James A. Schlegel
March 20, 1947 - January 20, 2004
James A. Schlegel, 56, of 115 Blainsport Road, Reinholds, Lancaster County, was found dead at his residence Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday afternoon at Conestoga View, Lancaster. Born in West Reading, Berks County, he was a son of the late Floyd S. and Verna M. (Schweitzer) Schlegel. He was a 1965 graduate of Cocalico High School, Denver, and graduated from Albright College, Reading, in 1969. James had worked as a social worker with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health & Welfare. He was also employed over the years with Threshhold, Inc., Reading, Kinder Corp., Denver, and last with Viwinco, Inc., Morgantown. An avid baseball fan, especially the minor league teams, he was also a collector of baseball memorabilia. Surviving is a son, Thomas M. Schlegel, Stevens, PA; a brother, Terry L., married to Lana (Trostle) Schlegel, Reinholds, PA; and 2 sisters, Susan J., married to Brian P. Strouse, Reinholds, PA; and Sally A., married to Michael E. Tyeryar, Powhatan, Virginia. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Michael Schlegel.
A viewing will be held on Friday evening, January 23, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM from our funeral home. The ceremony celebrating Jim's life will begin at 8:00 PM with The Reverend William E. Hoch and The Reverend Richard F. Christman II officiating.
Graveside inurnment services will be held on Monday, January 26, 2004, at 10:00 AM from Cedar Grove Cemetery, Broad Street, Adamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Rather than flowers, please remember Jimmie with contributions to the "Chapel Fund" c/o Spiritual Care Department, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Post Office Box 3434, Lancaster, PA 17604-3434.
April 5, 1915 - March 15, 2002
Anna Schonour, 86, formerly of West Lawn, Berks County, died Friday evening at 7:15 PM in the Denver Nursing Home, Stevens, Lancaster County, where she resided since August 1996. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Stanislav and Rose (Wickowanicz) Rapak, and was the wife of Irvin J. Schonour, also a resident of Denver Nursing Home, for 65 years on August 8, 2001. She was a member of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Lawn, where she had been very active. Many years ago she was employed by the Sturgis Pretzel Company, Reading. Mrs. Schonour enjoyed sewing and playing the organ for friends and family. Surviving in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Sylvia A. Leach, Stevens; 2 step-daughters, Betty Jane Brannon, Byron, GA; and June R. Brossman, Robesonia, PA; 2 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandchild; also surviving are 2 sisters, Catherine, married to Elmer Garman, Reading, PA; and Helen Shermot, Evansville, PA; and 2 brothers, John, married to Helen Rapak, Reading, PA; and Louis, married to Joanne Rapak, West Wyomissing, PA; a sister, Mary Jones, preceded her in death.
Anna's viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2002, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM from our parlor with the service beginning at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Stephen E. Hollinger will officiate with burial following in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, Berks County, PA.
It is requested that flowers not be sent. Please remember Anna with contributions to the charity of your choice.
December 9, 1907 - September 21, 2002
Irvin J. Schonour, age 94, formerly of 1802 Portland Avenue, West Lawn, Berks County, died Saturday morning at 8:20 AM in the Denver Nursing Home, Stevens, Lancaster County, where he had resided since March 20, 2000. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Ellen (Marks) Schonour. His wife, Anna (Rapak) Schonour, died March 15, 2002. He was a member of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Lawn, and the Chandler Lodge #227 Free & Accepted Masons, West Reading. Schonour retired in 1972 after 48 years with Metropolitan Edison Company, West Reading, where he last served as foreman. Surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Jane (Schonour) Brannon, Byron, GA; June R. (Schonour) Brossman, Robesonia, PA; and Sylvia A. (Schonour) Leach, Stevens, PA; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A brother, Harry Schonour, preceded him in death.
Irvin's service will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at 11:00 AM at graveside in Pleasant View Cemetery, 650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608, with The Reverend Stephen E. Hollinger officiating.
The family requests that flowers not be sent. Contributions remembering him may be sent to the charity of your choice. There will be no viewing.
Frances K. Sensenig
July 15, 1908 - November 10, 2002
Frances K. Sensenig, 94, formerly of Reamstown, Lancaster County, died Sunday evening at 7:50 PM in Wheat Ridge of Fairmount Homes, West Earl Township, Lancaster County, where she had resided since October 17, 2001. Born in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel F. and Sarah (Greeninger) Flickinger. Her husband, Harvey S. Sensenig, died January 10, 1965. She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reamstown, where she was active with the sewing ladies group. Frances had been employed for many years by the former Dutchmaid, Inc., Ephrata, and the former C&B Trimming, Reamstown. Surviving is a sister, Henrietta (Flickinger) Rishel, also a guest at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata; and several nieces and nephews.
Frances will be viewed on Wednesday evening, November 13, 2002, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM from our parlors and also on Thursday for a half an hour prior to the service.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 10:00 AM from Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 58 South Reamstown Road, Reamstown, PA 17567, with The Reverend Larry G. Hummer officiating. Burial will follow in Center Union Cemetery, East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
It was Frances' request that flowers not be sent. Please remember her with contributions to her church at the above address.
Arlene Wenger Slabach
August 1, 1920 - May 1, 2002
Arlene W. Slabach, 81, of 12 East Main Street, Brownstown, Lancaster County, died Wednesday evening at 9:50 PM in the Ephrata Community Hospital where she was a patient for the past 11 weeks. Born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Ira G., Sr., and Emma (Foltz) Wenger, and was the wife of C. Franklin Slabach for 61 years on May 27, 2001. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ of Hellers, Lancaster. Arlene retired in 1982 after 32 years with the former Shorenson & Co., Brownstown. Following retirement she joined her husband in operating their business, The Brownstown Restaurant, until they sold it in 1987. She was a member of Cloister Chapter #406 Order of Eastern Star, Ephrata; was on the board of directors of the Young at Heart Seniors, Brownstown; and was an avid bowler. Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Kathleen D., married to Ronald Roseman, Taylorsville, NC; and a son, C. Dean, married to Martha (Leonard) Slabach, Lexington, NC; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Short, Los Angeles, CA. She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Bertha Stief and Clara Buch, and 2 brothers, Ira G. Wenger, Jr., and Isaac Wenger.
Arlene's services will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 11:00 AM from Salem United Church of Christ of Hellers, Lancaster. Burial in Brownstown Cemetery, West Earl Township, PA. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the church on Tuesday with a service of farewell conducted by Cloister Chapter #406 Order of Eastern Star, Ephrata, at 9:30 AM.
If desired, contributions may be sent in Arlene’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The family is being served by Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Inc. of Reamstown.
Richard Slabach "Shuppy"
October 12, 1918 - February 25, 2006
Richard “Shuppy” Slabach, 87, formerly of Adamstown, Lancaster County, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 10:40 PM in ManorCare Sinking Spring where he resided since 1995. Born October 12, 1918, in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, he was raised by the late Harry P. Slabach and the late Elsie (Pierce) Zerbe Slabach. He was known for riding his bicycle around Adamstown and assisting in handyman chores for various families. “Shuppy” retired after 44 years of employment by Bollman Hat Factory, Adamstown.
A brief viewing will be held at our funeral home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, from 1:00 to 1:15 PM. We will plan on leaving at 1:15 for the graveside service at 1:30 PM at Muddy Creek Cemetery, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County .
Eva W. Snowden
December 26, 1907 - February 22, 2005
Eva W. Snowden, 97, formerly of Adamstown, Lancaster County, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at 2:08 PM in Ephrata Manor, Ephrata, Lancaster County, where she resided since April 1993. Born December 26, 1907, in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late James B. and Anna (Oberholzer) Witwer. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Gordon H. Briggs, in 1944, and Arthur B. Snowden, in 1967. She was a member of St. Paul ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adamstown. Eva was a 1928 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and worked as a registered nurse for 28 years at Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, from 1928-1956. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM from our parlors. The service will begin at 2:00 PM with The Reverend Sandra L. Gideon officiating.
Burial will follow in Center Union Cemetery, East Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA.