Deaths of Local Interest – Jan. 5, 2017

By on January 4, 2017

Doris W. Deck, 68, of Silver Spring, died peacefully Dec. 25 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center.A homemaker, she was a member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Doris had a lifelong passion for her cats.

Kenneth E. Ewing, 42, of Lancaster, entered into rest Dec. 24 at home. He was a welder by trade and a fan of Eagles football and NASCAR. His children, Braden and Rylan Beebe, both reside in Lititz.

Alvin L. Feister, 88, of Lancaster, formerly of Paradise, passed away at Lancashire Hall on Dec. 26. He was employed as a house painter for many years, retiring from the maintenance department of Paradise Elementary School. In his retirement years he enjoyed restoring and refinishing antique furniture. His brother, Harold Feister, lives in Lititz.

Sara Burkholder Hess Hess, 93, formerly of Quarryville, and more recently, Millersville, died Dec. 24. When first married, she lived south of Quarryville, where she and her husband farmed, raised seven children, and operated a bed and breakfast. Her daughter, Carol, wife of Jay Mylin, lives in Manheim.

Lester Eugene Ramsey, 88, of Denver, died Dec. 25 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Lester was the manager of the packaging department for Walter W. Moyer Company, and a manager of outlet stores for Gerber Children’s Wear. He served in the US Army during World War II where he was a chauffeur for Generals Douglas MacArthur and Charles Willoughby. He was a practical joker, outdoorsman, and a Phillies fan. His daughter, Julie A., wife of David Emrhein, lives in Lititz.

Lois Emma Rissler, 83, of Latham, passed away Dec. 22 at her home. Her daughter, Karen Sue Rissler, lives in Lititz.

Anna Mae Sensenig, 79, of Gap, passed away at her home on Dec. 24. She was a very active member of the Limeville United Methodist Church of Gap. In her early years she was a cook at the former Hungry Man Restaurant and she had owned Anna Mae’s Restaurant of Gap. Most recently she provided transportation to the Amish community. Her daughter, Cynthia A., wife of Don Diffenbaugh, lives in Lititz.

Richard C. “Dick” Weber, 85, of New Holland, passed away Dec. 30, at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. Dick retired as district sales manager for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Mo. He most recently worked part-time for Garden Spot Auto Auction. He was passionate about reading, politics, sports, hunting and motorcycle riding. His brother, Elvin Weber, lives in Lititz.

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