Carolyn Wagner Karabaich, 94, of Willow Street, and formerly of Holtwood, entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at her home while under hospice care.
Born in Rawlinsville, she was the daughter of the late Clyde “Sonny” and Ella Pearl “Dolly” (Trissler) Wagner.
She was married to the late Joseph A. Karabaich for 67 years.
Carolyn was a 1942 graduate of Quarryville Highschool and had worked for the Hamilton Watch Co. and the Schick Corp. She was an active member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Carolyn was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family and friends, especially Pinochle and Scrabble. She would often talk about how wonderful it was growing up in Holtwood. She wrote an article about being raised in Holtwood that was published in the Lancaster Newspaper.
Kenneth Brian Meeder, Sr., 52, of Drumore, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at home.
He was the husband of Julie Draper Meeder with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.
Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Glenn and Jeannette Grueninger Meeder.
Kenneth was employed with London Grove Industries, Jennersville as a cabinet maker.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Taylor Meeder at home; one granddaughter, Makenna Kneisley; one brother, Glenn Meeder, Jr. of Glen Mills; and two sisters, Donna Lamonica of Wilmington, DE and Charlene Mazepink of Nottingham.
Jennifer Rebecca Smith (nee Brytczuk), 47, of Kirkwood, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends.
She was the beloved wife of Kevin R. Broderick, her husband of 20 years, and the mother of three children she deeply loved.
Born in New York, NY, on August 7, 1970, Jennifer was the daughter of Gary A. Brytczuk and Carol Devlin Brytczuk of State College, PA. She was a graduate of State College Area High School and she attended East Carolina University.
Jennifer worked most recently as a manager at APG Federal Credit Union in Bel Air, MD. While her children were young, Jennifer successfully pursued an entrepreneurial path, balancing family time with work and inspiring and mentoring many women along the way. She was adored by coworkers for her unwavering encouragement, generosity and guidance.
Margaret Good Aument, 87, of 344 S. Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA died on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Garden Spot Village following a year-long battle with cancer.
Born in Bowmansville, PA she was the daughter of the late Clayton W. and Gertrude Moore Good. She was married 46 years to George Clair Aument who died in 2001.
Her son George Steven Aument died in 1979. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Howard, Eugene, and Roy Good and one sister, Mildred Horning.
She is survived by a daughter Susan Christine Aument who lives in Jenkintown, PA.
Margaret was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lancaster since 1957. She traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with her husband and daughter and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
Mary Knorr, 79, of Quarryville, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
She was the wife of the late Walter Knorr, who passed away in January 2016. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Finefrock.
Mary was a homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her family and helping others, especially by providing transportation to neighbors and friends who were not able to drive. She was a member of Smithville Church of God.
Harvey C. Aspril just wasn’t up to par at 97 years old. So, on July 19, 2018, he decided to play through, to the 19th hole.
Surrounded by family, he quietly left Quarryville, to travel to the eternal golf course in the sky.
Harvey was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Betty R. Aspril. He was the son of the late Norman R. and Hannah Price Aspril. One of 14 children and the last of the immediate family, Harvey was born and raised in the historic Barr’s Ark, Quarryville.
A US Army veteran, he was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. He loved to tell his grandchildren about the time he played baseball with Satchel Paige when he was in the Army.
Harvey worked for many years as a civilian at the Bainbridge Naval Base. Later, he worked at the Host Farm Resort. He was an avid and accomplished golfer who enjoyed playing the game well into his 80’s.
William J. Drew, 73, of Oxford, PA died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Jennersville Hospital. He was the husband of Linda Miller Drew.
Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Donald and Carrie Belle Hamilton Drew.
William was a retired over the road Truck Driver for 20 years. In retirement, he worked at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley in Oxford.
He enjoyed horse racing, bowling, and going to casinos.
Surviving beside his wife are 2 grandsons, Dominick Attaway and Ebon Hicks; and a step sister Patty Perry of West Palm Beach, FL.
Leopoldo A. Garcia, 63, of New Providence, entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in El Salvador, he was the son of the late George and Sylvia (Ortiz) Garcia.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Mildred (Hartl) Garcia.
Leo had worked as an auto body repairman at Myers Auto Body in East Petersburg. He had attended Wesley Church in Quarryville. He was a talented artist and enjoyed painting. Leo will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
Anna M. Mowery, 92, of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and formerly Kirkwood, entered into rest on Monday, July 16, 2018.
Born in Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Florine (Horner) Swinehart. She and her late husband, Adam Mowery, Jr., had celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2001.
Anna retired from the former RCA Company as an assembler. She was a member of the Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star. Anna enjoyed crocheting, working in her garden, and spending time with her family.
Surviving are daughters; Betty J., widow of the late Robert Sprout, Jr., of Kirkwood and Linda, wife of Robert Rigler, of Quarryville, along with 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary C. Hall.
Honora Elizabeth Fudala Williams, 97, New Providence, PA passed away on Sunday, July 8 just before a beautiful sunrise.
She lived a fully fruitful, engaged, and blessed life all the way to her passing. She never gave up on life and even on her last day on this earth, she started another batch of pickles to home can. She just completed a road trip to visit her sister and her late cousin’s wife and daughter. Her passion for food and amazing abilities in cooking—that began at age 3--and sewing inspired those of all ages and backgrounds. On her recent trip, she talked to one of the owners of the famous Moosewood Restaurant and cookbooks, sharing her experiences of running cafeterias and providing nutritious meals to schoolchildren. She was also known for her sewing. Each winter she made clothes for children. This past winter, she made 34 outfits (a “small amount”) to make children feel special that they had a hand-made outfit.
Honora graduated from Duryea High School and Mansfield University with a degree in home economics. She also completed coursework in dietetics. She taught home economics at Dupont High School. In addition to teaching at Delaware City High School (DE) and Huntington Mills High School, she also ran the school cafeterias.