Blanche H. Gray, 81, of Oxford, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Clifford H. Gray, Jr., with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.
Born in Little Britain Township, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Villa (Keys) Hess.
Blanche attended Bart-Colerain High School, graduating in 1956. She was a 45-year member of Oxford Bible Church (formerly Blessed Hope Bible Tabernacle) and was very active in teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School there. For the last 10 years Blanche was a member of Colerain Church.
Cherry A. Heidinger, age 60, of Peach Bottom, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her home.
She was the wife of Kevin Heidinger.
Born in Monterey, CA, she was the daughter of the late John Brooks.
Cherry, was a cosmetologist for 40 years and worked at the Hair Express in Quarryville, PA. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting, sewing, and doing random acts of kindness for others.
Fred T. Young, Jr. transitioned peacefully to his final home on July 20, 2019, surrounded by his children.
Fred enjoyed the simple things in life: fishing, boating, hunting, water & snow skiing and motorcycling. An athlete at Solanco and beyond, he enjoyed watching football and baseball later in life. He served in the Army. Fred loved animals and owned a dog most of his life. More recently he enjoyed interacting with his neighbors’ farm animals. He was a machinist by trade and was able to build and repair most anything in his home and shop.
Fred, resident of East Lampeter Township, was 85. He was the son of the late Fred T. Young, Sr. and the late Esther Grubb.
J. Leslie Landis, age 72 of Quarryville, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 18, 2019, following a battle with cancer.
He was the husband of Carol A. Landis Landis with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage on September 17th.
He was born in Lancaster, son of the late John L. & Vera Hershey Landis.
He accepted Christ as his Savior while attending Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Later he was a member of Calvary Monument Bible Church of Paradise, where he was currently attending for the last 45 years.
Les was a lifelong dairy farmer. He was a member of Gideons International. He enjoyed hunting with his children and grandchildren, taxidermy and going to the family cabin in Tioga County. He loved to make maple syrup and was known as the “Sugar Master”. He was also known as a handyman and would do anything to help his children and grandchildren.
Rev William “Bill” Jonathan Keeler, Sr of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, Quarryville, PA passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 and entered into His Heavenly Father’s arms at the age of 94 years old with his beloved wife Mary, and family by his side.
Bill was born on August 15, 1924 in Pottstown, Pa to Bertha Mae (Weaver) & William Russell Keeler. He was the eldest of 6 children.
Harry Robert (Bob) Solway, 81, of Nottingham, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at home.
He was the husband of Ann Curtis Solway with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Herman and Bessie Pogach Greenstine (AKA Betty Solway Smith), and Stepfather Ernest Solway.
He founded Bob’s Crane Service, Landenberg and Nottingham. He mounted his first crane on a 1942 Chevrolet Army truck.
Jennie E. Toms, 89, Willow Street, PA. On July 7, 2019 our dear sweet mother passed from this life into the arms of Our Blessed Savior. Jennie was the beloved wife of the late Earl E. Toms who passed away in February, 2019. They had celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Jennie was born in Lancaster to the late Theodore and Jennie Rudy Weitzel December 8, 1929.
She had worked at the former Armstrong Cork Co., then at the former Watt & Shand Department Store in office administration retiring after 26 years. An accomplished seamstress, she designed and made many of her daughters’ dresses. One of her passions was playing the marimba, where she had performed for many of the social and civic organizations in the county.
Steven Michael Kelchen, 60, of New Providence, entered into rest on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Allan R. and Harriet E. (Yuninger) Kelchen, Sr. Steve and his wife, Virginia G. (Garris) Kelchen had celebrated 17 years of marriage in May.
Steve worked and retired from Cedar Hill Quarry as a plant operator. Following retirement he ran an Amish taxi service.
Cheryl M. Fuller, 63, of Kirkwood, PA, passed away July 6, 2019 at her home.
She was the widow of the late Thomas A. Fuller who passed away in 1996. Cheryl was the daughter of the late William Adams, Jr. and Charlotte Whiteside Adams.
Eleanor May Brady, 83, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and formerly Fairview Park, OH, entered into rest on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Howard F. and Marion (Enburg) Pitman.
Eleanor graduated from Friends Select grade and high school in Philadelphia. She went on to graduate from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. and used her education to teach 2nd and 3rd grades in Springfield, IL and Springfield, MA.