Frank P. Uleary, 78, of Lilac Drive New Providence, died on June 17, 2018 at his residence. Born in Delaware County, he was the son of the late Frank P. and Anita Krause Uleary, Sr.
He was the husband of Janet Agnus McAllister Uleary. They had celebrated 35 years of marriage.
A self-employed carpenter, he restored and remodeled residential historic homes.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping, and history, with special interest in WWII and Civil War.
He served his county in the US Marine Corp.
Surviving beside his wife are 3 children, Amy Meier, Cheryl Uleary Winsor, Sean Frank Uleary; 10 grandchildren; 3 step children, Michelle Groulx, Dina Riley, Paul Barbacano; 3 step grandchildren; and 4 step great grandchildren.
Patricia Ann (McMillan) Willerup, 75, born to Rex and Frances McMillan on December 6th, 1942, passed away at home on June 16, 2018, with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband Bruce, whom she met when they were both just ten years old. They never dated anyone else and were married for 53 years.
She is also survived by her children Deborah Boos (Mark), David Willerup (Autumn), and Amy Benton (Allan); granddaughters Carolyn Chambers (Ben), Rebekah Boos, Mariah, Emma and Samantha Willerup, and Emily, Alexa, and Elaina Benton; sisters, Peggy Lewellen and Deanne Farino (Jack). She is preceded into the presence of the Lord by her parents and her grandchildren Eric (2003) and Ava Benton (2009).
Along with spending time with her family, her greatest joys were to grow in faith and serve Jesus Christ, the last thirteen years through the Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church where she taught adult Sunday school, moderated the Board of Deacons and Presbyterian Women, prepared meals for Wednesday Night Alive, and founded the annual Savor the Seasons celebration. Pat and Bruce raised their family and served in Wappingers Falls, NY for 40 years, where she co-led a youth group with Bruce for fifteen years, cooked for Meals on Wheels, taught at Wappingers Junior High and at Sylvan Learning Center, and served with the Mid-Hudson Tres Dias.
Kenneth R. Murphy, 81, formerly of Valley Road, Quarryville, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Harrison Senior Living, Christiana, PA. He and his wife Virginia S. Murphy were married for 28 years. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert and Eunice Girvin Murphy, Sr.
Ken’s love of farming was exhibited in making it his lifelong career on the home farm in Bart Township.
He was a member of New Providence Mennonite Church where he attended weekly pray meeting.
He enjoyed traveling, NASCAR, and going out for dinner. An avid train enthusiast, he was a member of the National Railroad Society.
Anna Mae Smeltz, 88, formerly of Holtwood, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Conestoga View.
Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Emmaline Lehigh. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Glenn E. Smeltz.
Anna had worked for Anderson Pretzel Factory. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and caring for her parakeets, and cockatiels.
In addition to her husband she is survived by 5 children: Jerry Blocker (Nancy) of TX; Georgeanna Lloyd (Othy) of OK; Rosie Graybill of Lancaster; Michael Blocker (Kezia) Denver, PA; Cindy Ash (Tom) of Dushore, PA. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two sisters, Linda and Jeannie.
Donna E. Bunce, 68, of Frederick Way, Kirkwood, PA died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Jennersville Hospital.
Born in Northbrook, PA she was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Elizabeth H. Harvey Neide.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking, and crafts, especially woodworking.
Surviving her are two children, Carolyn D. (Bob L.) Blackburn of Kirkwood, Damon A. Erwin and his companion Christine M. Travis of Felton, DE; 4 grandchildren; two brothers, Harry (Joyce) Neide of Kirkwood, and Bruce Neide of NJ.
Carol Ann Taylor, 74, of Quarryville, PA, formerly of Collingdale, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Dennis S. Taylor, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward Charles and Emma (Fitzroy) Donnelly.
Carol Ann was a graduate of Collingdale High School, class of 1964. Carol Ann dedicated many years to caring for her home and family. In her later years she enjoyed working in the cafeteria at Solanco High School.
Carol Ann was very active in her community. She was a volunteer for Hospice and Community Care, Purple Team, mostly at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, Solanco Food Bank, and a volunteer every year for the Solanco Fair at the funnel cake stand. She also volunteered to read books to children at Quarryville Library and Clermont Elementary School. Carol was a wonderful grandmother, and she regularly cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Florence D. McClune, 90, formerly of Willow Street, PA died Monday, June 4, 2018 at Lancashire Hall.
She was the widow of Carl G. McClune who died April 14, 2013. Born at the Buck, PA she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lula Doulin Wertz.
She was a member of Smithville Church of God.
She enjoyed going on walks, her grandchildren, and both she and her late husband enjoyed going to the mountains, snowmobiling, and traveling.
Florence had worked as a domestic cleaning lady and as a bookkeeper/secretary for McClune’s Truck and Auto Repair.
Charles L. Griest, 85, of Peach Bottom PA, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
He was the husband of Frances Wilson Griest. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage June 25. Charles was a self-employed truck driver and was also the owner operator of Hilltop Garage in the 1970’s. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a 50+ year member of the American Legion, and a past member of the Valley Lee Riding Club and Slumbering Groundhog Lodge. An avid hunter, he enjoyed spending time in Renovo, Clinton County also having lived there for 15 years. Charlie was known for his storytelling and humor. Born in Little Britain Twp PA, a son of the late Veryl B and Stella M. Anderson Griest.
Joseph Davison Goss, 75, of Colora, MD passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
Born in West Chester, PA he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Virginia Davison Goss.
Joe was a graduate of the Oxford Area High School, Class of 1960. He was active in sports while in high school as a member of the Varsity Soccer Team. He graduated from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE.
Joe retired from the County of Chester as a computer programmer.
He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1960 – 1964. He would often recount his experiences as a member of the crew of the USS Alstede and their many med cruises across the Atlantic from Norfolk to the Mediterranean. As a result of his time in the Navy, Joe was active with numerous Veterans Organizations over the years. He volunteered at the Coatesville VAMC PTSD Program and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. He especially enjoyed traveling with friends to the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico, volunteering at the memorial during the Memorial Day Activities held there yearly.
Joe was active in Cub and Boy Scouting, when he was younger and later as a leader and Scout Master as an adult. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of The Order of the Arrow.
He was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and was a life member of the Union Fire Company #1 of Oxford with 55 years of service. Joe served as Fire Company President in 1987 and 1988. He was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Roy W. Gibson Post #535 American Legion, Oxford, Disabled American Veterans and the VFW.
Miss Frances Mary Whiteside, 95, of 40 S. Fourth St., Oxford, PA, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Ware Presbyterian Village Nursing Home, Oxford, after an extended illness.
Miss Whiteside was born in Lower Oxford, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Rogers Whiteside. She lived in the Oxford area her entire life.
She was a 1941 graduate of Oxford Area High School, and attended Goldey Beacom College.
Miss Whiteside was employed with Acme Market in Oxford as the head checker for many years, retiring in 1979, after 39 years of service.
She was a member of Nottingham Green Stone Presbyterian Church in Nottingham. She had formerly been a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church in Oxford, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and sang in the church choir.