Deaths of Local Interest – May 4, 2017

By on May 3, 2017

Ethel G. Danner, 89, formerly of Strasburg, died at Garden Spot Village on April 26. She was a seamstress at Hershey Garment Factory and retired from Calvary Fellowship Home. She was a long time member of Leacock Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. A sister-in-law, Millie Eby, lives in Lititz.

Stephen A. French, 58, of Lancaster, passed away April 25 at home with his family. Stephen was most recently employed by Philips Healthcare, NA, preceded by Wellspan Health, York. Stephen loved spending time with his family and pets. His devotion to his family and his firm faith in the Lord supported him in his health crisis and ultimately gave him peace. His mother, Sylvia French, lives in Lititz.

Faye E. Groff, 91, formerly of West Lampeter Township, passed away April 27 at The Glen at Willow Valley. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson as a registered nurse. She served for six months at Black Foot Indian Reservation in Oregon as part of her nursing training. She was supervisor of the infants formula room at Lancaster General Hospital. She also worked at Lampeter-Strasburg School District in food service. She was an excellent cook, especially her pot pie. Her granddaughter, Adrienne F. Groff, lives in Lititz.

Betty Jane Igou, of Lancaster, died peacefully at Luther Acres in Lititz on April 23, at the age of 95. Before moving to Lancaster, she was employed at the office of Everybody’s Publishing Co. B.J. enjoyed sewing, traveling, music, and attending concerts and live theater performances. She also worked as a tour guide at the Amish Farm & House for 32 years.

Edwin R. Martin, 61, of Denver, died April 24 at his home. Edwin was employed as a trim maker at A. B. Martin Roofing, Ephrata and was a member of Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. A sister, Linda Martin, lives in Lititz.

Charles “Chuck” L. Miller, 71, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 14. He worked in several hotels, and retired in 2013 from Parkway Properties as a building maintenance engineer. He was a proud member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. His son, Charles R. (Tiffany), lives in Lititz.

Howard R. “Chub” Rhinier, 79, of Lancaster, passed away April 29 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960 as a torpedoman on the DDE (Destroyer Escort). He was a warehouse worker for the former Pennsupreme Dairy and its successor, Kemps Foods, for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and drag racing. His daughter, Deborah J., wife of David Tobolski, lives in Lititz.

David M. Wolfskill, 79, of Newtown Square, formerly of Lancaster, died Dec. 28 at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He served in the U.S. Army with the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Seoul, Korea from 1963 to 1964. He owned and operated the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in Lancaster. He also actively worked performing physical therapy in Lancaster County with residents of Calvary Fellowship Homes; St. Anne’s Home; Masonic Village in Elizabethtown; and Audubon Villa, Lititz.

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