Norman J. McVey, 93, of Nottingham PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Dorothy Stanley McVey. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Norman had retired from Elk Mills Quarry where he had worked as a heavy equipment operator. He then continued working 22 years as the caretaker of the Mouse House Farm, Nottingham. Norman was an avid bowler, and a John Deere tractor enthusiast.
Born in Nottingham PA, he was a son of the late Roman and Ethel Dawson McVey.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, sons, Wayne McVey (Michelle), Elizabethtown, Scott McVey (Tracey), Rawlinsville, 3 grandchildren, Taylor Appel (Nathan), Dustin McVey (Serena), Hunter McVey, siblings Donald McVey, and Linda Brown.
John K. Zook, age 75, of 2531 Noble Road, Kirkwood, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was the husband of Lydia B. Stoltzfus Zook.
Born in Quarryville, he was the son of the late Joel K. and Mary King Zook. John was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by 5 children: Stephen S. husband of Rebecca Stoltzfus Zook of Peach Bottom, Anna S. Zook of Kirkwood, Mary S. Zook, Rebecca B. Zook, both of Quarryville, Samuel K. husband of Katie Fisher Zook of Kirkwood, 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 7 siblings: Christ K. husband of Ann Hager Zook of Hot Springs, NC, Lydia K. wife of Amos Fisher of Myersdale, PA, Bennie K. husband of Fannie Miller Zook of Paradise, Samuel K. husband of Susie King Zook of Quarryville, Enos J. husband of Malinda Stoltzfus Zook of Strasburg, Ammon K. husband of Katie Stoltzfus Zook of Honey Brook, Elsie K. Zook of Quarryville.
Jack Ross, age 90, of Paradise, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, one day before celebrating his 66th wedding anniversary with his wife Arlene Keene Ross.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Earl and Irene Stoner Ross. He was a graduate of Quarryville High School Class of 1947.
He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Jack was an active member of Georgetown United Methodist Church and the church’s cemetery association. He was a carpenter for Wickersham Construction for 28 years retiring in 1993. He enjoyed gardening, watching birds, bowling, traveling, carpentry and being a handyman. He was a member of the Gap VFW and American Legion.
Anna Marie Hyde, age 94, of Quarryville, PA, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019.
She was born on May 28, 1924 in Philadelphia,PA to Phillip and Anna (McQuaid) Lazarus. Anna graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls' High School. Anna studied at St. Joseph's University and ultimately earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
In 1953, she married Thomas Hyde Sr of Belmont MA. They raised five children in their Woodbury NJ home: Kathryn, Christopher, Thomas Jr (Mary), Peter, and Paul. Anna has four grandchildren (Jeffrey, Carolyn, Daniel, and Jacob). As a past president of Saint Joseph University’s Alumnae Association, she was delighted to see her grandson Jeffrey graduate from her alma mater.
Michelle A. McMaster, 53, of Harmony Ridge Drive, Drumore, PA died unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
She was the wife of John J. McMaster.
Born in Chester, PA she was the daughter of Robert and Betty Miller Suloff.
Michelle had been employed by Musser’s Market at the Buck in the meat department.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mildred V. “Millie” Swinehart, 94, of Conestoga View and formerly Holtwood, entered into rest on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born in Martic Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elmer H. and Dora E. (Harmon) Oldham. Her husband, Ray Swinehart, passed in 2005.
Millie worked out of her house as a hairdresser. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and knitting. She was a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.
Gary L. Church, 59, of Paradise and formerly of Kirkwood, entered into Heaven on Friday, April 12, 2019.
He was the husband of Robin Whiteside Church.
Born December 31, 1959, Gary was the son of Edgar L. and Blanche G. Metzler Church.
Surviving beside his wife Robin are 4 sons, Ryan and his wife Stephanie, Jason, Simon and his wife Tori, Patrick and his wife Courtney; and 8 grandchildren; two brothers, Greg and Jeffrey.
He was preceded in death by a sister Cynthia Galgon.
Gary enjoyed carving ducks, woodworking and for years designed and made crafts for their Christmas family project for almost 20 years. His family also enjoyed the heirloom pieces he made including farm tables and benches.
Janet J. Evans, 84, of Truce Road, New Providence, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy after a lengthy illness.
Janet was a school bus driver for 40 years with Les Warfel and Eschbach Bus Services. She was an avid farmer, doll collector and a dog lover.
Janet was a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie McClure Booth, Sr.
John F. Hershey, 83, of Quarryville, PA, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care of Mt. Joy. He was the loving husband of Carolyn L. Hershey (Johnson). John and Carolyn were married for 62 years.
Born in Paradise, PA, John was the son of the late Isaac and Esther (Burkhart) Hershey.
He was an independent milk distributor for the Pensupreme Dairy in Lancaster PA, worked for Century 21 American Heritage Realty as a real estate agent, appraiser and broker. Most recently he owned/managed an apartment building in Quarryville PA.
John cherished time playing board and card games with family and friends. He also enjoyed attending sporting events of his grandchildren. It was common to hear John humming in the kitchen helping to prepare family meals or loading the dishwasher. He made great mashed potatoes.
Kenneth C. Gochenaur, age 92, died peacefully at home and went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, April 6, 2019
He served as an air operations specialist in the Army and skipper of a crash boat in Guam during WWII.
He was born in Manheim, the son of the late Ross H. and Florence Showalter Gochenaur. He was the husband of the late Ijunia Gochenaur who died in 2009. He is survived by 2 sons Richard K. married to Kathy (Rapp) Gochenaur and Timothy R.Gochenaur; 2 grandchildren, Ross married to Corinne (Martin) Gochenaur and Michelle (Gochenaur) married to Jeffrey Williams; and 10 great grandchildren.