Deaths of Local Interest – Nov. 17, 2016

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Geraldine Skiles Blevins, 84, of Pequea, passed away Nov. 11 at Lancaster General Hospital. She worked for Hubley Toy Manufacturing and 7-Eleven convenience stores. She retired in 1997 from the Sico Co. where she was a cashier. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, puzzles, and word puzzles. Her sister, June Ochs, lives in Lititz.

Dr. Robert M. Brackbill Sr., 92, of New Holland, formerly of Landisville, died Nov. 10 at Garden Spot Village. He practiced dentistry for 44 years in Landisville. He also served as president of the Mt. Joy Rotary Club and the Denver-Adamstown Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Rotary Award. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, and playing bridge. His son, Andrew, married to Pamela (Courtney) Brackbill, lives in Lititz.

Henrietta M. (Young) Doner, 90, of Lancaster, died Nov. 13 at her home. Henrietta had retired from the former ISC, Lancaster in 1988 after ten years of service. Henrietta was also a member of the Guys and Dolls at St. Philip’s and St. Anne’s-Neumann Seniors. Her daughter, Debra M. Shank, resides in Manheim.

Robert E. Fenton, 73, of Lancaster, passed away Nov. 12 at his home. Bob was a quality control auditor for many years for electric and gas companies, and most recently with PSEG out of New Jersey. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He loved cooking, socializing, hunting, fishing, boating and eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. His daughter, Judy Ann Tangert, wife of Eric S., lives in Lititz.

Kitty Foster, 81, of Lancaster, died peacefully Nov. 8 at Conestoga View. Kitty was a self-taught antique dealer; specializing in Victorian-era antiques. She was the owner and operator of Fascination Antiques, with locations in Adamstown and Lancaster. Kitty had a lifelong passion for animals and faithfully volunteered for many years for the Humane League of Lancaster County. Her daughter, Catherine Chilcoat, resides in Lititz.

J. Ann Frontz, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Nov. 6 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Health. Ann was a teacher in the Lancaster School District. She was a member of ABWA. Ann enjoyed golf; and spending time at her winter home in Sun City West, Ariz. Her son, Michael W., husband of Holly Stokes Frontz, resides in Lititz.

Paul Hersh Kreider Jr., 72, of Lancaster, died Nov. 10 at Magnolias of Lancaster. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster. In addition to his primary occupation as senior program manager for military applications at L3, BT Fuse (formerly Hamilton Watch), he was also a skilled watchmaker. He loved to garden and was a great cook in addition to being an avid hunter and fisherman. His daughter, Bonita “Bonnie” Kreider, and her significant other, Jim Geisel, reside in Lititz.

Elvin K. Martin, 71, of Denver, passed away Nov. 9 at his residence. Elvin was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. Elvin worked as a dairy farmer for over 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing, tractors, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His brothers, Ivan K. Martin, husband of Gloria E. (Tipping); and Glen K. Martin, husband of Terry (Dunstan), live in Lititz. A sister-in-law, Mary Jane Martin, resides in Manheim.

Pastor J. Donald Martin Sr., 78, of Lebanon, passed away Nov. 11 at Stone Ridge Towne Center, Myerstown. For over 31 years he served as a pastor in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. He served as Chaplain in the Lebanon County Prison through Jubilee Ministries for many years. His sister, Laura Weaver, lives in Lititz.

John “Jack” H. Martin, 81, of Lancaster, passed away Nov. 9, surrounded by his family. Jack had worked for 24 years at Alcoa of Lancaster, retiring as a supervisor in 1987. He enjoyed traveling, being on the water in his boat, golfing with the guys, airplanes, and his many friends.He served in the Army National Guard in the late 1950s. His brother, Jere G., married to Helen Martin, lives in Lititz.

Daniel “Dan” F. Miller, 82 of Lancaster, passed away Nov. 12 at Brethren Village Retirement Community. Following serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War; he spent much of his career with the former Sealtest Dairy, Moore Dairy, United Twine, and Paper Company, and Calder Door and Specialty Co. An avid historian, in his spare time, he enjoyed attending auctions. He was the loving husband of Mary E. (Overly) Miller. his son, Darryl Miller, husband of Carol, lives in Lititz.

Howard M. Wyble, 83, of New Holland, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 12. A mechanic, he owned and operated Wyble’s Tune-Up Shop, New Holland. He also worked at the Manheim Auto Auction for more than 40 years, and earlier for John Sauder Chevrolet. He collected and restored John Deere tractors; often went to auctions; and was a member of the Worship Center. A pilot, he enjoyed flying his Mooney airplane.

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