Ross C. “Junie” Ulrich, 87, formerly of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Conestoga View where he had been residing for the past 7 months.
Born in Wakefield, PA on September 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Ross C. and Lula (Shoemaker) Ulrich. He was raised by his stepmother, Alva (Gardner) Ulrich.
Ross lived in Southern Lancaster County his entire life. He worked at the family feed business until 1964, then was employed by the Chester Water Authority as an operator and lab technician until his retirement in 1992. Ross was instrumental in forming and was also the first secretary of the Robert Fulton Fire Company. He was a charter member and secretary/treasurer of the Wakefield Lions Club for 25 years. Ross volunteered many years for Meals-on-Wheels.
Ross is survived by his wife Nancy (Halsey) Ulrich; daughters, Carolyn (Parley) Hess and Diane Sheets. Along with dearly loved grandsons: Robert (Alison) Hess, Alex (Jamie) Hess and great-grandchildren: Ava, Addison, Morgan and Brayden Hess.
Ross was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Bucher; brothers, Robert and Harry Ulrich and a son-in-law, Raymond V. Sheets.
Danis Lee Jones, 98, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Oxford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
She was the wife of the late William Lonnie Jones.
Born in West Jefferson, NC she was the daughter of the late Jesse Abner and Minnie Jane Johnson Severt.
She is survived by three daughters, Annabelle Prewitt and her husband, Richard of Oxford, Georgia Mayhorn and her husband, Jack of Newark, DE, and Joyce Frampton and her husband, Richard of Oxford; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Jessie Absher of Laurel Springs, NC, Betty Ball and Leafie McNeil both of West Jefferson, NC, Kay Brooks of Lumberton, NC and Marsha Teaster of Grassy Creek, NC; and two brothers, Jack Severt of West Jefferson, NC and Ray Severt of MI.
Gladys H. Owen, 88, of Quarryville PA, formerly of Willow Street, passed away on July 21, 2015. She was the wife of Joseph K. Owen, with whom she celebrated 17 years of marriage. Her first husband, Harold L. Rineer, passed away in 1995.
Gladys’ last years of employment had been as a secretary with the former Bank of Lancaster County. Previously she had also worked for many years for John F. Steinman.
Born in Rawlinsville, PA, a daughter of the late David H. and Lillie Barr Herr.
Gladys was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. She was a 1944 graduate of Manor High School.
Woodrow “Woody” Wilson Ressler Jr., 71, of Pequea passed away Tuesday night, July 21, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born October 21, 1943 in Cramer, PA, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Emily Ressler. He was the loving husband of Donna M. Ressler for 52 years.
Woody retired from Yellow Freight after 30 years as a diesel mechanic. In his retirement he worked as a truck driver for Penske Truck Leasing. He was a life member of the Pequea Valley Sportsmen Association and an active member of the Pequea Boat Club.
He loved boating, riding motorcycle, racing and anything to do with working on cars. Woody also enjoyed watching a good old John Wayne western movie while sitting on his beloved couch in the company of his dogs. He will be dearly missed by everyone he knew.
Dorothy J. Jackson, 70, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Bartley, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Ray M. and Emma Leah (Hegerman) Collins. She was married to A. William “Bill” Jackson for 49 years.
Dorothy had been a waitress at Willow Valley and had also been past owner of the Post House Restaurant in Nottingham.
She was a member of Little Britain Presbyterian Church. She loved flower gardening, antiquing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
William E. Hanna, age 78 of New Providence, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of LaVerne F. Hoover Hanna with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage with on May 9th of this year.
He was born in Christiana, son of the late Earl I. & Mary N. DiEugenio Hanna.
He attended Andrews Bridge Christian Fellowship. Bill graduated from the former Christiana High School class of 1954 and then Scott High School class of 1955. He worked for the former Lukens Steel Co. of Coatesville, for over 40 years retiring in 1996.
He was a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville and the Christiana Masonic Lodge. Bill enjoyed fishing, traveling, camping, going to flea markets and even operating a flea market stand.
Brandon Scott Branch, 40, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his home of natural causes. He was born in Lancaster.
Scott graduated from Solanco High School in 1993 and went on to Goldie Beacon College.
After graduating college in 1998 he worked for NB&A and J.P. Morgan Company. He was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
Scott was a big sports fan, especially Pittsburg Steelers and Baltimore Orioles. He also enjoyed music, whether it was listening, going to concerts or playing his guitar.
Eva F. Kunkle of New Providence died of injuries she sustained in an auto accident on Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was 78.
Mrs. Kunkle was born in Chilhowie, Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha Whisman Eller.
She enjoyed camping, attending yard sales, and shopping.
Mrs. Kunkle had been a member of the Lancaster CB Club.
Shirley M. Dabler of Lancaster died in Lancaster General Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was 79.
Miss Dabler was born in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Willis and Violet Styer Dabler.
She worked for Hamilton Watch Co. for 40 years before retiring.
Miss Dabler volunteered for many years with the Water Street Rescue Mission and the Solanco Food Bank.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Quarryville.
Robert C. Findley, Sr., 70, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in New Providence, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Swayne) Findley. Bob and his wife, Margaret “Peg” (Tarker) Findley had celebrated 50 years of marriage in October.
Bob was an electrician and also taught electrical engineering at Mt Joy Vo-Tech. He was also the owner and operator of the Honey Wagon Septic Service.
Bob was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, IBEW Union and served as a New Providence Supervisor for 3 terms. When not working, Bob enjoyed his beach house in Rehoboth Beach, farming, his animals and was always known to be tinkering with something. Above all, Bob loved spending time with his family.