for various painting contractors and was self-employed for many years. Bob was also a former part-time police officer for East Cocalico Township. Memberships include the Reamstown Athletic Association and the Sunflower Huntin Camp, Lycoming County. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Scott J., married to Donna L. (Burkholder) Garman, Stevens, PA; a grandson; a step-daughter, Cherita L. M. Smith, Ephrata, PA; and 2 step-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday evening, November 14, 2003, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at our funeral home.
The funeral ceremony honoring Bob's life will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2003, at 10:00 AM with The Reverend Stephen E. Hollinger officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Union Cemetery, Reamstown.
Ruth E. Geary
October 17, 1921 - February 7, 2003
Ruth E. Geary, 81, of 33 Malsnee Road, Reinholds, Brecknock Township, Berks County, died in her residence Friday evening at 7:15 PM under the care of Berks Visiting Nurses Hospice. Born in Lititz, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Joshua and Clara Herr (Shenberger) Rollman, and was the wife of Robert H. Geary. She was a member and past financial secretary for Immanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Adamstown, where she had been active with the children’s arts & crafts projects. Retiring in 1974, Ruth was employed for 26 years as an engineer technician for RCA, at their former Lancaster location. She was a 1939 graduate of Lititz High School. She was a talented artist having painting styles of reverse glass, theorem, tin, folk arts & crafts and graining. Her work with rug hooking & braiding and other needle work was also known in the area. She had a keen interest in antiques and gardening, and enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, NJ. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Joyce (Rannels), married to Les Rickenbach, Leola, PA; and a son, Lynn, married to Carol Rannels, Reinholds, PA; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Ruth's viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM from our parlors. The funeral ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM with her pastor, The Reverend Richard F. Christman, II, officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA.
The family has requested that rather than flowers, please remember Ruth with contributions to Berks Visiting Nurses Hospice, 1170 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
Robert H. Geary
July 16, 1927 - January 23, 2004
Robert H. Geary, 76, of 33 Malsnee Road, Reinholds, Berks County, died Friday evening at 10:55 PM in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Reading, where he resided the past month. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Henry Thomas and Grace Agnes (Dolan) Geary. His wife, Ruth Elizabeth (Rollman) Geary, died February 7, 2003. Bob was employed as a superintendent with RCA at their former Lancaster location from 1950 to 1972. He was the founder and former owner of Ber-Lan Woodworking, Reinholds, a furniture refinishing business now owned & operated by his step-grandson, Christian S. Rickenbach. Geary was also a former standholder at the Black Angus Antique Mall, Adamstown. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata. A graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. Geary was a past-president and long-time member of the Adamstown Lions Club, where has received the Melvin Jones Award. He also enjoyed Hunting, Fly fishing and his cabin in Lycoming County. Surviving are 2 step-children, Joyce, married to Les Rickenbach, Leola, PA; and Lynn Rannels, Reinholds, PA; 5 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-granddaughter. A sister, Delury (Geary) Wingate, also preceded him in death
A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, January 27, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our funeral home.
A Christian Prayer Service celebrating Bob's life will be held on Wednesday afternoon, January 28, 2004, at 2:00 PM with a priest from Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church as celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewill will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The family requests that rather than flowers, please remember Bob with contributions to his church:
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522
E. Elizabeth Garner
September 30, 1919 - October 7, 2003
E. Elizabeth “Libby” Garner, 84, formerly of 55 East Church Street, Reamstown, Lancaster County, died Tuesday evening at 9:18 PM in Lancashire Hall, Neffsville, Lancaster County, where she resided since December 28, 2000. Born in Reamstown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey M. and Emma W. (Lorenz) Adams, and was the wife of Walter S. Garner for 58 years on November 25, 2002. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregational Church, Reamstown, where she had been a member of the kitchen committee. Retiring in 1981, Libby was last employed by the former Hemmerich’s Industries, Denver, and previously had worked at the former Cinderella Knitting Mills, Denver. Mrs. Garner was and avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan and Philadelphia Eagles football fan and she enjoyed reading. Surviving in addition to her husband are 2 sons, Barry L., married to Rita E. (Lausch) Garner, Reamstown; and Kenneth E. Garner, partnered with Robert R. Mikrut, Philadelphia; 2 grandsons; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Warren E., married to Helen (Holm) Adams, Derry, NH; and 3 sisters, Naomi A., married to H. Martin Lausch, and Caroline M., married to Clarence R. Henly, both of Ephrata, PA; and Ethel A., married to Norman L. Zimmerman, New Holland, PA. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Adams, and 3 brothers, Robert, James and Charles Adams.
A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM from our funeral home and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.
The ceremony celebrating Libby's life will be held on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM with her pastor, The Reverend Kirk R. Marks, officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Union Cemetery, Reamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The family requests that you remember Libby with contributions to her church's Building Fund at St. Paul's E. C. Church, Post Office Box 275, Reamstown, PA 17567-0275.