Deaths of Local Interest – June 11, 2015

By on June 10, 2015

Shirley Joan (Rice) Beck, 85, of Lancaster, passed away June 6 at Hamilton Arms Nursing Home. She had numerous career paths through the years including employment at RCA Corp., Hubley Manufacturing, and LGH. Shirley enjoyed boating and the beach with her family and the many friends that she considered part of her family. Her sister, Betty (Rice, Danielsen) Richmond, lives in Lititz.

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. Her daughter, Marie Wood, husband of Geoff, lives in Lititz.

Mary G. Caramenico, 81, of Denver, passed away June 3. Her daughter Lynn C., wife of Rodney Scott, lives in Manheim.

Donald L. Esbin, 71, of Lancaster, went to be with The Lord June 3 at Brethren Village. He was the husband of Josephine Shreiner Esbin, with whom he would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this July 18. Don had been a pharmacist and was the owner of Willow Pharmacy of Willow Street from 1973 to 1997. He had also been the owner of Quarryville Drug from 1997 to 1982. Don enjoyed reading, golf, and loved boating, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969.

Sandra L. Felker, 66, of Marietta, passed away June 1 at Conestoga View, Lancaster. A homemaker, Sandra enjoyed fly fishing, camping, and hiking, was a volunteer at the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania in Lititz and was a member of the 30th Pennsylvania, Company E, Civil War re-enactment group as well as an active member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Lancaster.

Marshall D. “Marty” Ferguson, 81, of Gap, passed peacefully June 6. He joined the Marine Reserves before serving in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Tokyo, Japan. Marty retired from Lukens Steel Co. in 1998 after 37 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his early years, and later in life was a member of the Lukens Golf Team. He loved music and had a contagious laugh. His son, Barry L., husband of Cynthia (Westcott) Ferguson, lives in Lititz.

Lloyd H. Herr, 87, passed away June 2 at Brethren Village where he resided for the last six years. The husband of Darlene E. (Miller) Herr, they just observed their 65th wedding anniversary. He was a dairy and broiler farmer until 1973 when he joined the custodial staff of Millersville University from which he retired in 1993. In his retirement, he served as sexton of the Ascension Lutheran Church, Willow Street.

Kevin Michael Hillegas, 52, of Conestoga, passed away of natural causes June 6 at LGH. He was a welder for Herr and Sacco, Manheim for 35 years. He was a member of Charles M. Howell Lodge No. 496, F.&A.M., Millersville, Valley of Lancaster, Harrisburg Consistory, and the Zembo Shrine. He enjoyed the outdoors including riding motorcycles, ATV, hunting, and fishing.

Mae S. (Martin) Schneider Metzler, 88, of Akron, passed away June 1 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster. She had been a registered X-ray technician for 33 years at the Ephrata Community Hospital. Mae enjoyed traveling, crocheting, quilting, entertaining friends and family, playing games with her grandchildren, and was always a very upbeat, positive person. Three sisters: Arlene Hurst, Margaret Martin, and Lois Zimmerman, all reside in Lititz.

John H. Ware IV, 73, of Oxford, died May 28 in his home. He worked for Penn Fuel Gas of Oxford, served on the board of American Water Works and was active in local organizations, including West Nottingham Township supervisors, Oxford Borough Council, and the Oxford Senior Center. John was committed to philanthropy and devoted much of his time to making Oxford a strong and wonderful community for all who live there. He had a strong interest in politics and education, along with an unforgettable sense of humor. His daughter, Nancy Ware Sapp, lives in Lititz.

Nancy E. “Nan” Weber, 62, of Camp Hill, passed away May 30 at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was a daughter of Earl and his wife Margaret Weber of Lititz, and the late Edith “Jackie” (Kreitz) Weber. Nancy was a program director with Keystone Human Services in Lancaster. She was an avid reader and was passionate about the well-being and rescue of cats.

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