Robert E. Rothenhoefer, Sr., 75, of Goshen Mill Road, Peach Bottom, PA died at his residence on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Emma Culler Rothenhoefer who died March 8, 2009.
Born in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Louis A. and Betty Lee Mitchell Hanzlik.
A carpenter by trade, Robert worked in residential building.
His enjoyment and main hobby was fishing.
Merton Dale Lefever, 79, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was the husband of Anna E. Skilton Lefever. They had celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Dale had retired from Armstrong World Industries after 35 years of service. He had proudly served his country in the US Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his hunting cabin in Tioga County. Dale was a devoted husband and father.
Charles William Dorwart, III, 61, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles William Dorwart, II, and Gloria Yvonne (Miller) Frey.
Charlie attended Solanco and Lampeter-Strasburg High School where he participated in wrestling and gymnastics. He had been employed by the Buck Company.
He enjoyed doing art with markers, crafts, taking walks, fishing, listening to the 70’s, 80’s and Christian music; along with spending time with his family and cat, Christina. He also always looked forward each year to celebrating Halloween and Christmas.
Gerald Edwin “Jerry” Rineer, 90, formerly of Holtwood, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Mt. Nebo, he was the son of the late Edwin and Grace (Hill) Rineer. He was married to the late Anny H. (Gerdes) Rineer on June 28, 1952.
Jerry was a life-long member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. He and Anny served the Lord together in Africa as missionaries, evangelists and church planters from 1953-1992. Jerry then worked for Wenger Pontiac at the Buck, retiring in 2003.
Martha E. Frey, 90, of Holtwood, entered into rest on Friday, March 15, 2019. Born in Drumore, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Eshelman) Weitzel.
She was married to the late Eugene K. Frey for over 65 years.
Martha was a graduate of Quarryville High School and had worked for Prudential Life Insurance Co. She was a member of Rawlinsville United Methodist Church, where she served as the church secretary. Martha loved quilting, flower gardening, and taking long walks. She was known for being active and even mowing the lawn late in life.
Barbara A. Lupold, 78, of New Providence PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her home. She was the wife of Ronald G. Lupold. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Born in Shamokin, PA, a daughter of the late Harold and Kathryn Conrad Arbogast.
She was a member of Pequea Brethren in Christ Church where she had taught Sunday School. Barbara enjoyed arts and crafts.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Debra M. Pannell, New Providence, Carolyn A. Lewis (Gregory), Quarryville, Linda K. Hipple (Paul), New Providence, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, siblings, Jean Huxta, Janet Haddock, Betty Hile, Diane Clouser, Ken Arbogast, Donald Arbogast, Kathy Andreatti, Richard Arbogast, Jeffrey Arbogast, and Dennis Arbogast.
Marlene E. “Tootie” McCrabb, 76, of Tanglewood, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at her home. She was the loving wife of Charles H. “Skip” McCrabb. They were married for 53 years until Skip’s recent passing on March 2.
Born in New Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carl G., Sr., and Emma (Doulin) Aukamp.
Marlene had a deep love for horses. She was very fond of her horse Rex, who was a grandson of Roy Roger’s horse Trigger. In her spare time, Marlene enjoyed polka and square dancing with Skip, as well as playing Parcheesi together. Marlene and Skip truly loved one another and were inseparable, and now after a few days apart are back together again.
Verna (Chick) Williams (Helmrich) went to be with her Lord and Savior with her sister Charlotte by her side on March 3, 2019. She was 94 years old.
The daughter of Charles and Verna (Klinger) Helmrich was born on Jan 5, 1925 in Camden, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Brown and Millie Morrow, and her husband Robert (Bob) F. Williams She was a member of Media Mennonite Church in Oxford Pa.
She leaves behind a sister, Charlotte King, three nephews, H. Alfred King Jr, Charles King and David King and one niece, Lorraine Weissberg with a number of grand nieces and nephews.
Robert S. Book, lovingly known as “Cobbler Bob”, went home to be with his savior on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home in Quarryville. He was 93.
Born in Lancaster, Bob was the son of the late Leighton G. and Della (Armer) Book. Bob and his wife, Betty Jane (Herr) (Trout) Book, had celebrated 9 years of marriage in October.
After graduating from Quarryville High School, Bob enlisted in the US Army and served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corp as a Staff Sergeant in the 5th Air Force 345th Bombardment Group 499th Bombardment Squadron, the “Bats Outa Hell”.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, Bob came back to Quarryville and started Book’s Shoe Repair and continued working as a cobbler in Quarryville for over 71 years, and was working in the shop up until the end of February of this year.
Donald K. Mowrer, age 77, of Paradise, PA, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
He was the husband of Ruth Ann Johnson Mowrer, with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 25th. He was born in Paradise, son of the late Kenneth & Evelyn Stetler Mowrer.
He was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church. In the past Don worked as a salesman for Liberty Homes of Leola and then served as Chief of Police for Bart Township for many years. He was still serving as a Constable. He enjoyed working at Cherry Crest Farm, taking care of the petting zoo. He graduated from Pequea Valley High School class of 1959.
He was a life member of the Bart Township Fire Company, where in the past he served as Chief and in various other positions. He enjoyed listening to southern gospel and bluegrass music, traveling, camping, going to Dollywood, Pittsburgh Steelers and most of all he loved spending time with his family.