Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 11, 2016

By on August 10, 2016

David A. Bernot, 67, of Mount Joy, passed away Aug. 2 at Lancaster General Hospital. He worked in commercial banking for 20 years at Hamilton Bank/Corestates Bank; and 19 years at Union National Bank. Dave volunteered for 15 years with the Mount Joy Athletic Association, coaching baseball and serving as treasurer. Dave was an avid golfer and car enthusiast. His son, Philip Bernot, husband of Stacey, lives in Manheim.

Lois Lorraine Burkholder, 81, of Washington Boro, was received in the arms of her loving Lord Aug. 3. Lois was a homemaker and a true helpmate to her husband on the farm. She loved the outdoors and fresh air. Lois was a member of Living Light Mennonite Church and served the Lord there and in many capacities. Her sister, Doris, wife of the late Mahlon Gochnauer, lives in Lititz.

Rachel (Zug) Good, 84, died July 28 at Manor Care Dallastown. Before her marriage, she worked as a bank teller at Keystone Bank in Manheim. She attended Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, where she was a deacon’s wife for 25 years. She also was involved in the York County Farm Women’s Society. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, and singing. Entertaining her friends and family brought her much joy.

Wesley S. “Bill” Grover Jr., 79, of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 5. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1957 and was honorably discharged in October 1962. Bill was a true patriot who loved his country and was a World War II history buff. He was a competitive bridge player who achieved the rank of Silver Life Master. With his wife, he taught and ran bridge games on cruise ships around the world. His daughter, Sheryl L. Fisher, wife of Gary, lives in Manheim.

Rebecca R. Herr, 84, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 2 at Landis Homes. Rebecca was a registered nurse who worked as a missionary in Honduras for 12 years, and Community Health Nursing for 20 years. She was a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the sewing circle. She loved to quilt for the Mennonite Central Committee and Landis Homes.

Jeffrey S. Koser, 59, of Manor Township, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 1 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was currently employed by Turkey Hill Dairy where he worked in the cooler. Jeff loved sports, especially Philadelphia teams and baseball. His love for baseball showed in his many years as an umpire for the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League. His sister, Karen Stahley, lives in Lititz.

Isaac S. Lantz, 75, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Aug. 2 at home. Born in Gordonville, Isaac was self-employed in the lawn care business and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. A sister-in-law, Amanda, lives in Lititz.

Jeanine B. McConnell, 68, of Lancaster, formerly of Ephrata, died July 31 at Magnolias of Lancaster. She held two positions which she especially loved: the first was when she served as assistant director of Ephrata Area Social Services; the second was her position as manager of Cocalico Senior Center, where she earned the nickname, “Mrs. Fun.” A son, Thompson O. McConnell, husband of Betsy, resides in Lititz.

Ethel Mae Poppe, 78, of Leola, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer Aug. 2. A homemaker and member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Lancaster, she enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with family. Her son, Brian, married to Melissa Schucker Poppe; and a daughter, Debra Bomberger, live in Lititz.

William Clair Schulz III, 69, of Lancaster, died Aug. 4 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of American Legion Post No. 34, Lancaster, where he served as a veteran service officer. Bill was a former board member of the Lancaster Recreation Commission, and was proud to be a US Army recruiter because he felt he was helping young people find their way. His brother, Brian Schulz, lives in Manheim.

Betty Clara Sechler, 80, of Somerset, died Aug. 5 in Pittsburgh. A son, Charles Hawkins Jr.; and a daughter, Freda Hawkins Shelley, live in Manheim. A son, Jeff Hawkins, resides in Lititz.

Rufus Z. Zimmerman, 68, of Lebanon, passed on to his eternal reward Aug. 2, at home. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church. A son, Rufus Lee, husband of Marlene Wise Zimmerman, lies in Manheim.

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