Martha (Groff) "Marcy" Frutchey, 88, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Marcy was the daughter of the late Levi and Jennie (Eckman) Groff. Her husband, William J. Frutchey died in 1999.
Marcy graduated from Colerain High School in 1945. She was the first and only woman President of the Colerain Alumni Association.
After graduating from high school Marcy worked most of her life in the restaurant industry, working at the former Rhoads Spanish Tavern Restaurant in Quarryville for over 47 years, the former Robert Fulton Inn for 4 years and also the Quarryville Family Restaurant for a year. Marcy started attending Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church at the age of 7 and became a member at 12 years old. She taught Sunday school well into her 20's. She was a member of the Fidelis Bible class, a member of Circle One and also served as an Elder and Deacon.
Marcy was a talented seamstress and sang in a Quartet. Among her other passions were square dancing, roller skating and travel. She enjoyed traveling to the mountains but also had the opportunity to travel to 9 countries in Europe, 7 in the Far East, Bermuda and most of the states. Because of her husband’s work she lived in Moline, IL, Middlebury, VT, Catasauqua, Pa and finely settling back in Quarryville.
Kevin Lee Cutler, 52, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Born in Lancaster he was a son of Faye S. Trimble and the late I. Albert Cutler. He was married for 25 years to Joan (Groff) Cutler.
Kevin was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, camping in Fishing Creek and collecting Indian artifacts. He loved being with his family.
Roger J. Wimer born October 29, 1921 in Eden Township. Son of the late Harry L Wimer and Margaret V. Steinman Wimer.
Early in life he worked as a farmhand and in a silk mill. He went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad May 1941; he was drafted into the United States Army June 1942. He was a lifelong member of Mt Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quarryville where he was baptized in 1922.
He married his sweetheart the late Olive Rose December 1942. He was sent overseas January 1943 to the European Theater of war as a military police later transferred to Ciro into the 575 Army Air force. He was discharged from the 575 air transport service in November 1945. He bought a small farm while continuing to work for the Penn Central Railroad. He retired from Conrail in 1982. After retirement he worked as an escort driver for High Steel for twelve years.
Rogers's hobbies included bowling and traveling with Olive in their 5th wheel camper. Together they enjoyed square dancing with the Grand Squares and were members of the 106 Square Dance camping club of Mechanicsburg.
Robert Eugene Shaub, 73, of Quarryville, PA, died suddenly early Monday Sept. 26, 2016.
He is survived by his sons Michael (Tracy), Daniel (Laurel Turner), and Nathaniel (Kelly); his faithful companion of 15 years, Judy Stine, her children Ron Stine, Fletcher Stine (fiancée Beth) and Jillian (Mike) Reese; eight grandchildren with baby Reese on the way.
Born in Lampeter, PA, Feb 24, 1943, youngest of 10 children born to Park and Ruth (Evans) Shaub. Preceeded in death by his brothers Raymond, Charles, John, and Park, and his sisters Betty and Shirley, he is survived by his sisters Anne Henry, June (Vernon) McCauley, and brother Howard Shaub.
Esther F. Arnold, 100, formerly of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Harrison House Nursing Care facility, Christiana, PA. She was the widow of the late Walter A. Arnold who passed away in 1993.
Esther was born in Ashe County, NC, a daughter of the late Floyd and Virgie Jones Osborne.
Esther was a great cook, enjoying canning and freezing her vegetables from her garden. She enjoyed visiting yard sales, playing bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Wayne M. Pfeil, 75, of Kirkwood, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Hazleton, PA and was preceded in death by his parents, Carl N. Pfeil and Ruth M. Braun. Preceded also by a grandson, Dennis Walters.
Wayne was very passionate about his stock car racing, having raced at Grandview Speedway, Susquehanna Speedway and Bridgeport. After retiring from racing he continued his love for it by supporting his son on his pit crew. He retired from Wyeth Laboratories after 36 years of service.
Irene Heck, 87, recently of Kirkwood, PA went to be with her husband on September 16, 2016.
She was the wife of the late Irvin Heck.
Born in Ashe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Webster and Lula Sapp Roten.
Irene and her late husband, Irvin owned and operated Heck’s Garage in Nottingham, PA.
She was a member of the Slumbering Ground Hog Lodge. She loved living in the mountains and taking care of momma bears and her cubs.
J. Victor Barr, 88, of New Providence, PA formerly of Oxford, PA and Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Coatesville VA Hospice.
He was the husband of Sandra A. Lloyd Barr.
Born in Lancaster he was the son of the late C. Melville and Esther Haverstick Barr.
He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean War.
Vic owned and operated Barr Motor Co., Chrysler Dealership in Oxford from 1955-1993.
Vic attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lancaster. He was a life member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194, Rising Sun, MD, Oxford Lodge #353 F.&A.M., Rajah Shriners, Reading and past President and member of the Oxford Lions Club.
He enjoyed golf and was a founding member of Chantilly Country Club, Rising Sun, MD. Vic followed college basketball and especially loved his grandchildren and attending their sporting events.
Iva J. Falk, 94, formerly of New Providence, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim PA.
She was the widow of Donald A. Falk who died July 22, 1999. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Hohein Kemrer.
A homemaker, she was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA.
Walter G. Ulmer, Jr., age 90, formerly of Philadelphia, Holmes, and New Providence, PA died on September 17, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy PA, and is now sleeping in death, awaiting his resurrection.
He was the husband of the late Betty Reed Ulmer who died January 23, 2009. Walter was born on August 13, 1926 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Walter G. and Henrietta Thompson Ulmer.
He was a former member of Collingdale Church of the Nazarene and a current member of Wesley Church, Quarryville.
Walter did not complete his high school degree, but instead joined the US Navy where he proudly served during WWII as an Aviation Electricians Mate. Following his honorable discharge, he completed his GED. Using the skills learned in the Navy, Walter them made a career with Bell Telephone Company where he worked as an installer until his retirement.
During that time he was also involved in the Civil Air Patrol as a youth “Teen” leader.