Deaths of Local Interest – Feb. 22, 2018

By on February 21, 2018

Betty Lorraine Brunozzi, 90, of Ephrata, passed away Feb. 12 at Moyer Personal Care. She managed various stands at local flea markets, including Root’s and Smoketown. She enjoyed traveling to the beach and the spending endless times in the mountains, Huntingdon County, Raystown Lake; and was an avid bowler and bingo player.

Daniel Eugene Buchter, 37, of Lancaster, passed away Feb. 11 surrounded by his family. He enjoyed Toy Story, The Three Stooges, Rev. John Hagy, the Whip at Knoebels, throwing ball, and swimming. He also enjoyed riding four-wheelers, go-karts, car rides and pillow fights with his niece and nephew. He could light up a room with his smile and was the life of any party. His paternal grandmother, Thelma Buchter, lives in Lititz.

Dorothy I. Cooper, 93, died Feb. 14 at Luther Acres, Lititz where she had been a resident for the past three months. Through classes at the Gettysburg Seminary Lay School she felt called to express spirituality through icons and became a student of Judy Cole. Many of her icons are displayed during various liturgical seasons in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, where she was a lifelong member. She enjoyed her retirement years at her river cottage in Wrightsville.

Stephen R. France, 82, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Dr. Edward C. Holder, 93, formerly of Wrightsville, passed away Feb. 9 at Luther Acres. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Walke and USS McKean. He participated in both the D-Day Invasion and the Invasion at Luzon in the Philippines. He was a chiropractor for 39 years in York. He enjoyed tending to his flower gardens and birding, especially feeding them and trying to outsmart squirrels that would raid the feeder.

Kathleen L. (Hess) Jones, 95, formerly of Holtwood, passed away Feb. 17 at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz. Kathleen was a 1941 graduate of Millersville-Manor High. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, baking, reading, bird-watching, and doing puzzles.

Zana M. Rudy, 80, formerly of Refton, passed away Feb. 14 at Brethren Village. She worked at a garment factory, umbrella factory, cleaned homes, worked in the housekeeping department at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, and she worked at Buck Motorsports Park. She also helped her husband with a lawn mowing business. A talented seamstress, Zana made many wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and made clothing for her children when they were young. Zana was well known for her joy in decorating for Christmas.

Laurie A. Salimbeni, 54, of Mount Joy, passed away peacefully Feb. 17 at Hospice & Community Care after a courageous 12-year battle with ovarian cancer. Laurie worked for the Wilbur Chocolate Company in Lititz for many years, working in various management and leadership positions. As a huge geocaching hobbyist she loved meeting new people, taking trips and hikes, as well as solving and creating unique puzzle caches. She was a tireless advocate for ovarian cancer and helped to create awareness. Her sister, Dr. Nancy (Posipanko) Herr, lives in Lititz.

James F. Stewart, 73, of Lititz, died on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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