Deaths of Local Interest – Feb. 11, 2016

By on February 10, 2016

Jean E. Bowles, 84, entered into rest Feb. 2 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. Jean worked at Wyeth; co-managed the Double B Tavern, Columbia; the Watering Trough, Mount Joy; and the Colonial Inn, Marietta. She retired from Lancaster County Prison in 1995 after 17 years. She was a center control officer, and first female correctional officer to hold a permanent post. Her brother, Daniel M. Fitzkee, husband of Floy; and a son, Lee G. Bowles, reside in Manheim.

Annie W. Burkholder, 87, of Robesonia, passed away of natural causes Feb. 6. She was a homemaker and member of the Martins Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Her daughter, Elizabeth N., wife of Marvin Z. Weaver, lives in Lititz.

Theodore Joe Cammauf, 66, of Ephrata, passed away Feb. 7 at his residence. He was a member of the Ephrata Community Church, he was a big Philadelphia sports fan, enjoyed spending time and playing games with his children and grandchildren. He ran his own business, which was called Pre-Press Services. His son, Timothy T., husband of Tammi J. Cammauf, lives in Lititz.

Robert J. Flick Sr., 85, of Lancaster, passed away at his residence Feb. 1. Robert had been a police officer in Elizabethtown for 13 years, serving as chief of police for eight years. He then worked as a salesperson for 10 years for Gibbles Snack Foods, retiring in 1990. He bowled and traveled throughout the U.S. with the Pennsylvania Bowling Association. His son, Glenn J., married to Gerri Flick, lives in Manheim.

Catherine M. (Strickler) Gallagher, 85, of Mount Joy, passed away Feb. 4 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She worked as a registered nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital for more than 30 years in the pediatric ward. Catherine had a lifelong love of cooking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Her brother, Amos Strickler, resides in Lititz.

Laura Jean Hagelgans-Harple, 54, of Gap, died Feb. 2 at Penn Presbyterian. Laura had been a waitress and an artist. She was a very strong-willed person who was always upbeat. She had many interests and hobbies. Her art skills were one of her greatest assets. Her brother, Bill Hagelgans, husband of Mary Beth, lives in Lititz.

Mary Good Kreider, 86, of Brethren Village and formerly of Lampeter, entered peacefully into rest Jan. 28. Mary had worked at Willow Valley and also Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community in their culinary departments. She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, and spending time with her family. Her daughter, Mary Lou, wife of Gary Ruth, lives in Manheim.

Donald P. Rineer, 76, of Mount Joy, passed away Feb. 3 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Donald was an avid coin, stamp, and antique collector and dealer. He was a member of the Amvets. He served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960, where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. His son, Scott A. Rineer, lives in Lititz.

Ray Toby C. Sigman, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Toby was a professional truck driver, working for 30 years at Yellow Freight, retiring in 1999. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a Specialist 4th Class in Korea. His daughter, Karen L., married to Brian Bischoff, resides in Lititz.

Chris Thompson, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Feb. 1 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was born in Manheim to the late Harry W. and Lizzie (Emenheiser) Thompson. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Chris proudly served with the United States Marine Corps. His son, Christopher Grube, husband of Lisa, lives in Manheim.

Nancy R. Weaver, 78, of Lancaster, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Feb. 3. Nancy retired after 23 years as a Quality Control Inspector for R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Lancaster. Her son, James, husband of Jerrielle Weaver, lives in Manheim.

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