Deaths of Local Interest – May 25, 2017

By on May 24, 2017

John W. Burkholder, 84, of Denver, died May 18 at his home. John retired in 2006 from Tyson Food in New Holland after 39½ years. Following his retirement he volunteered at Christian Aid Ministries. He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. His daughter, Judy R., married to Lynn D. Strickler, lives in Lititz.

Eva (Burkholder) Dickersheid, 86, went to be with Jesus on May 20 at Ephrata Manor. A grandson, Jeffrey L. Martin, husband of Debbie; and granddaughter, Tina L. (Martin) Gossard, reside in Lititz.

Wilmer E. Hall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away May 16 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army where he was a guided missile technician. He operated Akron Electronics for 30 years. He was elected four times to Akron Borough Council and became the first Akron borough manager, which he served for 18 years. He was zoning officer and code enforcer at Leacock Township for 23 years. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying, especially when he piloted the Goodyear Blimp. He was a New York Yankees gan and he was member of the Lancaster County Jr. Championship Team in 1947. A sister, Ruth Ann, wife of Morris Hursh, lives in Lititz.

Patricia A. Hollinger, 73, of Mount Joy, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away May 14 at Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center in Mount Joy. A homemaker, Patricia was a member of Chiques Church of the Brethren in Manheim. She enjoyed various types of needlework, including sewing and crocheting. She is survived by four children: Rae Ann, wife of Curtis G. Martin; Robbin L., wife of Corey L. Kreiser; Richard F., husband of Trina M. Brubaker Hollinger; and Randal L., husband of Heidi A. Mull Hollinger, all of Manheim.

Andrew S. Hoover, 2, son of Melvin Oberholtzer Hoover and Karen Elaine Sauder Hoover died May 16 at his home in Marion Township, Berks County. He was born at home on Sept. 18, 2014. A great-grandmother, Vera Hoover, lives in Manheim.

Robert C. Strickler, 81, of New Holland, died May 13 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. He spent many years in real estate and insurance with Educators Mutual and Prudential Snyder Associates. He was a member of Ephrata Lodge #665, F. & A.M. Bob traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting all seven continents. He was an avid Penn State and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Bob traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting all seven continents. He was an avid Penn State and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is survived by two brothers: Henry, married to Pat Strickler, Manheim; and Amos Strickler, Lititz.

John F. Wiggins, 84, of Conestoga View, died May 12 at his residence. John was a machine shop worker at PA Scale in Leola for over 20 years. After his retirement he worked at Sharp Shopper, Leola, and Joe Myers Restaurant, Lancaster. He was a member of the Leola United Methodist Church and the Bareville Fire Company. He loved watching baseball and helping out at the fire company. His son, Brian A., husband of Tammy Ness Wiggins, lives in Lititz.

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