Paul J. Gast, 88, of New Providence PA, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. He was the husband of Doris L. Brubaker Gast. They had celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Paul had worked in mechanical maintenance, retiring in 1991 after 25 years with the former Alumax, Lancaster, PA.
A member of Pequea Valley Sportsman Club, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Paul will always be remembered as a soft spoken man, and “one of a kind”.
Born in Lancaster PA, a son of the late Earl and Mary Arnold Gast.
Ella Elizabeth Fisher, 91, formerly of Cumberland, Maryland, entered into rest at her home in Quarryville on May 23, 2017.
Born in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Dewey Lewis Sr., and Leona Rose (Stevenson) Lewis.
She was the beloved wife of Charles G. Fisher for over 70 years.
Ella was a talented seamstress, known for sewing quilts and clothing. She enjoyed reading and studying history of all kinds. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan. She loved spending time with her family.
Elizabeth M. Armstrong, 92, formerly of Millersville and Mount Nebo PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior at Juniper Village, Mount Joy on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was the widow of the late Harry S. Armstrong who passed away in 2004.
Elizabeth had retired from Armstrong World Industries in 1987, following over 30 years as a shipping clerk.
She enjoyed crochet, cross stitching, puzzles and spending time with her family. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Mount Joy.
Elizabeth was born in Mount Nebo PA, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Carrie E. Brown Murry.
The Rev. Charles B. Holliday, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior May 13, 2017 at Quarryville, PA. He was born September 12, 1922 in Greenville, SC, the son of Charles B. Holliday and Belle Mundy.
He is survived by Katherine Armes Holliday, his wife of almost 70 years (June 7, 1947); four children: Jean Annette Troxell (Sun City West, AZ), Charles B. Holliday, III (Atlantic Beach, FL), Katherine H. Beebe (Flourtown, PA) and Thomas G. Holliday (Alexandria, VA); 13 grandchildren and 32 living great grandchildren. His greatest joy was seeing his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren following Jesus.
Rev. Holliday was a graduate of Columbia Bible College, Texas Christian University and Faith Theological Seminary. He was ordained April 1947 by the Carolina Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church.
He served as Pastor, Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church Industry, PA for five years and Pastor, First R. P. Church, Pittsburgh, PA for thirty-eight yrs. He was made Pastor Emeritus by the Pittsburgh congregation and Honorably Retired by the Ascension Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1992. He was well loved as a pastor for his biblical preaching and devotion to his flock. He had a faithful commitment to missions, youth work and outreach.
Paul L. Snyder, 83, of New Providence, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the home of his daughter. He was the beloved husband of Joyce L. (Shuman) Snyder, sharing 61 years of marriage together.
Born in New Providence, he was the son of the late Sarah Ann Snyder. Paul grew up attending a one-room schoolhouse in New Providence before attending Solanco High School. After high school, Paul went on to work in the field of paving and excavating. He was first employed by J. Miller Eshleman Paving, of Landisville. He then started a business with a partner, Long & Snyder Paving and Excavating. A few years after this he entered another partnership and created Snyder & Mylin Excavating, working there until his retirement in 1999.
Valentine R. Reich, Jr., 72 of Penny Court Holtwood, PA died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital.
He and his wife, Pamela J. Boyd Reich celebrated 44 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Valentine R. and Mary Martha Madeline Reich, Sr.
Mr. Reich had been employed in the construction industry all of his life. He was a member of the Pequea Valley Sportsman’s Association, and the Strasburg Sportsman’s Association. An avid hunter, he was a hunting safety instructor for the PA Game Commission. He also enjoyed fishing, going to and participating in block shoots, his family and his four legged Bassett Hound puppy, Maude.
Lacy B. Blevins, Jr., 75, of Holtwood, PA died at his residence on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
He was the husband of the late Evelyn A. Sayers Blevins who died in 2013. Born in Waynesboro, VA he was the son of the late Lacy B. and Evelyn Smith Blevins, Sr.
Lacy retired from Zephyr Aluminum where he was employed as glazer for many years.
He was a former member of both the American Legion Post # 945 and Free and Accepted Masons.
A peacetime veteran, he served his country in the US Army.
J. Lester Kreider, 95, of Keystone Villa in Ephrata and formerly Georgetown, PA went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in E. Drumore Twp., he was the son of the late John E. and Violetta (Ruhl) Kreider.
Lester worked on the family farm and also worked and retired from Sperry New Holland in 1984. He was a lifetime and active member of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren. Lester enjoyed fishing, traveling, sports and most of all his family.
Frances L. Albright, 92, formerly of Quarryville, entered into rest on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Fulton, New York, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Carrie (McGann) Lum.
She was married to the late Charles O. Albright.
Frances was a homemaker and had been a parishioner at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle. She was active civically within the Carlisle area.
Frances is survived by her children: Charles L. Albright of Lancaster; and Cathy Fichtner of Willow Street. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Ellis David Kreider, 90, of East Drumore Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on November 8, 1926 in East Lampeter Township and was the son of the late David and Bessie (Peifer) Kreider.
Ellis devoted his life to his family, farming and service to his church.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 65 years, Amy (Groff) and three sons: Carl D. (Marylin Ott) of Quarryville; Wayne E. (Carla Kirkaldie) of Quarryville and Bruce G. ( Beverly Stoltzfus) of Marietta. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jonathan Kreider, David Kreider and Anna Kreider all of Quarryville; Andrew Kreider (Sarah Rathbun) of Camp Hill and Kyle Kreider of Pittsburgh.
Ellis was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Harry Kreider, Elsie Ulrich and Grace Delong.