Deaths of Local Interest – July 31, 2014

By on July 30, 2014

Rosemary Blumenschein, 89, passed away July 23 at Magnolias of Lancaster, after a lengthy illness. She retired from the former Howmet Corporation where she worked in the production line. Rosemary was a charter member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Her stepdaughter, Shirley Aurand, resides in Lititz.

George Gruen, 86, of 16 Kennedy Drive, Ephrata, died unexpectedly July 26 at Ephrata Hospital with his family by his side. As an Ordained Minister, he always said he was just a little guy in God’s army, but those who knew him, knew he was actually a giant in God’s army. He was the President and Director for Truth for Israel, Inc. George coached championship basketball and baseball teams in Philadelphia city leagues. His daughter, Dawn Rismiller, wife of Eric, resides in Lititz.

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