Linda Lou (Fitio) Adams, 73, of Paradise Township, entered into rest on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Conestoga View.
Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry Fitio.
She was the loving wife of the late Ernest R. Adams, Jr. for over 53 years at the time of his passing in 2019.
Linda ran an in-home day care for many years. She loved taking trips to Atlantic City, eating crabs and spending time with her family.
David L. Gray Sr., age 65, of Quarryville, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, April 27, 2020.
He was the husband of Christine M. Rees Gray.
He was born in Buffalo, NY, son of the late Vernon Lee and Irma Leising Gray.
He spent his career in the United States Army achieving the rank of Major. David enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Theodore (Ted) Alan Traister, 60, of Conestoga passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2020.
He was born February 9, 1960 in Bellefonte, a son of the late William and Beverly Way Traister.
He was employed with Bindery Associates LLC as a forklift operator for over 32 years. Ted enjoyed fishing, keeping up with current events, time with family and friends and was a lifetime Minnesota Vikings fan.
Edna “Darlene” Griest, 66, formerly of New Providence, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Conestoga View & Rehabilitation. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Curtis Hilton, of New Providence, and the late Dorothy (McBee) Hilton.
Darlene grew up in Lancaster and attended the School District of Lancaster. She then went on to be employed by Lancaster General Hospital in the environmental services department.
An avid watcher of Law & Order, Darlene would many times have episodes playing on her TV 24 hours a day. She enjoyed cooking and had a reputation for making an excellent shepherd’s pie. Known to her grandchildren as “mom-mom,” Darlene loved her children and her family, and she enjoyed her long- distance phone conversations with her sister Barb in FL.
Sarah Ann (Correll) Woolson, 70, of Nottingham, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Chester County Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Richard W. Woolson Sr, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lundell) and Dan Correll.
Sarah’s life was devoted to caring for her family and home, having various part-time jobs over the years. She loved to cook, and she always kept her home well stocked with food. Her baked goods were loved by friends and neighbors. In her early years she enjoyed growing flowers in her garden. She loved and spent most of the summers at their shore camper in Long Neck, DE and loved crabbing. Sarah was also a volunteer in her community, being a member of Holmes Fire Company Auxiliary and Robert Fulton Fire Company Auxiliary where she held various offices.
Irwin Stauffer Widders, 94, of Landis Homes and formerly of Strasburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Reuben and Bertha (Stauffer) Widders. He was the loving husband of the late Ruth A. Widders for 65 years at the time of her passing in 2014.
Irwin was a dedicated businessman and produce farmer. He and Ruth were beloved by those who purchased fresh fruit and vegetables each week from the “Widders Produce” stand in the Lancaster Central and Southern Markets. In 1975, they were voted “Favorite Market Stand” by their customers. Upon retirement, Irwin worked part-time for Ranck’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Both Irwin and Ruth were faithful lifelong members of Strasburg Mennonite Church. Many will remember Irwin for his strong work ethic, joy of sharing jokes with grandchildren and customers, and his passion for deer hunting each fall.
Jean D. Lewis, 87, formerly of Peach Bottom, died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Hamilton Arms, Lancaster, PA.
She was the wife of the late Charles E. “Eddie” Lewis who died September 20, 2011 and had shared 59 years of marriage. Later at Hamilton Arms, she met and married Vernon Benner. Born in Fairfield, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Paul and Estella Hagan Douglas.
A homemaker, Jean was a lifetime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Peach Bottom, PA.
Surviving her are 4 children, Debbie Brown of Lancaster, Doug (Ella) Lewis of TN, Dawn Trauger and her companion Phil Walters of Willow Street, Denise Hertz of Neffsville; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Marvin E. Tice, age 85, a 35+ year resident of Quarryville, PA and native of central New York State, died after medical complications on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Hospice of Alamance County, Burlington, NC.
Marvin would want it known that he lived to the age of 85 as a result of enjoying a rich life filled with the love of family, dry humor, hard work, and a deep appreciation for God and nature.
Born to Elmer and Eleanor (Larrabee) Tice, Marvin E. Tice, “Marv” was the oldest of five, born in the small hamlet of West Edmeston, NY on March 28, 1935.
On June 13, 1953 Marvin married Barbara M. (Gillette) Tice and shared 56 loving years. Their union gave rise to two sons and two daughters with whom Marvin shared his faith, love of nature and the outdoors. He farmed most of his life. Besides caring for the farm animals, he had the most excellent vegetable gardens. He made the local news for his tomato plants. He loved the homemade pies and jams that were the product of family outings to pick wild berries of every sort. He made maple syrup, too. Gathering gallons of sap from the trees on the farm and boiling it down to the perfect consistency. He cut his own wood from the nearby forests to keep his family cozy. He loved bicycling with the family on the rural country roads and Sunday picnics.
Jay Trout Sr passed away April 22nd at the Lancaster General Hospital due to complications from the Corona Virus.
Jay was born February 4, 1940, in Eden Township Quarryville to the late Earl F. & May E. Lefever Trout.
Jay was a retired masonry contractor having owned his own business for 30 years. During Jay's younger years he was an avid horseman. Jay bred and raised championship Parlor Roller pigeons. Jay was a lifetime member of the American Parlor Roller's Association, having served as president for several years. He was also a member of the Christiana Masonic Lodge #417.
Dana Lynn May, 39, of Quarryville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at home.
Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of Jo Ann Poole May Roach of Oxford and the late Robert Michael May.
Dana graduated from Oxford Area High School class of 1999.
She was employed with Applebee’s, Kennett Square. She was also a nurses’ aide for several years at Jenner’s Pond, Jennersville.
Dana enjoyed and loved spending time with her children and brothers. She loved animals caring for many cats and even saved turtles on the road.