Chester R. Hackman "Chet"
August 15, 1926 - November 3, 2003
Chester R. “Chet” Hackman, 77, of 3 Meadowlark Drive, Stevens, Lancaster County, died Monday afternoon at 2:04 PM in Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, Berks County, where he was a patient for the past week. Born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Rev. Charles M. and Emma R. (Rupp) Hackman, and was the husband of Mildred A. (Ansel) Mohn Hackman, for 17 years on December 26, 2002. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Denver. Hackman was employed for 38 years by Sperry-New Holland, now DNH, New Holland, Lancaster County, retiring in 1985. An army veteran of the Korean War, he was stationed in Germany, and was a life member of the Ephrata VFW and a 50 year member of the Ephrata American Legion Post #429. He was a member of Ephrata Lodge #665 Free & Accepted Masons, the Rajah Shrine of Reading and the Scottish Rite of Reading & Lancaster. He enjoyed public sales and was a member of the Reamstown Athletic Association. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 daughters, Cheri L. (Hackman), married to John F. Yocklovich, Mt. Gretna, PA; and Beth A. (Hackman), married to Dean L. Witmer, Ephrata, PA; 2 sons, Michael J., married to Wilda L. (Rice) Hackman, Denver, PA; and David L., married to Robin L. (Horning) Hackman, Knauers, PA; 2 step-daughters, Phyllis A. (Mohn), married to Robert D. Reinhart, Gilbertsville, PA; and Gail E. (Mohn), married to Barry L. Tothero, Reamstown, PA; 9 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna (Hackman), married to Kenneth Stamy, Modesta, CA; and 2 brothers, Lloyd R., married to Elaine (Fake) Hackman, Akron, PA; and his twin, Charles R., married to Ruth Hackman, New Holland, PA. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert & James Hackman.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, November 6, 2003, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our funeral home.
The ceremony celebrating Chet's life will be held on Friday morning, November 7, 2003, at 10:00 AM with his pastor, The Reverend Larry G. Hummer, officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Viola E. Haldeman
January 1, 1915 - December 8, 2005
Viola E. Haldeman, 90, formerly of Lititz, Lancaster County, died Wednesday, December 8, 2005, at 10:55 PM in Conestoga View, Lancaster, where she resided since June 28. She had previously lived at Cocalico Assisted Living, Denver, for 3 years. Born in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Mary (Koch) Weitzel. Her husband, Chester L. Haldeman, died December 25, 1992. A member of Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata, she was employed for 45 years by Ephrata Apparel, Ephrata, until her retirement. She had also worked with her family butcher business and tended market stand at the former Bingeman Street Market in Reading. Known for her baking, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and quilting. Surviving is a daughter, Sandra E., wife of Earl R. Eshleman, Lititz, PA; 3 grandchildren, Susan, wife of Reed Means; Sheri, wife of Tim Brown; and Curtis, husband of Kimberly (Deem) Eshleman; 5 great-grandchildren, Megan Means, Kaitlin and William Brown, and Jacob and Olivia Eshleman; also a nephew, Ivan Weitzel. She was predeceased by a brother, Howard Weitzel.
Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM from our parlors with her pastor, The Reverend Herbert A. Lohr, officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.
The family prefers that flowers be omitted and Viola be remembered with contributions to Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 .
Edward J. Hall
March 18, 1930 - October 21, 2004
Edward J. Hall, 74, of 9 Adamstown Road, Reinholds, Lancaster County, died Thursday at 5:50 PM in his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Edward and Margaret (Seddons) Hall, and was the husband of Mildred L. (Long) Hall. An Army Corporal during the Korean War he received 5 bronze stars for his service and was a member of the Adamstown VFW. He retired after 32 years with the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia, and last worked at the Sharp Shopper, Ephrata, Lancaster County. Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 daughters, Nancy (Hall), married to Robert Colbeck, Fieldsboro, NJ; Joan (Hall), married to Claude Billings, Laurel, NJ; and Elizabeth (Hall), married to Ray Hofflinger, Hamilton, NJ; 7 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; also 2 step-daughters, Jane (Cover), married to Michael Ansel, Denver, PA; Darla (Cover), married to David Schumacher, Newmanstown, PA; 2 step-sons, Ronald, married to Lynne (Hope) Cover, Mohnton, PA; and Scott Cover, Ephrata, PA; 7 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, George Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
A viewing will be held on Monday morning, October 25, 2004, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM from our parlors with the service beginning at 11:00 AM. A priest from Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East Earl, Lancaster County, PA.
Orvile Gene Haldeman "Dubbs"
July 20, 1930 - May 14, 2004
Orville Gene “Dubbs” Haldeman, 73, of 475 Wabash Road, Ephrata, Lancaster County, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at 4:20 PM in the Essa Flory Hospice Center, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, where he was a patient one day. Born in Ephrata, he was a son of the late Howard P. and Carrie E. (McCloud) Haldeman, and was the husband of Julia Mary (Schreiber) Haldeman for 23 years on March 21st. A 1949 graduate of Lititz High School, a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, and attended Penn State University for 3 years. He was a football and baseball enthusiast having played in high school, at the academy and a guard position at Penn State under coaches Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. Haldeman also played baseball and football on teams in Germany during his Army tenure. He was a coach for the Lebanon “Rams” semi-pro football team during the 1960’s. “Dubbs” was the owner & operator of the Brickerville Shire, Brickerville, Lancaster County, from 1959-61, the Warwick House, Lititz, Lancaster County, from 1961-68; ran the Royal Scotia Hotel, St. Croix, USVI, and the Highlander Motel & Ski Lodge, Rutland, Vermont during the 1970’s. He was last employed as the manager of the Crystal Tea Room Café of the former John Wanamaker’s downtown Philadelphia location. He was a corporal in the Army during World War II. Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 daughters, Kim Haldeman, Jeffersonville, PA; Dawn (Haldeman) Pitt, Lansdale, PA; and Pam Haldeman, Lansdale, PA, and 2 grandchildren.
A private graveside inurnment service will be held from Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Brickerville, Lancaster County, PA.
The family asks that you not send flowers. Please remember "Dubbs" with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
D. Laverne Good
Sept. 24, 1941 - Nov. 17, 2001
Dorothy Laverne Good, 60, of 555 North Peartown Road, Reinholds, died in her home Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Raymond H. Good. Born in Bowmansville, Laverne was a daughter of the late Frank Z. and Irene (Good) Hersh. She was a woodworker for Conestoga Wood Specialties, East Earl, last working in 1999. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Terre Hill. Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Scott A. Kissinger, Reinholds; 2 daughters, Sara L., wife of John Miller, Ephrata, and Shelly A., wife of Fred Martin, Denver; 2 step-daughters, Marjorie, wife of William Orth, Reading; and Beverly, wife of William Evans, Wyomissing Hills; 7 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers, Frank Hersh, Terre Hill, and Richard Hersh, Denver; and 4 sisters, Arlene Loose, Martinsville, Virginia; Marian Fox, Martindale; Marie Hersh, Reinholds, and Teresa Amsbaugh, Reading. A brother, Gerald Hersh, preceded her in death. Lavern's viewing will be held on Friday, November 23, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our funeral home and prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The funeral service will be held from Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road off of Route 625, East Earl, on Saturday, November 24, 2001, at 10:00 AM with Reverend Merle G. Stoltzfus officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
January 20, 1921 - May 12, 2004
Dorothea Gropper, 83, of 183 Fairway Drive, Denver, Lancaster County, formerly of East Meadow, NY, and Newtown, PA, died Wednesday morning, May 12, 2004, at 3:30 AM in Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, where she resided since September 2003. Born in Queens, New York, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Gibson. Her husband, Herbert Gropper, died in May 1987. She was a graduate of Jamaica High School, Queens, NY, and was of the Methodist Faith. Mrs. Gropper was a baker for many years for Modell’s Bakery, East Meadow, NY, and had worked earlier in the Chicklet Factory, Queens, NY. Surviving are 3 daughters, Elizabeth Gropper, Long Beach, NY; Barbara D., married to Kenneth Diehl, Denver, PA; and Rosalee C. Gropper, with whom she last resided; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; and a brother, James, married to Ellen Gibson, Melbourne, Florida.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening, May 14, 2004, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at our parlors. The service celebrating Dorothea's life will begin at 8:00 PM with hospice chaplain, The Reverend Sandra L. Morris, officiating. Cremation will take place on Saturday.
If desired, please remember Dorothea with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster Count, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Leonard E. Hallock
April 14, 1924 - October 20, 2004
Leonard E. Hallock, 80, of 138 Olde School Lane, Bowmansville, Lancaster County, PA, formerly of Hightstown, NJ, died Oct 20 in Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, PA. Husband of Minnie (Reid) Hallock married Nov 30, 1946. Born in Long Island, NY, son of late Charles Willis & Emma Jane (Harkness) Hallock. 1941 Graduate Jamesburg HS, Jamesburg, NJ. He was employed in inventory control department of NJ Turnpike Authority, 26 yrs., retiring 1988. A volunteer fire fighter for Highstown Fire Company, Hightstown, NJ. Surviving in addition to wife, son, Gary L.(Mary L.) Hallock, Tampa FL, daughter, Kathleen M. (Robert L.) Margerum, Columbia, PA, 2 sisters, Lenore Fitzpatrick, Ocala, FL, Gwen Hallock, Mercerville, NJ., brother Robert Hallock, New Egypt, NJ., two grandchildren, Christopher (Faith) Hallock, Lakeland, FL, Ashleigh Hallock, Tampa, FL., two great grandchildren, Hannah & Gracie Hallock, a number of Nieces & Nephews
A viewing will be held on Friday evening, October 22, 2004, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM from Grace Fellowship Church, 822 Pointview Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522. Leonard's life celebration service beginning at 7:00 PM with his pastor, The Reverend Frank Rice officiating.
Graveside services will be held from Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Middlesex County, NJ, on Saturday morning, October 23, 2004, at 11:00 AM.