Karl Dietrich Linde passed away on September 21, 2018, at the age of 97. The son of the late Karl Wilhelm and Ella Schweers Linde.
Known as K.D. or Dieter, Karl was born on June 21, 1921 in Gera, Germany. He was drafted into the German Army during World War II, where he served on both fronts and finished out the war in a prisoner of war camp in England.
After World War II, Karl emigrated to Lancaster County in 1950 and later became a United States citizen. He met his wife Else Lohmann and they married in 1952. Karl and Else bought a farm near Kirkwood, Pennsylvania in 1956, where they started the Lindenhof Guernsey farm. Karl and Else resided there for the duration of their 65 year marriage.
He was a respected, hardworking and talented dairyman. Lindenhof Guernseys was well known among dairy breeders receiving multiple local, state and national honors for milk, protein and butterfat production throughout his career. In 1976 he received the Lancaster county soil conservationist of the year award.
Ronald Bernard Houghton, 79, of Christiana, PA died September 23, 2018.
He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” Roosevelt Houghton.
Ronnie and Betsy had celebrated 56 years of marriage.
An accomplished horseman, Ronnie started training horses at the age of 19. He and Betsy established their horse training facility, Sylmar Farms, Christiana, PA, in 1970 where he had been training thoroughbreds for 42 years. In addition to training horses, he enjoyed farming and raising cattle.
Born in Burlington NJ, he was the son of the late Thomas B. and Marie Carroll Houghton.
G. Robert Daily, Sr., 94, lifelong resident of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He shared 71 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Dorothy A. Karabetsos Daily.
Born in Parkesburg, Robert was the son of the late Pearl (Glenn) and John Daily, Sr. A resident of Parkesburg his entire life, he was a graduate of the former Parkesburg High School.
Bob served honorably in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater with the 83rd Quartermaster Company. He served as treasurer for the Parkesburg VFW and he was a member of the Christiana American Legion.
Samuel Algarin, 31, of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Sam will be forever remembered by his beloved sons, Sammy (13) and Gabriel (8), by his parents Rosa and Jose Sr, brother Joselito, sister Evelyn (Evy) and dog Audrey. The memories of Sam will be forever cherished by his numerous extended family and dear friends. Although Sam’s passing was sudden and tragic, it cannot take away from an incredible life and example he was to everyone who knew him. Sam’s faith in Jesus Christ was a primary influence in every aspect of his life. He loved being a father, brother and son and pursuing the mission to which God called him. He was both strong and tender-hearted. He carried out his mission to walk humbly and demonstrate God's love to people through his actions.
Robert Charles Corbin, 84, of Peach Bottom, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Harry D., and Hazel B. (Whitsel) Corbin. Bob was married to the late Virginia L. Corbin for over 55 years.
Bob had been a valuable employee for several local printing companies. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Bob had attended True Gospel Baptist Church. He enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, working in his yard and was a fan of Pennsylvania sports teams.
Frances D. Groff died September, 15, 2018. She was 98.
Born on New Year’s Eve, 1919, Mrs. Groff was the proud daughter of the village blacksmith in New Providence, Pa., Ernest Pennebecker Dyson and Leah Mae Reese Dyson.
She attended both Elizabethtown College and Lebanon Valley College. As a music major, Mrs. Groff enjoyed playing both the piano and marimba.
Mrs. Groff was part of an active boating family, enjoyed bus trips with her husband and playing canasta with friends. Mrs. Groff also enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of her trip to England with her sister, Katheryn D. Bishop and of the trips to the Virgin Islands to visit her son, Joseph. In later years she spent time boating on the Chesapeake Bay with her son Michael and his wife.
Maci Grace Eckman, infant daughter of Joshua C. & Margaret N. Eckman of Paradise PA, entered into heaven on Tuesday, September 11th 2018.
Her family met the most beautiful little girl ever at 6:23am. Maci touched more lives in her short time on earth than most people do in a lifetime. She was tiny but strong and never stopped fighting for her family. She danced through each of her ultrasounds and took a piece of all our hearts with her to heaven.
K. Richard Miller, 72, of Willow Street, entered into rest on September 11, 2018 under hospice care. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late H.C. and Janet (Todd) Miller. Dick and his wife, Catherine A. Miller had celebrated 50 years of marriage in May.
Dick graduated in 1964 from Solanco High School and went on to service his country in the US Army from 1965-1967. He retired from Commonwealth Telephone after 38 years of service.
Dick enjoyed motorcycles and cars along with NASCAR and being a Flyers complainer. He also was a member of the Tanglewood Men’s Golf League and member of HOG.
Surviving besides his wife are daughters; Melissa A., wife of John Russell of Willow Street, and Jennifer, wife of Ian Cannon of Strasburg, along with grandchildren; Alexis, Liam, Jordan and Aine and great grandchildren Aubrey and Hunter. Also Dick is survived by his sister, Khay, wife of Richard Rutt and a brother, David L. Miller, husband of Jen.
Joyce S. Murray, 88, of Willow Valley Retirement Communities, formerly of Quarryville, entered into rest on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
She was the loving wife of the late Donald H. Murray, sharing 60 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2015.
Born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Gertrude (Eakin) Smitheman.
Joyce was a graduate of Haddonfield High School. After high school, she was employed by Sun Oil Company in the payroll department. After marrying Donald, Joyce left the workforce and dedicated her time to caring for her family and her home.
Betty Louise (Winters) Rineer, 93, of Lampeter and currently at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community went to her heavenly home on September 7, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Strasburg on April 21, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Philip G. and Mabel M. (Steinman) Winters.
Betty grew up on a farm south of Strasburg with 9 brothers and sisters. After graduating from Lampeter High School, she worked at the former Federal Bakeshop, where her talent decorating wedding cakes, would lead to some of the best birthday cakes her kids could ever imagine.
During WWII she worked at the former Hamilton Watch Co. making fuses. Later she went on to work at the former Stehli’s Silk Mill and the former RCA Corp. making TV tubes. Betty’s most important job came after she married John G. Rineer with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage in June, and she focused her energy on being a homemaker and mother to her 3 daughters, Brenda, wife of Ted Fay of Lampeter, Cheryl Hershey of Willow Street, and Bev, wife of Jim Doughty of Strasburg; along with grandchildren: Bryan and Jen Fay, Megan Hershey, Jamie, wife of Matt Himmelberger, Katie, Lindsay and Tiffany Doughty and 3 great grandchildren; Sydney Fay, Micah and Caleb Himmelberger and a sister, Dorothy Huber as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers; Harry, Lester and Roy Winters and sisters Mary Harman, Stella Dachs, Pearl Hostetter, Mabel Hirst and Ethel Hess.