Paul Ralph Douglas, 89, of Quarryville, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Conestoga View Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was the beloved husband of Rosalee (Sheets) Douglas, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage.
Born in Fulton Township, he was the son of the late J. Paul and Estella (Hagen) Douglas.
Ralph was employed in the automotive industry as a mechanic, service manager, and salesman, working for Douglas Garage, Ferguson Motors, Stoner-Wade Ford, and, most recently, Bledsoe’s Automotive and Hardware. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and earning the Korean Service Medal with 3 Campaign Stars and a United Nations Service Medal.
A skilled mechanic, Ralph was well known for rebuilding carburetors. In his spare time, he enjoyed puzzles, playing spider solitaire, and following the Eagles and Phillies. Ralph also had a love for animals, especially his cats, Clyde and Sissy.
Jean E. Pfeiffer, 89, formerly of Fallon Drive, Lancaster died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Conestoga View.
She was the widow of Frank M. Pfeiffer who died February 5, 1992.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cora Martin Heagy.
A homemaker, Jean was a member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crocheting and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Howard J. Mundorff, 81 of New Providence, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was the husband of Janet E. Jones Mundorff. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Howard had worked for 22 years on the Providence Township road crew. Previously he had been employed by Quarryville Agway, and Lancaster County Parks.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, New Providence.
Howard was a member of the Mifflinburg Moose Lodge # 1396 for 38 years, and a member of both Bobby Run Hunting Club, and founding member of Swamp Side 4+5 camp, both in Cameron County.
Ryan DiGuiseppe, formerly of Neptune, N.J. and a lifelong shore resident, lost his hard fought fight with addiction in Lancaster on April 5, 2018. He was 35.
He was a graduate of Neptune High School and played football for both Manasquan and Neptune High Schools.
Mr. DiGuiseppe had been self-employed as a computer networking specialist.
A man with varied interests, he was a movie buff, a car enthusiast, an avid bowler, lover of music, all kinds of food, scientific research, and a lover of all animals, especially all his cat buddies.
He was a deep thinker with a terrific sense of humor.
Ellen Louise Murphy, 95, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was the widow of Lester “Joe” Murphy who passed away in 2013.
Louise had worked at the former Hamilton Watch, Lancaster, and had retired as a bank teller from the former Farmers First Bank, Quarryville.
She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and playing cards.
Louise was a member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
Born in Lancaster, PA a daughter of the late James W. and Ellen Myers Carrigan.
She is survived by her 3 grandchildren, Sherri Myer (Brian), Brian Landis (Annice), Diane Landis, 9 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Summers.
Charles S. Hess, 81, of Drumore, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, after a long battle with Cancer. He was the beloved husband of Janet L. (Barkle) Hess, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Strasburg, he was the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude (Stauffer) Hess. For most of his life Charles worked for The Buck Company, retiring with 37 years’ service.
In addition to working full-time at The Buck Company, Charles was also a farmer. He loved to grow plants and have a garden. Charles attended Colerain Baptist Church. He also enjoyed going to estate and produce auctions.
In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; brothers, Glenn and Donald Hess; and sisters, Mary Weitzel and Gladys Kreider. He was predeceased by a brother, (Harold) Bill Hess, and a sister, Dorothy Dommel.
Lanny W. Scott, 76, of Conowingo, Maryland, entered into rest on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD.
He was the son of the late Horace and Edith (Long) Scott. He was the loving husband of Phyllis (McVaugh) Scott for 53 years.
Lanny was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an active member of Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church. An avid fisherman, he was also a member of the Delaware Surfcasters.
In addition to his wife, Lanny is survived by 3 children: Doug, husband of Sandra Scott of Fredericksburg, VA; Kris, wife of Conal Carr of Bellefonte, PA; and Tina, wife of Walter Ritchie of Conowingo, MD; 9 grandchildren: Sandy, wife of Stephen Ewing, Jordan, Kaela, Emily, Laura, Abbie, Sarah, Leah, and Olivia.
Jerry L. Abrams, 81, formerly of Kirkwood, PA died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Oak Leaf Manor South, Millersville, PA.
Born in Chester, PA he was the son of the late Meyer and Naomi White Abrams.
Jerry was a retired school teacher, teaching both math and science in the middle school of the Oxford School District. He had also been employed as a bartender for various establishments.
He was an avid history buff, especially Gettysburg, and an animal lover. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church. A veteran, he served his country in the US Army.
Surviving him are a sister, JoAnn Ryder of Palmyra; niece Tracy Evans (Chris) and Bob Vaughn; a niece Cindy Hersman (Andrew) and Bella and Benjamin; 3 stepchildren; 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and a daughter in law.
James R. Tozier, 82, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Born in Hampton, Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Mildred (Burks) Tozier.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Martha L. (Hesse) Tozier.
Jim was a school teacher in Ohio and had spent most of his life teaching math and computer classes in Needham, Massachusetts. He had attended Calvary Monument Bible Church in Paradise. Jim enjoyed gardening, computers, and teaching the Bible.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by 5 children: David B. (Theresa) Tozier; Duane R. Tozier; Daniel J. (Meribeth) Tozier; Douglas P. (Laura) Tozier; Beth J. (Eric) Heinrich. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter and brothers: Robert, Frank, and William Tozier.
Howard Kreider, Jr., 95, of the Mennonite Home and formerly of Willow Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Born in Providence Twp., he was the son of the late Howard B., and Lillie (Hess) Kreider. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Norma H. Kreider.
Howard was a lifelong farmer. He was an active member of the New Providence Mennonite Church, where he served on the cemetery board. He also belonged to the Willow Street Hunting Club in Perry County.
In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by 4 children: J. Kenneth, husband of Ruth Kreider of New Providence; Carl R. Kreider of New Providence; James L., husband of Linda Kreider of Quarryville; and Linda, wife of Mike Peifer of Manheim. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Kreider and 3 siblings.