Deaths of local interest – Sept. 7, 2017

By on September 6, 2017

Lita Blough, 54, of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 31 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Lita loved to attend the Excentia Program at Keystone Communities. She also enjoyed going to amusement parks, musical events, camping and going out to eat. She was a very outgoing and social person who had a beautiful smile. Her sister, Sue L., married to Dave Haldeman, lives in Manheim.

Ann O. Jones, 89, of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 24 at Moravian Manor in Lititz, following a brief illness. Ann was a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art. Besides being a homemaker, she worked multiple retail jobs. She was a lifetime member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, being an active member of the Lancaster Women’s Town Club, and traveling throughout the world with her husband. While living at Moravian Manor, she was an active member of the Health Center family, the bell choir and the Better Late Than Never drama club.

Edna H. Pipkin, 90, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Aug. 30 at Conestoga View. Edna worked at Lombardo’s Restaurant, Rose Bowl Restaurant, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and finally at Lancaster Career and Technology Center in Willow Street. Always known for her great sense of humor, she loved people, kids and animals. She always surrounded herself with as many people as possible. Her sister, Dorothy Nicklaus, resides in Manheim.

Brian C. Schlotthauer, 62, of Lancaster, formerly of Columbia, passed away Sept. 3. He was an executive chef, having worked for various Lancaster County establishments for 20 years, and also taught for 17 years at Lancaster Career and Technology Center, Willow Street. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers with his son; he loved animals; and he reached out to families who had members struggling with addiction problems. His son, Zachary B. (Sara E.) Schlotthauer, lives in Manheim.

Lester S. Styer, 79, of Lancaster, died Sept. 1 at Lancaster General Hospital. Lester served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was a carpenter/stagehand working at various woodworking and restoration companies throughout his career. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing in Northeast Maryland and loved to bowl, bowling multiple games of 300. His sister, Rose Coonan, lives in Manheim.

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