William O. Mingle, 84, passed away on June 12, 2017 at his residence in New Providence. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Joy (Riddell) Mingle.
Bill was born in Akron, Ohio, son of William Cronemiller Mingle and Flossie Lydia (Stover) Mingle. He attended Franklin and Marshall College for two years then Temple University School of Pharmacy receiving his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1955.
He owned his own pharmacy store in Birmingham Township, PA.
Bill and Joy Mingle started their family in Springfield (Delco), PA. After residing there for thirty years, Bill retired in 1986. He and Joy purchased and renovated a 150-year old farmhouse in Nottingham, Lancaster County. Bill served on the Little Britain Township planning committee for five years. Bill and Joy spent thirty wonderful years entertaining family and friends at their beautiful home and and watching their family grow.
Eleanor “Elly” McComsey, 74, of West Lampeter Twp., entered into rest on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late, Charles, Sr. and Mary (Cougle) Magsamen. She was the loving wife of Donald L. McComsey for 45 years.
Elly had worked as an independent distributor for GNLD International. She enjoyed sitting by her pond and feeding the Coy. She was a member of West Willow United Methodist Church. Elly also enjoyed flower gardening and taking trips to Ocean City, Maryland.
David R. Hersh, Jr., 41 of Highland Drive Lancaster, PA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was the husband of Tara Thompson Hersh. Born in Lancaster PA he was the son of Kathi Vandegriff and David R. (Danita) Hersh, Sr.
David was employed as a mason, and was very skilled at his profession. He also enjoyed building of any kind, as well as flying drones, children, and animals.
Charles D. Witmer, 93, formerly of Quarryville, PA, was born March 25, 1924 in Kirkwood, PA and went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 7, 2017 in Fort Mill, SC,
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary, whom he married in Oxford, PA in 1953. They lived in Quarryville, PA, for 62 years, and moved to South Carolina in 2016.
He is also survived by their children, David (and wife, Robin), Phyllis (and husband, Robert), Ken (and wife Alicia), six grandchildren (Erin, Shelby, Kellie, Ryan, Jonathan and Katelyn) and four great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Quarryville High School and Lancaster Business College. His career included working for Stoner Ink Co., Bird-in-Hand Poultry Co., Rohrer Feed and Seed Co., the U.S. Post Service, and Manheim Auto Auction.
James A. Paxson, 69, of Conowingo, MD, formerly of Oxford, PA passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
Born May 12, 1948, he was the son of the late Everard (Buzz) and Elizabeth (Betty) Fuchs Paxson of New London.
James was an avid fisherman.
Katrina Faith Gibson, 24, of York, was unexpectedly called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 2, 2017 at York Hospital. Currently, her death was due to unknown natural causes.
Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of Robin Childs, wife of Doug Childs, and Donald E. Gibson, Jr., fiancée of Jennifer Kilgore.
Having graduated from Solanco High School, she worked in logistics with BPD International.
Elwood E. “Woody” Aukamp, 63, of New Providence, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Lancaster, the son of Charles Aukamp and the late Pauline (Irvin) Aukamp. Woody and his wife, Cheryl A. (Evans) Aukamp, had celebrated 40 years of marriage in February.
Woody was a wielder by trade, working at several businesses throughout the years. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee.
Woody enjoyed all types of sports, and played fast pitch soft ball when he was younger. He also was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.
William L. Mowery, 70, of Kirkwood, entered into rest at his home on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Anna (Swinehart) Mowery and the late Adam Mowery.
Bill had retired from Quad graphics in Atglen. He more recently worked as a parking attendant at the American Music Theater. Bill enjoyed time spent on his boat crabbing and fishing. He also loved to travel.
James Chase Patterson, 88yrs., of Freedom Village Coatesville, formerly of Exton, husband of L, Ruth (Hedrick) passed away on May 19th of complications from Diabetes.
Born on September 2, 1928 in Berwyn to Horace and Alice Chase Patterson, he attended Ridley Park High School and Williamsport Technical School specializing in auto mechanics. This led to his expertise in modifying engines required for stock car racing, combined with his skill as a driver it made him a very successful competitor. Drafted in 1951, he served his country in the 82nd Armored Recon Division stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. After discharge from the service he returned to the family farm, but the lure of auto racing and mechanics was his greater interest, which led him to begin his lifetime career with Sloan Ford in West Grove. After a brief time in the shop, he advanced to the sales department specializing in the sale of trucks. Throughout his life, Jim had a strong work ethic that led to his success in the business world. In 1965, the family moved to Downingtown where he opened a Ford franchise in partnership with the Sloan family. A new facility was built in 1973 in Exton, PA. and in May 1982, he became the sole owner of Sloan Motors.
Business was paramount in Jim’s life, and he lived it full throttle. His other interests were flying, boating and time spent on the bay with his family enjoying the sunsets in Avalon, NJ.
Mabel T. Carney, 96, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lansing, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Alice (Shepard) Greer. She was married to the late Wallace Carney.
A homemaker, Mabel enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and other guests in her home.
Mabel was the last of her immediate family.
Traditional interment will take place in the Quarryville Cemetery on Friday, June 2, 2017 with Chaplain Lawrence Roff officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Online guestbook at www.dewalds.com