Michael S. Gift
April 21, 1967-August 13, 2001
Michael S. Gift, 34, of 303 Grant Road, Adamstown, Lancaster County, died unexpectedly in his home early Monday morning. He was under a doctor's care. Born in West Reading, Berks County, he was a son of Marie (Woll) Gingrich, Butte, Montana, and Robert Gingrich, Bethel, PA. He and his wife, Lois J. (Heyer) Gift, were married for 9 years on June 19th. Michael was a 1984 graduate of Eastern Lebanon County High School, and was last employed as a salesman for A-Treat Bottling Corp., Reading, PA. An avid car enthusiast, he built race cars, and was a committed Penn State Football fan and enjoyed fishing with is son. Surviving in addition to his parents and wife, is a son, Zachary T. Gift, at home; and 2 brothers, Jeffery A., husband of Tracy M. (McDonald) Gift, North Ridgeville, Ohio; and Dallas S. Gift, Reading, PA.
Friday, August 17, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our parlors.
As Michael didn't care for flowers, please remember him with contributions to his son's education.
Zachary Gift c/o Good Funeral Home
Post Office Box 94
Reamstown, PA 17567-0094
Herbert L. Ginder, Jr.
November 22, 1936 - March 17, 2005
Herbert L. Ginder, Jr., 68, of 16 West Ferdinand Street, Manheim, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 11:30 PM in his residence under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Manheim, he was a son of the late Herbert L., Sr., and Sarah Jane ( Murray ) Ginder, and was the husband of Joyce M. (Boyer) Ginder, for 39 years on October 11, 2004. He had been employed by Woodstream Corporation, Lititz. Ginder enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, especially Hank Williams songs and sitting on his front porch. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Jeffery S. Fair, Millersville; and a sister, Marie Loose, Lititz.
A viewing will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 10 AM from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Inc. of Reamstown, with Pastor Phil Reynolds officiating. Burial in Ruhlís United Methodist Cemetery, Rapho Township, Lancaster County, PA.
Kindly Omit Flowers. Contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 .
Rosa Michelle Gonzalez
Feb. 19, 1976 - Aug. 4, 2001
Rosa Michelle Gonzalez, age 25, of 200 N. Mill Street, Birdsboro, Berks County, died Saturday morning in the Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, following an apparent drive by shooting on Front Street in Reading Friday evening. An autopsy was performed in Allentown on Sunday. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Luis R. Gonzalez, Coamo, Puerto Rico, and Rosa M. (Alvarade) Rea, Denver, PA. She had been a waitress and a volunteer teacherís aide at a Birdsboro Christian school where her daughter, Samantha R. Steel, attended. Surviving in addition to her parents and daughter, is her companion with whom she resided, Richard J. Steel III; 2 sisters, Kathy Jo (Gonzalez) Mayers, Manon, Indiana; and Janitza (Gonzalez) Mace, Ephrata; a brother, Luis R. Gonzalez, Denver, PA; Step-father, George E. Rea, Denver, PA; maternal grandmother, Myra V. Luna, Coama, Puerto Rico; and paternal grandparents, Luis Antonio & Theda Gonzalez, Bowmansville, PA.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2001, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a ceremony at 8:00 PM. All from our parlors.
The family has requested that flowers not be sent, however, contributions for Rosa's daughter, Samantha Steel, would greatly be appreciated. They may be sent to her mother, Rosa M. Rea, 202 Spruce Street, Denver, PA 17517.
Mildred K. Gonzalez
November 3, 1936 - March 19, 2002
Mildred K. Gonzalez, 65, of 546 Reading Road, East Earl, Lancaster County, died Tuesday morning at 8:05 AM in the Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, Berks County, where she was a patient for the past month. Born in Manheim, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Esther (Kreider) Stauffer, and was the wife of Reverend Jose A. Gonzalez for 44 years on August 31, 2001. She was a member, Sunday school teacher and wife of the pastor of Luz Verdadera Mennonite Church, Reading. Mildred was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School. She enjoyed sewing and glass painting, especially painting floral scenes. She was last employed by the former Terre Ann Manufacturing, Terre Hill, Lancaster County. Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Lucy F., married to Raimundo Mercado, Plainfield, CT; 4 sons, A. Ray, married to Emily (Rolon) Gonzalez, Denver, PA; Jose R., married to Evelyn (Acevedo) Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Denver, PA; David, married to Linda (Negron) Gonzalez, Stevens, PA; and Danny, married to Amy (Landis) Gonzalez, East Earl, PA; 10 Grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Glenn, married to Arlene Stauffer, Elizabethtown, PA; Elam, married to Doris Stauffer, Plain City, OH; and Elvin Stauffer, Tower City, PA. She was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Stauffer.
Mildred's viewing will be held from our funeral parlor on Friday, March 22, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The funeral will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 10:00 AM from The Reamstown Church of God, 57 East Church Street, Reamstown, PA, with Pastor Arthur T. Karick, Pastor Joel R. Hainley and Pastor Jose A. Santiago officiating. Burial will take place in Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery, Brecknock Township, PA.
Minerva F. Gonzalez
June 22, 1944 - August 18, 2001
Loving Mother & Grandmother
Minerva F. Gonzalez, 57, of 1550 Putnam Road, Lancaster, formerly of New Holland, died Saturday at 4:45 PM in her residence under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Ephrata, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mabel (Lausch) Ditzler. She was a 1962 graduate of Ephrata High School and enjoyed cooking. Minerva was employed for 27 years by Dart Container, Leola, having worked until her illness. She is survived by a daughter, Michelle L., married to Timothy M. Good, Stevens; 2 sons, Fabian,Jr., married to Terry L. (Baer) Gonzalez, Landisville; and Michael E., married to Lisa D. (Ehrenberg) Gonzalez, with whom she last resided; 3 grandchildren; and 4 sisters, Florence Bouder, and Arlene Firestone, both of Ephrata; Suetta, married to Wendell Eby, Mountville; and Marlene, married to Richard Keene, New Castle, DE. A sister, Kathryn Hinkle, preceded her in death.
A viewing will be held from our parlors on Tuesday evening, August 21, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
The Funeral ceremony will take place from our funeral home on Wednesday morning, August 22, 2001, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Peter Smaela officiating. Burial will follow in Hahnstown Cemetery, Ephrata Township, PA.
The family requests that rather than flowers, please remember Minerva with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Walter L. Good
Jan. 27, 1908 - July 8, 2001
Walter L. Good, 93, formerly of 101 Franklin Street, Reading, Berks County, died Sunday afternoon in the Berks Heim Annex, Bern Township, Berks County, where he had resided for the past 7 years. Born in Reamstown, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late John S. and Minnie (Leisey) Good. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II having served in England, Germany, France and Belgium. Good was employed in the 1930ís by the York Bar-bell Company, York, PA, doing promotional and educational weight lifting. He was a member of the 1936 United State Olympic Team as a Middle Weight Lifter. Walter and his two brothers, William L., Reamstown, and the late Harry L., were a well-known weight lifting performance team throughout the United States in the 1930ís and also performed for the Queen of England of that period. He was also employed many years ago at the Textile Machine, Wyomissing. He founded the former Reading Bar-bell Company, West Reading, in 1950 and continued in business until the 1980ís. Surviving in addition to his brother, is a sister, Mary Lehman, a resident of Ephrata Manor, Ephrata, 2 nieces and a nephew.
The funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2001, at 10:00 AM from our parlor with The Reverend Melvin H. Stehr officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.
Warren R. Good, Ph.D.
January 20, 1919 - January 13, 2002
Warren R. Good, Ph.D., 82, of 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, Lancaster County, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died Sunday at 11:20 AM in Lakeside at Willow Valley Lakes Manor, where he was a guest for the past two weeks. Born in Reamstown, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Walter W. and Helen R. (Swartz) Good, and was the husband of Ruth A. (Witmer) Good, for 61 years on August 24, 2001. He was a member of the Willow Street United Church of Christ, and was formerly an active member of Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE. He was a graduate of Millersville University, completed his Masters Degree at Duke University and earned his Doctorate Degree from Temple University. He was an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II where he flew 30 bombing missions as a squadron leader with the 452nd Bomb Group, which earned highest honors and distinctions. He was a former superintendent of schools in Milton, DE; was the first principal of the Faulk Road School, a new school in 1954, a1200 student elementary school in the Alfred I. DuPont School District, Wilmington, DE, where he remained for 16 years. He later taught economics at Widener University until his retirement in 1988, when he and his wife moved to Willow Street. He was an avid environmentalist, striving for land conservation and preservation of public parklands, enjoyed reading, traveling and was a well known conversationalist. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughter, Rena H., married to Stephan R. Winter, Landenberg, PA; and Dr. Linda W. Good, married to William H. Elfring, Philadelphia, PA; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lorraine E. Ford, Lititz, PA; and Hannah G., married to Jan Prins, Reamstown, PA; and 2 brothers, Clarence E., married to Betty Lou (Stover) Good, Millsboro, DE; and Curtis V., married to Pat (Graybill) Good, Ephrata. A brother, Clifford H. Good, preceded him in death in 1988.
Warren's memorial service was held on Sunday, January 20, 2002, at 2:00 PM from his church, Willow Street United Church of Christ, 2723 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584, with his pastor, The Reverend Kenneth A. Burnette, officiating. The family will receive friends following the ceremony.
Please refrain from sending flowers. It is the wishes of the family that Warren be remember with gifts to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.