Deaths of Local Interest – Jan 11, 2018

By on January 10, 2018

Elizabeth L. (Mast) Brenneman, 87, of Lancaster, died Jan. 1 at LGH after an illness. She was the wife of Paul K. Brenneman. She attended the Lyndon Mennonite Church, Lancaster. Elizabeth enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Her son, Nevin M. Brenneman, married to Darisa (Heller), lives in Lititz.

Richard H. Brouse Sr., 84, a resident of Keystone Villa, Ephrata, passed away Dec. 21. He was employed by Ford New Holland as a commercial artist in the advertising and communications department for over 30 years. A longtime member of the Garden Spot Lions Club, he was a former state bowling champion. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, hunting, singing in choirs, and playing and umpiring in the work softball league. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. His son, Timothy C., husband of Julie Clouser Brouse, lives in Lititz.

Marvin J. Buchmoyer, 81, of East Petersburg, passed away Jan. 5 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a technical representative for the Xerox Corporation for 37 years before his retirement. Marvin was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, having served during the Korean Conflict. A member of the Landisville Lions Club, he enjoyed spending time with his family. A daughter, Patti (Wally) Poague, lives in Lititz.

R. Romayne Carpenter, 83, Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, formerly of Reamstown and Ephrata, died Jan. 1 in Ephrata Community Hospital. Romayne worked at Wendy’s, Ephrata, and Hemmerich Industries, Denver. She was a member of Reamstown Church of God, where she served as a greeter, and on the prayer chain. She enjoyed reading, visiting, shopping, traveling, doll collecting, and was a gospel concert groupie. A son, Robert Lee (Harriet Payne) Buffenmyer, lives in Lititz.

Galen Roger Dick, 81, of Stevens, and formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 2. He received his B.S. in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He taught at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School for 32 years. His daughter, Julie Kubitsky (David) lives in Lititz.

Dwain L. Faucett, 78, of Lancaster, passed away Jan. 1 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. Dwain retired from RCA after 40 years of service. He had an infectious sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. Even in his last days, he continued to joke with his doctors and nurses at hospice. Dwain enjoyed golfing and gardening, sharing his vegetables with many. A stepson, Brian F. Norton, husband of Roxanne, lives in Lititz.

Norman B. Good Jr., 89, of Ephrata, passed away Jan. 8 at Ephrata Manor. Norman drove trucks for many years, built interiors for yachts, and was one of the early users of Super-8 movie cameras. He and his wife Emma loved to travel with a multi-month trip to Alaska being the high point. A daughter, Thelma (Good), wife of Clarence H. Martin, lives in Lititz.

Stanley R. Kershner, 102, of Maple Farm Nursing Center, formerly of Witmer and East Petersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 2. He was a cake baker for Cooper’s Bakery, Leola and later worked as a store and post office clerk at W. W. Kershner’s Store, Witmer. Stanley was a lifetime member of the Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Hellers and was a member of the Witmer Fire Company. He enjoyed meeting his friends for breakfast at Family Fare Restaurant, East Petersburg. A grandson, James M., husband of Mary Caramadre Graham, resides in Manheim.

Doris J. Kolp-Ensminger, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 30 at Hospice Center in Mount Joy. She retired from Wintron in Runville and was of the Lutheran faith. She loved yard sales, casinos, four wheeling, lottery tickets, and the beach, but most of all spending time with her loving family and friends. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed. A son, Gary E. Kolp, husband of Cindy, lives in Lititz.

Glenn Richard “Dick” Kreider, 95, passed away Dec. 29 at Moravian Manor. He was a Navy Commander for 26 years, having served in the Pentagon and was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal, he was also a Hell Cat Pilot in the Philippines.

J. William Snavely died Dec. 31 in his home at Brethren Village Retirement Community. He was the husband of Ethel (Howry) Snavely. Bill graduated from the former East Hempfield High School and then served in the United States Army Air Corps. He retired from the family lumber, building materials and millwork businesses. He formed a committee that was responsible for the construction of the plaza at the Hempfield Athletic Field honoring people who made a significant contribution to the school. He was also part of the committee that formulated the construction of the woodworking shop for Brethren Village residents and co-chairing the shop’s on-going committee. Bill was inducted into the Hempfield Sports Hall of Fame with his fellow members of the 1943 Championship Basketball Team. At a later time, he was selected as a Distinguished Hempfield Alumnus.

Bridgid Agnes Taylor, 85, of Lancaster, passed away at Moravian Manor, on Dec. 31. She was born in County Sligo, Ireland. Bridie was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Gardening, knitting and walking were passions of Bridie’s.

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