William H. Tucker, 74, of Quarryville, entered into rest surrounded by his family and friends on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Bill or Pop, as he was lovingly known, was born in the Brooklyn Navel Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Harold and Meta (Radloff) Tucker. His mother Meta died when Bill was 9 and he was raised by his late stepmother, Irma Wilks. Bill and his wife, Ellen “Mom” (Brown) Tucker had celebrated 53 years of marriage in July.
A proud veteran, Bill served in the US Navy on the USS Galveston as a Fire Control Technician. Following the service Bill worked for the former RCA Corporation as an Electronic Technician and after 30 years retired from Burle Industries in the Environmental Laboratory department.
Robert E. Gregg, 81, of Evergreen Estates and formerly Ronks, entered into rest surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Born in Elkton, MD, Robert was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna (McConnell) Gregg.
He and his wife, Shirley E. (Rowland) Gregg had celebrated 62 years of marriage in May.
Over the years Robert worked as a farmer, cattle dealer and had retired from the former St. Joseph Hospital. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and also the Eagles.
Doris V. Brown, 82, of Peach Bottom, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at her home. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Felty A., and Lula Belle (Miller) Furches. She is survived her husband of over 65 years, C. Jackson “Jack” Brown.
Doris was an active member of Wrightdale Baptist Church. In the past, she had worked for Tidykins and the Solanco School District. Doris grew up on a farm and loved working around the animals, especially milking and feeding cows.
Carrie W. Anderson-Beck, 94, of New Providence, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late John C. Beck and the late Clarence W. Anderson.
Born in Grassy Creek, NC she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Ollie Lavina Kilby Weaver.
Carrie was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and flower arranging.
Lillian F. Miller, 78, of Quarryville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She was the widow of the late Thomas W. Miller who passed away in 1999.
Lillian had worked as a seamstress.
She was a member of the American Legion, Rising Sun, MD.
Lillian enjoyed traveling. She was a good friend to the Amish community, and always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
Elmer C. Fry, Sr., 62, of New Providence Township died Thursday evening in the Lancaster General Hospital after a brief but serious illness. He was the devoted and loving husband of Karen E. Fry of 45 years.
Elmer was born in Coatesville, to Francis and Grace Fry, Sr, and attended school at Downingtown. He was a member of High View Church of God in Ronks. Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working, the Theological study of the Bible, cooking, canning, raising turkeys for Thanksgiving, as well as hunting and shooting. He was employed at Pine View Enterprises and Terra-Gro for 16 years. He also drove tractor trailer for Blue Diamond and Yellow Freight as well as for himself as an owner-operator.
John M. Herr, 96, of Maple Shade Road, Kirkwood, PA died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was 96.
Mr. Herr was born in Kirkwood he was the son of the late John H. and Helen Whiteside Herr.
He was a lifetime member of Union Presbyterian Church. A Free & Accepted Mason he was a member of Washington Lodge #156, Quarryville, PA, the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge, and the Southern Lancaster County Sportsman’s Association.
Raymond V. Sheets, age 64, of Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA died Sunday, January 18, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident. He was the husband of Diane Ulrich Sheets. Born in Fulton Township he was the son of the late Vance and Donna Mae Brewer Sheets.
Raymond retired from Kirkwood Repair & Auto Sales where he was employed as a used car salesman.
He was a member of the Croaking Frogs, Quarryville. An avid auto enthusiast, he enjoyed drag racing, and muscle cars, especially his ’67 Camaro which he named “Blackie”. His family played a very important part of his life as did his dog “Mater”.
Bruce G. Groff of Conestoga died on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
He was 71.
Mr. Groff was born in Lancaster, a son of the late John J. and Francis Graybill Groff.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Groff worked as an engineering technician for Case New Holland for 40 years before retiring. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Union County Sportsman Club and the Octoraro Hunt Club of Centre County.
Orion E. Carter of Willow Street died on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was 72.
Mr. Carter was born in Quarryville, a son of the late Orion Sr. and Mary Adams Carter.
He graduated from the Philadelphia School for the Deaf in 1963.
Mr. Carter worked as a printer for Intelligencer Printing Company, Lancaster, for 36 years before retiring.
He was a longtime member of the Lancaster Association of the Deaf and a member of Keystone Deaf Senior Center, Witmer.