Deaths of Local Interest – April 14, 2016

By on April 13, 2016

Dorothy Jane Albright, 92, passed away April 6 at the Mennonite Home. She was employed at RCA in the accounting department after graduation for 16 years, became a homemaker for many years, and then returned to work at St. Joseph Hospital in the data processing department for 14 years before retiring. She enjoyed golf and was an avid bridge player. Her son, Andrew, husband of Kelly Albright, lives in Manheim.

C. William Davis, 87, formerly of Lancaster, passed away April 7 at Masonic Villages. He served eight years in the Navy, enlisting twice, and was classified RD2 (Radarman Second Class) during World War II and the Korean War. Bill was employed by Alcoa Aluminum where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of Lititz American Legion Post No. 56. His daughter, Joni M. Halligan, wife of Troy, lives in Lititz.

Billy “Joe” Dickey, a.k.a. “Pappy,” of Sammamish, Wash., formerly of Manheim and Ephrata, entered the gates of Heaven April 3, surrounded by loved ones. He was a proud veteran, very independent, hardworking man who loved woodworking and spending time with his family. He was a great husband, brother, father, and grandfather.

Pauline I. Herzog, 94, of Luther Acres, formerly of Lehigh Valley, passed away peacefully April 6. A member of St. John Lutheran Church, she also volunteered at Luther Acres and a local food bank. Pauline enjoyed going to the beach, watching golf, and sewing clothing for dolls. She retired in 1979 from the former Schick Electric where she worked for 25 years as an assembly worker.

J. Robert Hess died April 8, surrounded by his loving family. He started his own registered Holstein herd in 1953, farming on land adjacent to the family farm in Strasburg Township. Bob changed careers in 1967, becoming a Realtor and real estate broker. In 1970, he, along with four others established Kingsway Realty. He was an active member of Neffsville Mennonite Church for 60 years and had a strong faith in God. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kenneth and Gladys (Sangrey) Martin, reside in Lititz.

Leroy Martin Horning, 79, of Annville, passed away peacefully April 10, at home. Leroy was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church. With an 8th grade education, he started building furniture with the family business, Horning’s Chair Shop, Hinkletown. He and his wife owned the Canterbury House restaurant, Palmyra. Leroy opened Horning’s Pedal Cars in Hershey where collectors as far as Norway came to his annual open house in October. He had a creative mind and was always dreaming up his next project. His daughter, Sally J. Moyer, wife of Eric, lives in Manheim.

Rosalyn Faith Martin, infant daughter of Ernest and Rhoda (Wise) Martin of Reinholds, passed away April 10 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Her maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Helen (Zimmerman) Martin, Manheim. Maternal great-grandparents Edwin and Ida (Rutt) Wise, live in Lititz.

John A. McFadden Sr., 85, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully April 8 at LGH. John spent 30 years of his career at Pennsylvania Malleable and went on to retire from New Holland. John’s passion was gardening and, over time, was seen by many as a master gardener, he took pride in his collard greens and cabbage. His daughter, Arlene McFadden, wife of William, lives in Lititz.

Clyde Leroy Spangler, 87, of Manheim, died April 6 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Clyde was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea. He also enjoyed hunting, playing golf, caddying for professional golfers and at one time met the great Arnold Palmer. He was the husband of Bertie Gibson Spangler, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage.

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