Earl Thomas Kegel, of Drumore, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 19 at his home with his beloved family by his side. He was 62.
Known to his family as Tom, Tommy, or Pappy, and to most people as Earl, he was the husband of Vicky Lynn Kegel. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 1974, and would be celebrating their forty-second wedding anniversary.
Mr. Kegel was born in Lancaster on September 21, 1953, to the late Clarence and Doris Kegel.
In addition to his wife, Earl is survived by three children, Earl Jr, Jesse, and Sarah, all residing in Southern Lancaster County, and also by grandson Dylan.
He is also survived by a large family of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Siblings are Dr. Margaret Kegel Cooke, Dr. Cynthia Kegel, Clarence C. Kegel, Jr., Esq., Robert J. Kegel, J. David Kegel, and half sisters Anna Mae Hauck and Doris Blanford.
Together with his brother David, Earl owned and managed Kegel’s Seafood restaurant from 1988 to 2008. His first job was with Kegel’s Produce, which was founded by his beloved Uncle Earl Kegel for whom he was named. His adventuresome side was shown by his next job in which he traveled across the country as a chimney sweep. He started work at Kegel’s Seafood in the 1970s, continued to work there after its sale in 2008, and thereafter worked for a period of time at Mr. Bill’s Seafood.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and part-time farmer.mFishing—mostly deep sea fishing– was a passion acquired from his father. As a boy there was fresh water fishing in the North East River and the Chesapeake, and many fishing trips off Cape May, N.J, Ocean City Maryland, and in Florida. After his marriage, Earl’s favorite spot was Cape Hatteras, N.C., where he vacationed every year with his family and had a fishing boat for a period of time. The number of big tuna, marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi, and sharks caught in these waters is too big to count.
Janice L. Ryder, 65 of Quarryville, PA passed away Monday January 18th, 2016, surrounded by family.
Janice was born in Havre De Grace, MD and moved to PA in 1967. She lived a life to be admired, and enjoyed it to the fullest. She will always be remembered for her endless love of family and always putting others first.
Doris M. Reinhart, 87, of Willow Street, entered into rest on Friday, January 22, 2016. Born in Providence Twp., Doris was a daughter of the late Aaron and Ida (Odenwalt) Johnson. She was the wife of the late, Ross R. Reinhart who died in 1998.
Doris had worked for the former Hamilton Watch Company and in later years the former D. M. Weaver & Son in the Lancaster Markets. She was a member of Smithville Church of God. Doris enjoyed doing crafts, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Clarence W, “Bill” Carbaugh, 64, of Quarryville, passed away at home on Friday, January 22, 2016.
Born in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William Carbaugh and Mary (Finefrock) Hershey.
He was married to Nancy J. Carbaugh.
Bill had worked for the former Adams Tanks and D.L. George. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and being mischievous. He also loved spending time with his family.
Clarence C. McClucas, 95, of Quarryville, passed away at home on Monday, January 18, 2016. He was the husband of the late Ethel L. (Blair) McClucas. Born in Elton, Cambia County, PA, he was the son of the late Mary (Rininger) and Joseph McClucas.
Clarence served in the U.S. Army and retired from Walter and Jackson lumber yard. He enjoyed antique cars and going to car shows in Hershey and Carlisle. He also loved family gatherings.
Gladys L. Craggs, 96, of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Born in Willow Grove, PA she was a daughter of the late Morris and Martha (Frankenfield) Lenhart.
She was predeceased by her husband, Earl F. Craggs, who died in 2010. They had been married 67 years.
Mrs. Craggs worked as an executive secretary and office manager at several engineering firms after attending the Philadelphia Business College. She was very active in various churches serving as a pianist, choir member and volunteering.
Mrs. Craggs is survived by a daughter, Barbara Neiman and her husband Charles of York, PA, a son, Richard Craggs and his wife Mary Ann of Warminster, PA along with five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Walter Alexander Knorr, 85, of Quarryville passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Lancaster, PA.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Mary R. Knorr.
Also surviving are sons, George W. Knorr (Joyce) of Bangor, Maine, Kevin R. Knorr (Linda) of Homosassa Springs, FL; R. Scott Habecker (Michele) of New Providence and daughter Judy Nesbitt of Quarryville. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Walter was a Korean War Veteran, earning a Purple Heart. He was employed as a heating and cooling technician for most of his life, working hard to support his family. Walt was a member of Smithville Church of God, New Providence.
Dorothy M. “Dot” Bowman, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where she had been residing since June, 2014.
Dot, as she was lovingly known was born in Quarryville, a daughter of her late step-father, Howard Whirt and her mother Suie (Ross) Whirt.
Her husband, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr. died in 2001.
Dot graduated from Quarryville High School in 1939. She first went to work for the former E.T. Frame Lock Co. and moved on to C.B. Tools in Lancaster. During WWII she worked for the former Hamilton Watch Company.
Dot married Joseph Bowman, Jr. and from 1958 to 1970 they owned and operated the former Bowmans IGA and Bowmans Steak Shop in Quarryville.
Dot attended New Providence Church of God, she enjoyed gardening, crocheting and playing pinochle.
Gregory Valentin Pizarro, 33, of Pequea, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Valentin C., and Marilyn (Wagner) Pizarro.
In the past, Greg had worked as a mechanic for Chapman Ford. He was a member of Clearfield United Methodist Church. Greg enjoyed working on cars and traveling. He loved being with family and friends and spending time with his dog, Sammy and his cat, Butters.
Jay Scott Hollinger, 48, of Holtwood, passed peacefully on January 14, 2016, in the loving arms of his wife and daughter.
He battled ALS courageously for 8 years.
He is survived by his wife, Stacy Jane (Richards) Hollinger, to whom he was married for 20 years. His son Jacob Rush (15) and his daughter Sara Jayne (14) were his pride and joy.
He will be missed by his loving family: father, Jay Lloyd and his wife Audrey; sisters: Sherry wife of Andy Farkas, Jayne wife or Ray Hutchison, and Patti wife of Mark Webb. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Ann (Hahn) Hollinger.
Scott was also supported and loved by his in-laws Jack and Sandy Richards.
Born in Lancaster, PA, Scott was a graduate of Hempfield High School (1986) and served honorably in the US Marine Corps.
He was employed by Erb Brothers landscaping, and was a tower technician for Baldwin Electric and self -employed as a landscaper.
Scott loved the outdoors and appreciated God’s beauty in nature. Vacationing at the Outer Banks with his family were special times.
He was an avid kayaker, rock climber and sportsman. As a member of the New Providence Church of God, he served as a leader in AWANA children’s ministry and participated in a church mission team to Haiti.