Donna L. Shoemaker, 62, of Denver, PA., entered into rest on Thursday, January 31, 2019, under hospice care. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Richard K. and Helen (Painter) Shoemaker.
Donna graduated from Solanco High School and then traveled to Arizona. She loved the state so much that she remained there, working at the Grand Canyon in the hospitality field. In later years, she moved back to Denver, PA. Donna worked for and retired from the postal service in the Denver and Shillington areas.
Donna loved her 2 cats and being a great aunt.
She is survived by a sister, Debra K., wife of Jeffrey L. Workman, of Kirkwood; along with a niece, Katelyn N. Workman, and a great nephew, Sven C. Ulrich.
Virginia T. Reedy “Ginny” Maxey, 94, of Lancaster, PA died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Manor Care. Born on June 12, 1924 in Linville, VA she was the daughter of the late Philip and Julia May Crider Reedy, Sr. She was the wife of the late Frank Maxey.
Most of Ginny’s adult life was spent living in Titusville, FL, where she enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, crafts and ceramics. An avid cook she was known for her lemon meringue pies.
She had been a self- employed housekeeper in Florida. Upon moving to Pennsylvania, she worked in the laundry department at Historic Strasburg Inn, and at Burger King in Willow Street, cleaning, stocking the dining room, and dishwashing.
The family wishes to thank both ManorCare and Heartland Hospice for the care they provided for her, and a special thank you to Mark Barlieb for being a wonderful friend and neighbor.
Harvey R. Duncan, 82, of Little Britain, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Born in Lombard, MD, he was the son of the late John Charles, Sr., and Cynthia Eudora (Ray) Duncan.
Harvey attended school in the Oxford School District. He then went on to be employed in the construction industry as a heavy equipment operator, working for J.D. Eckman in his early years, and then for James Julian Construction, retiring with 33 years’ service. Harvey was a proud veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958.
A very kind and generous man, Harvey was known for purchasing vegetables and giving them to his family and friends. He loved to travel, especially out West, and he visited every state except for Hawaii. One of his hobbies was family genealogy, and he spent a lot of time studying his family tree. Harvey was also an avid reader and a history buff, concentrating on the history of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and he read extensively on this subject. Harvey was a family man, and he loved his family very much.
Karen P. Bowman, 59, of Christiana, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at her home.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Francis P. McGinley and the late MaryAnne (McCuen) McGinley.
She was the loving wife of the late Walter F. Bowman, III who passed away on March 11, 2015.
Karen had managed the cafeteria at Smith Middle School. She loved spending time at the beach with her friends and family. She also enjoyed cooking and being with her grandchildren.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her son, Walter F. Bowman, IV of Christiana and two grandchildren: Blake F. Bowman and Autumn L. Bowman.
Vickie L. Rebman, 64, of Holtwood, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her residence on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Edith Pauline Raynes Brown.
She was the wife of the late Donald Rebman who died June 21, 2015.
A homemaker, Vickie was the former owner of the Rawlinsville Hotel. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and her boxer dog “Bo”.
Just as the snow began to gently fall in New Holland, Pa. on January 12, 2019, J. Harold Bomberger, 87, left this world to be with his family and friends in Heaven. A resident of Garden Spot Village Skilled Nursing, Fallcrest Household, the family is grateful to the kind and caring staff there along with Lancaster Hospice & Community Care who helped us through this journey.
Born in Rexmont, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac G. and Sallie [Breidenstine] Bomberger.
Harold was a graduate of West Lampeter High School, class of 1949. After high school he spent several years on the family farm, later working as a DHIA milk tester. He spent 22 years at Case New Holland in production control, from where he retired in 1986.
William P. Spade, 74, of Lancaster PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
He was the husband of Ruth A. Ruhl Spade. They had celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster PA, William was a son of the late Clarence E. and Jennie M. Spade.
William was a plumber pipefitter for 47 years, working with Local 520, Harrisburg, PA.
He had honorably served in the US Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, day trips, time spent in the mountains, and spending time with his family.
Richard Boyd Ulmer, 63, of Willow Street passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. Rich was born on January 2, 1956 and was the son of Dorothy L. (Boyd) Ulmer and the late Phares W. Ulmer Jr.
Rich was a 1974 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He loved nature and being outdoors. An avid fisherman, he loved spending his free time on his boat at the river and fishing trips to the Chesapeake Bay. He also enjoyed looking for arrowheads and listening to Rock and Roll music. Rich was passionate about conserving and protecting the environment.
Roger C. Aspril, 66, of New Providence, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 9, 2019. He was the son of the late Harvey C. and Betty (Rogers) Aspril. Roger was a lifelong resident of the Quarryville area. He retired from Frontier Communications (formerly Commonwealth Telephone Co.) in 2012. Roger was also a former bar owner.
He was a dart and pool league bar room athlete, former motorcycle, and boating enthusiast, a member of the Lawn and Liquor Social Club, a lifelong shooting sports enthusiast and a proud member of the NRA. Roger was also a member of the Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs, the SLCFSA, and a member and office holder of CWA local 13574.
Anna E. Swinehart, 99, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was the widow of Melo John Swinehart who passed away in 1969.
Anna had been employed by Lancaster cigar factor, RCA, and 28 years with several ACME markets. She was an 86 year member of Memorial Methodist Church, Quarryville. She had belonged to Valley Lee Riding Club, and the Quarryville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed counted cross stitch.
Anna was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Hambleton Shoemaker.
She is survived by 2 children, Betty Reinhart, Quarryville, Donald Swinehart (Bonnie), Port Allegany, PA, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Vivian Staler, and Joyce Buckius. She was predeceased by a grandson Mark A. Shuey.