Deaths of Local Interest – July 25, 2015

By on June 24, 2015

Evelyn Roberts Bishop died May 30 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Columbia. As a registered nurse, she worked in emergency services, pediatrics and geriatrics. She was the grandmother of eleven grandchildren. Her daughter, Marie Wood, husband Geoff, lives in Lititz.

Elwood G. Brubaker, 96, passed away June 15 at Landis Homes. A farmer, he continued to work well into his 70s. He was a member of Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, where he served as a trustee and on the cemetery committee. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Larch Mount Hunting Camp in Potter Counter.

C. Joanne (Williams) Buckley, 84, of Lancaster, died June 19, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Manheim. She was employed as a clerk for Armstrong for 34 years until her retirement in 1991. Joanne was a lifetime member of the Train Collectors Association, and was an avid reader and loved counted cross-stitch.

Ce’vaughn M. Caldwell, 20, of Terre Hill, passed away in a car accident June 18. Ce’vaughn was a landscaper who enjoyed all sports, especially football, basketball, and track and field. He also played for the minor league Ghost Riders football team. His grandmother, Cathy M. Blevins, resides in Lititz.

Cora E. Dippner, 83, Stevens, died June 17 in Ephrata Community Hospital. Cora was a member of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Denver, and cleaned for various families and businesses in the area. She enjoyed jigsaw and word puzzles and loved her cats. Her brother, David D. Berger, resides in Lititz.

Roger J. Dohner, 81, of Akron, passed away after a brief illness, June 18, at his residence. He was a truck driver at Sensenich Propellers until his retirement in 1993, was a member at the Ephrata Rec Center, an avid golfer, an ASA umpire and enjoyed yard work and hunting. His son, Joseph T., husband of Tracy (Hiester) Dohner, lives in Brickerville.

Veryl W. Lincoln, 70, of Lancaster, died June 17 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Marines. Veryl retired as Senior Product Manager from Lancaster’s APBA Game Company in 2011 where he was employed for 46 years. A devout baseball fan, he coached several local teams. Veryl enjoyed woodworking and was an avid Manheim Central football fan.

Helen E. Keener Long, 89, of Mount Joy, passed away peacefully June 16. Born in Manheim, Helen was employed by the former Hestico Dress Factory, where she worked as a garment draper for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed dog sitting, gardening, decorating for the holidays and traveling with her family. She was a dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family.

Armida “Noni” Mastropietro, 94, of Lancaster, passed away June 15 at Brethren Village. Born in Roccacasale, Abruzzi, Italy, she was the proud mother of three sons, as well as a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Known for her talent in the kitchen, Noni cooked often and was always happiest when her family was together at the dinner table. Above all, Noni will be remembered for her kind heart, selfless love, and her smile.

Leroy W. Oberholtzer, 76, of Memphis, Mo., passed away June 18 at his residence with his family by his side. Formerly of Ephrata, he moved to Missouri in 1975 and worked as a dairy farmer until his retirement. His brothers-in-law, Mahlon (Erma) Martin; and Mervin (Ruth) Martin, lives in Lititz.

Mary S. Shank, 69, of Mount Joy passed away peacefully June 19. Mary was a familiar and welcoming face at the Skylight Info Desk of Lancaster General Hospital where she helped guide patients and staff throughout the hospital. She was a member of the Fire Department Mount Joy Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flower beds, cooking, traveling to Virginia Beach. Her daughter, Suzanne, wife of David Lefever, lives in Lititz.

Betty L. Wilson, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on June 17 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She worked for Hamilton Watch Company, where she met her husband. She was a former, very active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Mountville for many years. She also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed reading, shopping, collecting pottery, and traveling with her husband. Her son, Todd R., husband of Christine Wilson, lives in Lititz.

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