Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 23, 2018

By on August 22, 2018

Joan L. (Koser) Bryan, 77, a resident of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, and formerly of Bainbridge, passed away Aug. 12 at Lancaster General Hospital. Joan was a graduate of Donegal High School and retired from Armstrong World Industries in 2000. After retirement, she enjoyed working outside, especially in her flowerbeds and attended Word of Life Chapel, Bainbridge. Above all, she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her son, Patrick J. Bryan, husband of Melissa, resides in Manheim.

Frances Glass Duval, 93, of Lancaster passed away Aug. 14, at Moravian Manor in Lititz. Frances was a devoted mother, wife, and friend. She was a wonderful homemaker while also being active in various organizations in the suburbs of Chicago, Philadelphia, Hartford, Birmingham, and Lancaster, where she and John had lived over the years. She loved the beauty of nature, wonderful books, music, animals, and the years that the family boated on the Chesapeake Bay. The family wishes to thank Moravian Manor Health Care Center for their wonderful care and never-ending kindness and compassion.

Pearl R. Graybeal, 104, passed into the arms of her Savior Aug. 15 at Brethren Village Retirement Center, Lititz. She was a charter member of Hempfield United Methodist Church. For several years, she was employed as a seamstress at Logan’s Department Store and The Hager Store in Lancaster. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing and visiting with her many family members. She continued crocheting well after her 100th birthday, making lap blankets for the Ronald McDonald House.

Timothy Andrew Hoover, infant son of Aaron O. and Edna M. (Zimmerman) Hoover, passed away Aug. 20 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center. His paternal great-grandmother, Vera Z. Hoover, lives in Manheim.

Dale Leroy Rambler, 64, of Elizabethtown, passed away Aug. 18 at home. Dale worked as a mason for several area contractors leading to his own business and finished his career with J.C. Snavely & Sons in Landisville. He loved bicycling, and enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and video games. Dale was a member of the Handyman Club of America, and enjoyed tinkering and working with his hands. Two brothers, Donald Rambler, husband of Tanya; and Scott Rambler, live in Manheim.

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