John S. Metzler, Sr., 78, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Holtwood, he was a son of the late Isaac and Grace (Stauffer) Metzler. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bernice (Lindeman) Metzler.
John had retired from Trojan Yacht. He spent many years volunteering for the Rawlinsville Fire Company. John was a member of the Rawlinsville United Methodist Church. He was a John Deere enthusiast and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Lillian Westbay Michels, 97, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Mary E. and William J. Westbay. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Michels who passed away in 2007. They had been married for 66 years at the time of his death.
Dorothy retired from IBM in Manassas, VA in 1980. In her retirement she enjoyed going to the theatre, dancing, reading, word search puzzles and going to Next Gen Senior Center which she attended until age 96.
Hugh Lesley of Columbia died at home on Thursday, October 22, 2015. He was 82.
Mr. Lesley was born in Lancaster, a son of the late Joseph and Bertha Brubaker Lesley.
He lived in Kirkwood before moving to Columbia.
C. Thomas Henderson, 75, of Oxford passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.
Born in Trenton, NJ he was the son of the late Cloyd and Alice Downs Henderson.
Tom retired from ATACS, Oxford as a security guard and was formerly employed with the Oxford Cabinet Company and the family farm. After retiring he enjoyed helping as an “Amish Taxi.”
He enjoyed trout fishing.
Larry V. Lupoli, 63, of Kirkwood, PA, passed away October 21, 2015. He was the loving husband of Annette Mueller Lupoli. They had celebrated 40 years of marriage.
Larry was born in Boothwyn, PA, a son of the late Vincent W. and Dorothy M. Hobbs Lupoli.
Larry had retired as a middle school teacher with the Perryville School District, MD and was a 1974 graduate of Penn State University.
His family and friends were everything to him. He was known as a “jack of all trades”.
Avah Zion Sensenig, 3, of Quarryville, PA, went to be with Jesus, October 23, 2015.
She was the beloved daughter of Matthew L. and Marlene J. Smucker Sensenig.
Avah brought a ray of sunshine to all that knew her. Avah will be greatly missed by her family.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers, Tyrell and Regan; paternal grandparents, Robert and Gladys Sensenig, Quarryville; maternal grandparents, Eli and Barbara Smucker, Kinzers; paternal great grandparents, Noah and Esther Sensenig, Quarryville, Melvin and Miriam Nolt, Ephrata; Maternal great grandparents, Samuel and Rebecca Esh, Gordonville, Sadie Smucker, Gap, Paternal great great grandmother, Kathryn Seibel, Ephrata. She was predeceased by a paternal grandmother, Linda Nolt Sensenig, and maternal great grandfather John Smucker. She was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Robert C. Chambers, 93, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, Quarryville, PA entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Robert was the only son of the late Wallace and Frances (Schneider) Chambers, and the devoted husband of the late Janet Grott Chambers.
Known by his nickname “Bob,” he grew up in Queens Village, NY, and met Janet at nearby Bellerose Baptist Church where they were married in 1944, the beginning of over 70 happy years together.
Bob’s illustrious career in service to his country began when he was accepted as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corps in 1943, successfully earning his commission as an officer and his pilot wings. Lieutenant Chambers flew 36 combat missions in the European theater of World War II as the pilot of the A-20 attack bomber, key to the successful advance of the US Army across Europe in late 1944 and early 1945. After the war, Bob and Janet settled in the New York metropolitan area where he worked as a salesman for heating and air conditioning companies as well as a guardsman (part-time) instructor pilot in the New York Air National Guard (NYANG), raising a family and becoming active in church and community leadership. Bob was eventually chosen to fulfill full-time roles as instructor pilot and Director of Operations in the New York Air National Guard serving in the unit stationed at Schenectady County Airport, in NYANG Headquarters, and in the unit stationed at Westchester County Airport. His military career culminated in his service as Commander of an Air National Guard Wing consisting of Tactical Air Support units in three states and Base Commander at New York’s Westchester County Airport. He retired in 1976 at the rank of Colonel, US Air Force. Bob’s role as an aviator continued as he served for another 20 years as a pilot, salesman, and flying coordinator for a number of general aviation-related organizations in Kansas and New York. His flying career spanned 6 decades, accumulating over 11,000 flight hours in dozens of different aircraft types, flying to nearly every corner of the globe.
Esther H. Black, 89, of Little Britain Church Road, Peach Bottom, PA went to be with her Lord following a short illness on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital. She and her husband Roy Wilmer Black celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Born in Peach Bottom, she was the daughter of the late Zell F. and Kathryn Moore Hershour.
Esther had worked as a teacher’s aide in schools located in Cecil County, MD.
She was a member of Little Britain Presbyterian Church where she was an active volunteer, especially at Christmas with the holiday candles. She also was a member of Wakefield Lions Club, and Farm Women Society #21.
She enjoyed cross stitching, crafts and gardening.
Daniel G. Lavin, 48, of Holtwood, PA died at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA on Thursday, October 22, 2015 following a short battle with cancer.
He was the son of Robert W. and Anne Hansen Lavin of Quarryville. Daniel was the companion of Sherri L. Keller for 27 years.
From 1984-1994 Daniel worked for the family egg business and then entered the construction field, first working for Pflumm Construction for 17 years and then for Mason-Dixon Contractors.
Daniel had varied interests. He had an affinity for Ford Mustangs, road trips out west, traveling, visiting National Parks, camping, boating, and model trains.
Michael T. McGlothlin, 52, of Strasburg, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Hospice and Community Care. He was the son of Louise, wife of Frank Hall, Sr. and the late Guy T. McGlothlin. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Mary Jane (Winters) McGlothlin.
Mike worked at ICM Quarry in Paradise for 10 years and had numerous construction jobs as a load operator.