Pauline C. Neff, 90, of Harrison House, Christiana and formerly of Highpoint Road, Cochranville, PA died Friday, January 26, 2108 at Brandywine Hospital.
She was the widow of Herbert B. Neff who died April 24, 1981. Born in Tony Forks, WV, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ada Farmer Pennington.
James Edward Beam, Sr., 71, of New Providence, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Florida.
Born in Erwin, TN, he was the son of the late Bill and Essie Beam.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jacqueline (Rector) Beam.
Jim was had retired from Chrysler and was a member of the United Auto Worker Union. He served as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967. Jim loved golfing, wintering in Florida, spending time with his family and eating Cookies n’ Cream ice cream.
Nathan Douglas Kilby, 31, of Lancaster, left his loved ones unexpectedly on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Born in Lancaster he was the son of Douglas Kilby and Donna O’Donnell.
He is survived by his loving wife, Amy Kilby.
In addition to his wife, Nathan is survived by his step-mother, Sherry and sisters, Amanda and Leisa and many other loving family members, including his dogs, Pabst and Belle.
Carl A. McFadden, Sr., 77, of Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom, PA died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA. '
He and his wife, Ruth Ann McNamee McFadden celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late Carl Ewin and Mildred Alice Pinkerton McFadden.
Carl was a retired truck driver and in retirement he was an Amish Taxi driver.
His enjoyments were spending time with his family, horses, and trucks. He was a member of the Ocklokonee Tribe, Improved Order Red Men Lodge #212, Oxford, PA.
Thurston A. “Wink” Hassler Sr., of Quarryville PA, went to be with his Lord, January 21, 2018, 2 days before his 97th birthday. He was the widower of the late Jane Groff Hassler who passed away in 2016. Wink was born in Quarryville, a son of the late George W. and Elsie K. Fritz Hassler.
He had proudly served in the US Navy during WWII in both the European and Pacific theaters from 1942-1945.
Following his service to his country, he came home and joined the family business, Ferguson & Hasslers, Inc, where he had served as president, retiring in 2000 at the age of 81.
Wink was a faithful member of St Paul’s Church, Quarryville. He was also a member of American Legion Post 603, Quarryville, and the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge.
Ernest W. Reynolds, 98, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Born in Cochranville, he was the son of the late Ralph L. and Pauline (Hogg) Reynolds. He was married to the late Marie T. Reynolds for 72 years.
Ernie was a farmer and had also worked for Farm Bureau. He retired from Leon C. Landis, Inc. Ernie was an active 80-year member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, where he was an ordained elder and served on the Pastor Nominating Committee. He also taught men’s Bible class for several years. Ernie belonged to the Rough & Tumble Engineers Assoc. and the Solanco Sportsman’s Assoc. He was a self-taught handyman and enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Huntington County.
Worth V. Roark, 87, entered into rest on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Born in Ashe County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James and Ruth (Woods) Roark. He was married to the late Joan (Shortlidge) Roark.
Worth was a service manager at Sloan Ford in West Grove. Later he did auto body repair work for Duncan’s Body Shop in Oxford until he opened his own auto body shop in Tayloria.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Elizabeth M. Herr, 94, of Nottingham, passed away on Friday, January 19 2018, at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove.
She was the wife of the late Charles W. Herr, Sr. with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.
Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian Dutton Hannum.
Elizabeth was a member of the Oxford Church of the Nazarene.
She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
George W. Hassler II, peacefully passed away on January 18, 2018. Born on March 28, 1930 to Hampton Hassler and Grace Fisher Hassler, he grew up in Quarryville during the Great Depression and as a boy began working in the business his grandfather started now more than a century ago, Ferguson and Hassler’s Supermarket. After graduating from Lafayette College, he served in the U.S. Army, and after returning home to take his place as a partner in the family business, continued to serve in the U.S. Army National Reserves.
A devoted family man, he is survived by his wife, Patsy Zander Hassler. His daughter, Patti Jo Hassler, and sons, George W. Hassler III (Chip) and wife LuAnn, and Hampton Scott Hassler (Scott) and wife Susanne, and six grandchildren; Melissa Groff Reynolds, Elsworth L. Groff III (Kirk), Daniel Henry, Kimberly Hassler, Mia and Sara Hassler, and four great grandchildren; Cole and Lakelan Reynolds, and Brynn and Jaxon Henry all adored him.
Family, country and community. George W. Hassler II may not have talked about it but he quietly served the community he loved, and tried to make a difference in every life he touched. He was honored to serve on the board of the Fulton Bank, and honored to serve in a variety of positions at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. He is remembered there as a fine Sunday school teacher as well as for his service as a church elder.