Daisy M. Patrick, 56, of Quarryville entered into rest on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at her home. Born in Maryland, she was the companion of Larry Jamison of Quarryville.
George A. Grumelli, age 94, of Bart, PA, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 20, 2015. He was the husband of the late Evelyn V. Welk Grumelli, who passed away on January 20, 2011.
The Grumelli’s were married for 69 years. He was born in Bart, PA, son of the late Antonio D. & Giovinio Scortico Grumelli. He was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church. He attended Stevens Trade School of Lancaster. George was self employed in the plumbing, heating and electrical business and along with his late wife they owned and operated Grumelli Appliance & Hardware Store in Christiana, PA.
George was a veteran of W.W. II in the 11th Infantry. On November 21, 1944 he departed for Germany and on December 24, 1944 he was wounded in action in Luxembourg. He was awarded the Purple Heart, American Theater Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, W.W. II Victory Medal, EAMETO Ribbon and two Battle Stars on EAMETO Ribbon.
In the past he was a member of the Strasburg Senior Citizens and VFW. He enjoyed watching the Phillies and spending time with his family.
A. Dale Herr, 71, of Kirkwood, entered into rest at his home, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 14, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Abram R. and F. Anna (Linton) Herr. He and his wife, P. Fay (Fryberger) Herr had celebrated 50 years of marriage this past June.
Dale owned and operated the Herr Hope Dairy Farm. He had also worked for the former A.L. Herr & Brother Inc., Hooper Inc., and had also helped at S. & A. Kreider and Son. Dale was an FFA Alumni and a member of the Colerain Planning Commission, Quarryville Rod and Gun Club, where he served as treasurer, the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge, Class of 1981, Solanco Young Farmers, Founder and Director of Solanco Wresting Assoc., PA Young Farmers, Octorara Watershed Assoc., Lancaster County Farm Burea, and a life-member and former treasurer of the Croaking Frogs.
John A. Burkins, 87, entered into rest on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Brethren Village, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Drumore on September 29, 1927, he was a son of the late J. Andrew and Ruth N. (Boyd) Burkins. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Jeanne (Herr) (Finefrock) Burkins and 6 children: Harry, Dr. J. Andrew, Jr., Michael, Jan Hastings, Jonathan and Kenneth; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dr. Etta Miller.
Mr. Burkins graduated from Drumore and Solanco High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII while being stationed in Japan. Upon discharge, he entered college at Franklin & Marshall and received his Masters Degree in Education from Temple University and then received additional credits at the University of Maryland. John was a teacher and administrator in Pennsylvania and Maryland schools for 33 years. He served on the Solanco school board and while in Maryland was elected president of Cecil County Principal’s Association and was named “Principal of the Year” in 1977.
Ben went to his permanent home built for him by Jesus on Tue., Sept. 8, 2015 due to cardio respiratory arrest.
He was born to Arthur and Elizabeth Wolfe in Pine Grove, PA. As a young man Ben served in the US Navy after which he began his career as a Realtor, manager, and vice president spanning 42 years in PA, DE, and MD through the offices of Prudential Realtors, B. Gary Scott, Inc., and Harris-Hanby Realtors. He worked with builders/developers in land acquisition and appraising as well as selling and building custom log homes for Kuhns Bros. Log Homes. For 19 years he taught real estate construction and sales at the U of D, Widner Univ., Wesley College, GBC, and DE Tech Comm. College.
He enjoyed hobbies of hunting and fishing. Ben was an active member of Calvary Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in Quarryville, PA. He enthusiastically served the Lord each and every day in all capacities of his life.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior as a child.
Dorothy R. Kauffman, 83, of Quarryville PA, passed away on September 7, 2015. She was the widow of the late of Jay A. Kauffman, who passed away in 1997.
Dorothy had been employed as a seamstress for the former Tidy Products, Quarryville, PA, and also in the house keeping department at Historic Strasburg.
She was a member of Memorial Methodist Church, Quarryville.
Dorothy enjoyed hunting, fishing, quiz shows, and her dogs.
She was born in Quarryville PA, a daughter of the late C. Edwin and Ella Groff Frackman.
She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Shirley G. Stoltzfus.