Deaths of Local Interest: Feb. 28, 2019

By on February 27, 2019

Dr. George S. Blymire Jr., D.D.S., 88, of Willow Street, formerly of Mount Wolf, passed away Feb. 17 at The Glen at Willow Valley. He owned and operated his own dental practice at Wheatlyn Dental in Manchester. Dr. Blymire proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. A daughter, Pamela McCartney, wife of Thomas, lives in Lititz.

Marianne Rose (Hoover) Bomberger-Lynch, 86, a homemaker, of Lancaster, died Feb. 16 at UPMC Pinnacle, Lititz, surrounded by her family. A devout Catholic, Marianne was a member of Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lancaster and a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lancaster. Marianne was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her sons, Stephen L. Bomberger, married to Cathy; and Richard K. Bomberger, married to Joyce, all live in Manheim.

Pauline C. Fenstermacher, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Feb. 19 at Ephrata Manor. Her last years, were spent with companion Richard Reinhold. Pauline was a tour guide for the Ephrata Cloister. She enjoyed cross stitch and crochet. her son, Rodney, husband of Jeralyn Fenstermacher, lives in Lititz.

Barry L. Frank, 74, of East Petersburg, passed away Feb. 24. Born in Elizabethtown, he had worked as a pressman for 32 years at RR Donnelly, retiring in 2004. Barry’s faith was of great importance to him and he attended LCBC in Manheim. He loved all sports, especially playing basketball and golf. His greatest treasure was spending time with his family. Living in Manheim are his brother Charles, married to Tammy Frank; and his brother-in-law, Harold Fastnacht.

Brenda S. Hess, 76, of Conestoga, passed away Feb. 21 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Columbia. Brenda was a very caring person, who loved her family very much. She also enjoyed traveling. A stepdaughter, Kimberly A. (Andrew S.) Youndt, lives in Manheim.

Wesley “Tater” Hildebrand, 17, joined the bands in heaven on Feb. 9. Wesley was a senior at J.P. McCaskey High School and was taking a college course at HACC. He was a member of Living Faith Church, where he played drums on the worship team. He was the drummer in the band Two Pints Shy. He demonstrated his musical talents as a very young boy while banging on paint cans. He continued his passion when his family decided to buy him his first drum set at the age of 10. He was a member of the high school jazz band, marching band, and the drumline. Wesley was a member of the Cross Country team and enjoyed cooking, baking and writing poetry.

Edna Arlene (Martin) High, 91, of Lebanon, passed away Feb. 22 at StoneRidge Towne Centre in Myerstown. Edna and her husband were dairy farmers. She enjoyed her family and dedicated her time to raising six children and helping on the farm. After retiring from the dairy farm, she also worked at Dutch-Way Farm Market. She was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church. A daughter, Brenda, wife of Robert Burkhart, lives in Lititz. A son, Jay Stanley, husband of Marilyn (Gingrich) High, resides in Manheim.

Noah S. Hurst, 89, of Ephrata, passed away Feb. 21 at home. He was a member of Crossroads Community Fellowship, where he was an ordained deacon, song leader and Sunday school teacher. Noah was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. For the last 15 years he was a sales clerk at Paul B. Zimmerman. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, gardening and attending auctions. His family was the joy of his life. A sister, Eva S. Groff, lives in Lititz.

Deborah S. Metzler, 63, of Ephrata and Denver, passed away Feb. 19. Debbie was an active member of the Worship Center in Leola, where she often attended the ladies’ Bible study. Her favorite hobby was thrifting, enjoying the treasures she’d find at local thrift stores and yard sales. Debbie was the family historian and had great interest in genealogy. A son, Eric M. Graham. resides in Lititz.

T. Larry Musser, 81, of Masonic Villages, Elizabethtown, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 22 with his family by his side. Larry was a graduate of Hershey High School. He proudly served in the United States Army. Larry retired from Wilbur Chocolate. He enjoyed driving his Ford truck and riding his Harley Davidson. Most of all, Larry cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Regina T. Proper, 68, of Willow Street, died Feb. 19 at her home. Regina worked for 21 years as a Service Aid at Conestoga View in Lancaster. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, scrapbooking and cooking. A son, Harold (Lisa) Proper III, resides in Lititz.

Veronica Gehman Youndt, 98, a resident of Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 18. A mother to six, she sewed over 7,000 school kits for Mennonite Central Committee. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, playing games and serving others. She was a member of the Gehman Mennonite Church. Her sister, Mary Gehman, lives in Lititz.

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