Dallas F. Musselman, 82, of Strasburg PA, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. He was the husband of Diane E. Schaeffer Musselman. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Born in New Providence PA, a son of the late Harry C. and Effie S. Keen Musselman.
Dallas had retired after 40 years as a pressman for Lancaster Newspaper.
He had proudly served in the US Army. In his free time, Dallas enjoyed camping, fishing the surf, and Delaware Bay. He had played in the City –County Baseball League.
James A. Woods, 61 of Horseshoe Lane, Nottingham, PA died Monday, November 6, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Leslea Ortholf Woods. Born in West Chester, PA he was the son of the late Abner Lloyd and Mary Idele Woods.
Jim attended Porter’s Grove Baptist Church. He had been employed by Buck Iron Company for 36 years in the maintenance department.
He enjoyed music, especially country music and was a singer and guitar player for the “Southern Ramblers Band.”
Robert P. Bucher, 78, died on November 3 at The Glen at Willow Valley Retirement Community, following a long illness he courageously fought for 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen (Weaver) Bucher, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Bucher, and two sisters, Joyce May from Lebanon and Linda Overlock from La Grande, Oregon. Bob was born in Lancaster, the son of Paul E. Bucher and Ruth U. Bucher.
Bob studied Agriculture Economics at Penn State University before serving three years in the Army Security Agency. He worked in Lancaster County his entire career, starting with Wayne Feed Company, then as an Agri-Loan Officer at Farm Credit. Bob became Vice President and Manager of the Agri-Loan Department at the former Commonwealth National Bank, which in the 1980’s was the largest Ag Lending bank in PA. He was also on the National Agri-Executive Committee and in 1982, was awarded the Egg Industryman of the Year by the Pennsylvania Poultry Federation. After leaving the bank, Bob became part of Hypro Industries as General Manager, which dealt with aiding farmers in financial resource management, with emphasis on the poultry industry. In 1984, Bob, with partner Jeffrey Musser, developed Bucher Associates, which was involved with egg production.
Hazel Hart Pryer, 101, formerly of Quarryville and Strasburg Township, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Moravian Manor. She was the wife of the late Carl Bernhart Pryer, sharing 45 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1984.
Born in the Hickory Hill area near Oxford, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Anderson) Hart of Quarryville.
Hazel had the unique opportunity of graduating from high school twice. She first attended Colerain High School and graduated from 11th grade. Because 12th grade wasn’t offered at Colerain High School, Hazel then attended Quarryville High School and graduated from 12th grade. In her early years, Hazel worked at the former Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, where she met her husband. Over the years she was a homemaker and also later worked at the former Precision Time Company of Strasburg.
Even though Hazel did not herself serve in the military, she was very patriotic, writing hundreds of letters to her brothers and family members while they served in the military. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Strasburg Township, for over 70 years. Hazel was also a member of the Robert Fulton Chapter #446 Order of the Eastern Star.
Sara A. “Sally” Newswanger, 80, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Sunday, November 5, 2017, under the care of Hospice.
Born in Holtwood, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Eva Kipphorn Urey.
Sally and her husband, Jay F. Newswanger, had celebrated 62 years of marriage in June.
Sally worked and retired as a teller from the former National Central Bank in Quarryville. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving besides her husband Jay are sons; Gary, husband of Melissa, Greg, and a daughter, Jaye, wife of Dain Carson, along with 4 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, a sister, Eva Drummond, wife of Bob, and several nieces and nephews. Sally was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.
Danny W. Washinger, 54, of Quarryville passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Salem, New Jersey he was the son of Roy Washinger and Graceanne Dickson Jones.
He was the loving husband of Deborah Sexton Washinger with whom he shared over 24 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived two daughters, Dakota I. Washinger of Strasburg and Grace Gibbs of NY. Also surviving are three grandchildren, one sister, Caryn Tadema wife of Cliff of WA, a niece, Jordyn Byes of Burlington, WA and host of loving extended family.
Geraldine R. McCabe, 72, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was the widow of the late James M. McCabe who passed away in 1973.
Born in Norristown PA, a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Valentine Dybicz Gondek.
She is survived by siblings, Joseph A. (Mary Ellen) Gondek, Dale J. (Elaine) Gondek, and Carol Pufko.
Joseph F. O'Donnell, Sr, “Joe the Hay Man”, 85, of Lancaster PA, formerly of Drumore, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
He was the widower of the late Nancy Chambers O’Donnell.
Joe was born in Lancaster County, a son of the late John A. and V. Pearl Eshleman O’Donnell.
Joe was a self-employed truck driver, hauling hay.
Lynn G. Haddon, 70, of Drumore PA, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was the wife of Robert A. Haddon. They had celebrated 35 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster PA, a daughter of the late William and Verna M. Daul Frankford.
Lynn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and crocheting.