Deaths of Local Interest – May 28, 2015

By on May 27, 2015

P. Timothy Buhr, 46, of Lancaster, passed away May 20 at Calvary Fellowship Homes. Tim was a member of Calvary Church. He was active in the Special Olympics, Camp Hebron, Black Rock Camp, and Lighthouse Vocational Center, Petra Fellowship of New Holland. His sister, Betty Hanselman, lives in Manheim.

Pauline “Polly” M. Emerick, 90, of Denver, passed away May 18 at Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center. Polly was a lifelong member of Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Denver. She worked at Armstrong and the Ephrata Market Basket. Her daughter, Jill, wife of Jeremy Zimmerman, resides in Lititz.

Frank C. Evans, 98, formerly of Lampeter and recently of Oak Leaf Manor, Millersville, died at Manor Care Health Services May 22. Frank worked for the former Slaymaker Lock Company and retired from Armstrong World Industries, Floor Plant. He loved planting flowers and working on his well-kept lawn. He always had his mowing equipment in great repair. Frank had excellent carpenter skills. He had been born in Brickerville. His granddaughter, Tina M., married to Dereck Hench, lives in Lititz.

Nancy J. Heller, 89, died May 19 at Brethren Village. Nancy was affiliated for 44 years with Armstrong World Industries. She served as official hostess to the wives whose husbands attended meetings sponsored by Armstrong. In 1966, she was recognized “Hiker of the Year” by the Lancaster Hiking Club. During the Lancaster Bicentennial, she served as a guide on the city walking tour.

Janet Frymyer Hoover, 87, of Lancaster, passed away at her home May 21, following a long illness. She worked at Eastbrook Family Health Center as a receptionist until she retired. Not only did she know each patient, she also knew each chart number. One of Janet’s legacies is her delicious homemade chicken pie that she delivered to families with new babies or to families in times of illness. Her daughter, Beverly Hoover Funk, married to Pastor Gregory Funk, lives in Elm. Her sister, Dorothy Victorello, lives in Lititz.

Ida Long, 96, of Ephrata, and formerly of Denver, passed away May 21 at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy. Her daughter, Judith A., wife of Jay Horning, lives in Lititz.

Richard K. McVey, 84, of Lancaster, died May 19 at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He retired from Precision Form, Lititz. Richard served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War overseas in Italy. He enjoyed going to public auctions. A sister, Jeanne Connor, resides in Lititz.

Arthur E. Miller, 91, of Palmyra, passed away May 20 at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. Arthur retired from Executive Coach, Lancaster, in 1988. Previously he was employed by the former Johnson Bus Co. and drove school bus for Manheim School District, enjoyed watching sports, traveling the tristate area, especially Avalon Beach. He also enjoyed riding his bicycle and motorcycle in his younger years, and sang in a quartet as a tenor.

Elizabeth Myer Myer, 91, of Lancaster, passed away May 21 at Brethren Village. In her earlier years, she worked at Miller’s Family Restaurant, Bell Telephone Co. as an operator, and for Dr. Robert M. Brackbill, dentist. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed volunteering at Brethren Village. Her interests included gardening, baking, and gathering and preserving produce.

Amanda “Dada” Rodgers, 30, of Mechanicsburg, died unexpectedly in Mifflinville on May 18. She was a social worker case manager for visually and hearing impaired adults with Schazenbach Consulting in Dillsburg. Amanda had a gift for working with autistic children and children always gravitated towards her. Amanda loved music, dancing and the outdoors. A sister, Nicole, her husband Jeffrey Rueckel, and step-niece, Hannah, live in Lititz.

Dorothy V. (Barr) Sangrey, 89, a homemaker, of Lititz, died May 16 at Luther Acres, Lititz. In earlier years, Dorothy was an avid roller skater. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, crafts, helping others and spending time with her family and friends.

Mary Jane (Grams) Shepler, 91, of Columbia, passed away peacefully May 21 in Susquehanna Valley Nursing Home. Mary loved cooking and enjoyed playing bingo. Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her son, Harry “Jim” Shepler, and wife Linda, reside in Lititz.

Dorothy S. Sindall, 89, of Willow Valley Retirement Community, died peacefully May 20. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who dedicated her life to her family. Dorothy and her husband were the founders of Sindall Transport, Inc., New Holland, which they founded in New Hamburg, Ontario. Her son, Donald G., husband of Kimberly M. Sindall, lives in Lititz.

Pauline M. Stoltzfus, 86, of Lancaster, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital May 23. Along with her late husband Lester, she owned a farm in the Parkesburg area and also operated a produce stand at Root’s Market of Manheim, Green Dragon of Ephrata, and the Leesport Farmer’s Market. She enjoyed vacationing to Florida, traveling especially to Dollywood, camping, quilting, and playing bingo.

Lynnwood L. “Yodie” Yohn, 74, of South Londonderry Township, passed away May 21 at Twin Oaks Nursing Center, Campbelltown. A former employee of Highland Tank, Manheim for 25 years, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Beatty DD-756. He enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles, horses, and tinkering in the garage. His daughters, Vicki L., wife of David Weachter; and Tracy L., wife of Jeff Krushinski; and three grandchildren: Haley N., wife of Justin Gorden; Hillary R. Weachter; and Ellie F. Krushinski; all reside in Lititz; granddaughter Aislinn N., wife of Travis Harrison, lives in Manheim.

Ella W. Zimmerman, 83, of Ephrata, passed away May 19 at Fairmount Homes. Ella was a member of the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. She was a domestic worker. Her brother, Aaron W., husband of Lena (Weaver) Zimmerman, lives in Lititz.

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