Deaths of Local Interest – Nov. 2, 2017

By on November 1, 2017

Arlene S. Gaul, 87, formerly of East Petersburg, passed away Oct. 25 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Arlene was a school bus driver for Getz Brothers for many years before her retirement. She was a member of Hempfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed visiting and going out to eat with family and friends, and traveling.

John D. “Jack” Knapp, 76, of East Petersburg, passed away Oct. 21. He most recently worked for Berk-Tek and formerly worked at Raymark Industries. Jack was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster. He enjoyed cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies and the Hempfield High School’s football team. His daughter, Patricia Appel, lives in Lititz.

Paul Clinton Phillips, 90, passed away on Oct. 19 at Brethren Village. Paul was able to do in life many of the things he most loved, including piloting airplanes and traveling, living, and working in locations across the globe. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, served and retired as a colonel in the United States Air Force. In his second career, Paul taught American studies as a professor with the University of Maryland Overseas Program, retiring in 2009. Surviving him are his wife, Jane Ellen Phillips; three sons: Kelly P. and Patrick L. Phillips, and Moshe Oberstein; and a daughter, Robin J. Phillips.

George Rogers Jr., 94, passed quietly in his sleep on Oct. 21, at Brethren Village, where he resided since 2002. His family was his life. A quiet, gentle man, George was loved by all and will be missed by many. He helped build the workshop at Brethren Village and after opening, he even learned caning at the age of 80. He worked for Western Electric in King of Prussia for 37 years. He served his country honorably during World War II in the United States Coast Guard.

Fred H. Rountree, 97, of Manor Township, passed away Oct. 26 at Oak Leaf Manor, Millersville. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was part owner of Dauphin Shoe Company, Harrisburg retiring in 1982. Fred enjoyed golfing, traveling and taking cruises. He was a member of the Conestoga Country Club, and enjoyed spending time in Florida. His stepson, Robert T., husband of Emma Ginter, lives in Lititz.

Grace H. Shenk, 97, of Annville, passed away on Oct. 23 at Hill Farm Estate in Annville. Grace was born in Clay. She had been a cafeteria manager for the Ephrata School District. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lititz. She enjoyed going to different events with her family, painting, attending craft shows, doll making, playing bingo, cooking, and baking.

Shirley T. Skethway, 79, of Paradise, passed away Oct. 24 at the hospice in-patient unit in Mount Joy. Shirley was a member of the Leacock Presbyterian Church. She had worked in the cafeteria at Pequea Valley High School and the ice cream shop at Kitchen Kettle Village. She enjoyed crafts, collecting antiques, gardening and going to the mountains.Her brother, John “Jack,” husband of Grace Trimble, lives in Manheim.

John Lester Shreiner, 73, of Ephrata, peacefully entered his heavenly home Oct. 23 surrounded by his loving family. John worked as a recruiter for DeVry University for 42 years. One of his favorite spots to unwind was the mountains at Raystown Lake. It was in those surroundings that he found he loved boating and four-wheeling. A sister, Lois (Shreiner) Brubaker, wife of Robert, lives in Manheim.

Douglas Andrew Snyder, 56, of Wilson, N.C., passed away Oct. 27. His father, John Snyder, husband of Betty, lives in Lititz.

Marilyn Manion Tyrrell, 82, a resident of Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz, died Oct. 27 at Lancaster General Hospital. Marilyn was on the Board of Directors of the Lancaster YWCA for several years and served two terms as president. She volunteered at the Southeast Lancaster Medical Center where she eventually became a part-time employee. She enjoyed white-water canoeing, cruises, and camping.

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