J. Scott Greenleaf, 77 of Kirkwood passed away on February 25, 2018. He was the loving husband of Kathryn Ann Dawson Greenleaf. They were married for 54 years. He was the son of the late C. Martin Greenleaf, Sr. and Sadie Stoner Herr Greenleaf of Kirkwood. Scott graduated from Solanco High School, Quarryville, PA. in 1959. He enjoyed hunting and working on trucks and cars.
A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Scott was the owner/operator of Greenleaf Mushrooms and Compost, Kirkwood, PA. He was a member of Union Presbyterian church where he was a caretaker of the Union Cemetery and served on the Union Cemetery Commission.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Kitty are son Benjamin Wayne Dawson, husband of Pamela Czerny Dawson of Nottingham. A daughter Debra Greenleaf of Nottingham and a daughter Donna Greenleaf Heisler, wife of Dennis Heisler, also of Nottingham.
Sandra E. Glackin, 76, of New Providence PA, passed away at home, Thursday, February 22, 2018 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Sandra was the wife of Roy M. Glackin. She and Roy would have celebrated 60 years of marriage November 22, 2018.
Sandra was a homemaker. She had served as the building manager of the Solanco Fair Association for 29 years, and had also served as a past president of the Quarryville Fire Company Auxiliary for 9 years. For many years, she enjoyed babysitting for many of the children in the area. She was a Member of Memorial Methodist Church, Quarryville. Sandra had also been involved in the Scouting organizations for many years.
Born in Lancaster PA, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Isadore E. Garvin Bard.
Dean W. Needham, 65, of West Grove passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
He was the husband of Virginia “Ginny” Shivery Needham with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late W. Edgar and Virgie Johnson Needham.
He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Oxford.
For 20 years, Dean worked for the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City. He was very proud to serve the veterans and meet their transportation needs. He was also a bus driver for DuVall Bus Service for the Avon Grove School District and worked in his family’s mushroom business in his earlier years.
His hobbies included history, medicine and technology, and he had a love of the outdoors. He especially loved his dogs Abbey and Ellie, and his cat Joey.
Zana M. Rudy, 80, formerly of Refton, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Brethren Village. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth E. Rudy, sharing 40 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2000.
Born in Lancaster, Zana was the daughter of the late Andrew and Zana (Vonstetton) Cunningham.
For employment, Zana held various positions over the years. She worked at a garment factory, umbrella factory, cleaned homes, worked in the housekeeping department at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, and she worked at Buck Motorsports Park. She also helped her husband with a lawn mowing business.
A talented seamstress, Zana made many wedding dresses, bride’s maid dresses, and made clothing for her children when they were young. She found enjoyment in the outdoors by gardening, swimming, snowmobiling, camping, and visiting the mountains and the beach. She and Ken had a goal of travelling to all 50 states, and she visited all but one. Zana was a volunteer and lifelong member of Refton Fire Hall for 51 years and a member of Refton Brethren in Christ Church for 49 years. Zana was well known for her joy in decorating for Christmas. She also was a wonderful grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandchildren, regularly having them to her home for sleepovers.
Michael D. “Dog” Rineer, 61, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 after a brief battle with liver cancer.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth (Leed) Rineer of Buck, PA and the late Guy M. Rineer. He was the husband of Jody L. (Rendler) Rineer.
Mike was a 3rd generation railroader, working for Conrail and retiring from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a track foremen after 42 years of service. He enjoyed boating and fishing, along with playing pool and throwing darts.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are: brother, James R. and wife Becky, a sister, Linda K., wife of William Jackson, and a sister, Debra J. and her husband, Robert McMullen, Jr.
J. Earl Cole, Sr., 97, of Oxford, PA, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Born in Ashe County, NC, he was the son of the late David and Laura (Chapel) Cole. His wife, Nancy L. (Greer) Cole died in 2010.
Earl proudly served his country during WWII in the US Army. He worked as a mechanic and mushroom farmer and was a faithful member of the Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as the cemetery’s caretaker for several years.
Mary E. Schnell, 100, of Ryder Avenue, Lancaster, PA and formerly of New Providence, PA died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy.
She was the wife of John C. Schnell. Born in Providence Township, she was the daughter of the late Roy C. and Lizzie Brubaker Wade.
Mary had been employed as a seamstress for 34 years by Tidikin’s Products in Quarryville and was a member of the Garment Workers Union.
She attended New Providence Church of God.
Surviving beside her husband John are 3 children, Shelby J. Royer of Lancaster, John G. (Jo Ann) Hart of Lancaster, Ronald W. Hart of New Providence; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; 5 siblings, Alice Graybille, Isabel Bingaman, Mildred Cayton, Harold Wade, and Thelma Stauffer.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard and Harry Wade.
Virginia L. Myers, 79, formerly of Holtwood died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Up until her passing, Virginia devoted her care to her husband, Chester B. Myers, Jr., who died in 1973.
Born in Princewick, WV, she was the daughter of the late Bruce C. and Lucille V. Allen Parsons.
Virginia retired from Hamilton Tech, Lancaster in 1998 where she had been employed as an assembler for 23 years.
She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes, and doing all kinds of puzzles. She also was a great advice giver with a sense of humor to go with it.
Surviving her is a sister Drema L. wife of Levi “Butch” Work of New Providence; a nephew John Anthony (Catherine) Work; a niece Brenda L. (James) Diller; 6 great nieces and nephews; and 3 great-great nieces and nephews.
Dean L. Eshleman, 62, of Park Lane. Holtwood, PA died Monday, January 5, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late J. Warren and Helen R. Lutz Eshleman. Dean owned and operated a picnic table business at Musser’s at the Buck. Following that he was self employed as an Amish taxi driver.
He enjoyments included being a fan of the Philadelphia 76’s and Eagles, and horse racing. He very much enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Following a horrific vehicle accident at the age of 19, Dean is now finished with his struggle with crutches after 42 years, and can now walk free among the angels.
Vernon Lee Witmer, 66, of Holtwood, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Lloyd C., and Irene M. (Stoltzfus) Witmer. He is survived by his loving companion and best friend of over 30 years, Carol J. Witmer.
Vernon was a 1969 graduate of Solanco High School and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army in Korea, during the Vietnam War. Vernon was a professional truck driver, having driven for the former Pennfield Feeds for over 38 years. He had won numerous safe driving awards and was known to keep his truck meticulously clean. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD.
Vernon was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed horses, hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains as a member of the Lazy 7 Hunting Camp. He was a muscle-car enthusiast and an active local “cruiser”. Most of all, Vernon was a loving father and grandfather, who treasured the time he spent with his family.