Caroline Elinor Hodson, 88, formerly of New Providence, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the loving wife of the late Paul W. Hodson, Sr., sharing 53 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2002.
Born in Mount Joy, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elinor (Mutzabaugh) Fletcher.
In her early years, Caroline was a factory worker. In her later years, she attended vocational technical school and earned a certification as a medical unit clerk. She was employed by Lancaster General Hospital for over 25 years as an aide, unit clerk, and also served as a chaplain.
Caroline was a faithful servant of the Lord. A member of The Lord’s House of Prayer, she spent her spare time serving there, visiting the sick and shut-ins, and interceding in prayer for those in need. Caroline also had a love for singing and enjoyed volunteering with Hospice and Community Care.
On Sunday, December 27, 2020 and surrounded by her family, Estella “Tellie” Bowman, 72, passed peacefully into the waiting arms of Jesus and was reunited once again with her beloved daughter, Melissa.
Born in Lancaster, Tellie was the dearly loved daughter of the late Irvin D. and Dorothy Diffenbach Leaman.
Tellie will be deeply missed by her son-in-law Craig Peifer, of Ronks, and grandsons Christian, Luke, and Joel; her sister Linda wife of Glenn Eberly of Ronks, niece Bree wife of Jonathan Hakala, of Ronks; nephew Blayde husband of Emily (Holt) Eberly of Lancaster; as well as her great niece and nephew, Lace Brighton and Brek Easton Hakala. A kind and devoted friend, her absence will be profoundly felt by many who knew and loved her.
Phyllis M. Stanley, age 90, of Ronks, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Clarance and Edna Boone Trostle.
She worked for J.L. Clark for 33 years. Phyllis loved animals especially chickens. She was known too many as Granny and the Egg Lady.
Surviving are 4 children: Gloria Gutherie of Leola, Robert "Tom" husband of Billie Lynn Miller Stanley of Gap, Audrey Stanley wife Brian Domblesky of Sadsburyville, Jane wife of Daniel Hollow of Atglen, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, Sister Miriam Straub and step brother James Trostle.
Brian M. Drumm, age 56, of Kirkwood, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at home.
He was the companion of Vicky Erb for over 27 years.
Born in Holtwood, he was the son of the late Samuel and Arlene Adams Drumm.
Brian enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the mountains, and Nascar.
Ronald H. Jarvis, age 76 of Pequea, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home.
He was the husband of Barbara Ulbricht Jarvis with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 5th.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harry Steven and Lillian Adair Cowperthwait Jarvis.
He was a Past Master for Masonic Lodge #744. Ron honorably served his country in the National Guard. He worked for Bell Telephone for over 30 years until he retired and then he worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
In his free time, he loved cooking, baking, camping, motorcycles, and playing Santa at the mall.
Rodney M. Whiteside, 85, of Milroy and formerly of Oxford, entered into rest on December 21, 2020 at his home.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late S. Milton, Sr., and Mazie E. (Howett) Whiteside.
Rodney was a graduate of Solanco High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Rodney owned and operated Town and Country Hardware Store in Oxford from the mid 1960’s until the late 1970’s. He was later self-employed as a sales representative for many years. Rodney was a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge and other area fraternal organizations.
Edward F. Toole, 85, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Hospice and Community Care.
Born in Albany, New York, he was the son of the late Edgar A. and Anne Mary (Sheeran) Toole.
He was the loving husband of Deborah Jane (Showalter) Toole.
Edward served our country in the U.S. Army and graduated from Notre Dame College with a B.A. in philosophy. He furthered his studies at Wharton School of Finance and went on to work for Merrill Lynch and the Lancaster Host Resort. He also carried mail for the USPS. Edward was passionate about investing, he enjoyed following the stock market and was an avid reader and life-long learner. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.
On December 26, 2020 Holmes Rodney Mylin entered into eternal rest. At 88 years of age he has lived a full and abundant life.
Born September 29,1932 in Smithville, PA he attended a one room schoolhouse and Southern Lancaster County High School graduating in 1950. He joined the United States Air Force and proudly served in Korea and upon his honorable discharge began working at RCA. In 1959, he married Joann Marie Schonvisky and moved to Willow Street, PA where they began their family.
"Homer" was the son of Lucretia Mylin Cregger and was raised by family who stuck by him through everything. In 1961, a son was born, Samuel Abram Mylin and the family went on live life.
Homer was at the time coaching baseball and was beginning to be a winner on the field. He won the 1966 County Legion championship, and began his long adventure in local baseball. He became an umpire and through the years had assignments for big games played throughout county. Baseball was the thing that kept a smile on his face. In 1969, Joann passed away tragically and Homer and Sam were thrown into a relationship as of “The Courtship of Eddie's Father” until he met and married Dona Lee Fink in 1971.
J. Kenneth Shertz, 93, formerly of Gap, died Friday, December 25 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland
J. Kenneth Shertz, age 93, formerly of Gap, PA, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the Garden Spot Village, New Holland.
He was the husband of the late Sadie Stoltzfus Shertz, who passed away on June 4, 2018.
He was born in Gap, son of the late Chester Lewis & Jennie Francisco Shertz.
He was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church, where in the past he served as treasurer and he also in the past was a member of the Gap Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. He worked for Fulton Bank Gap Branch as Branch Manager. After retiring he worked for Dutchway Farm Markets of Gap. He graduated from the former Salisbury High School class of 1945. Ken served in the Army during W.W. II. He enjoyed bird watching, horses and going to the family cabin in Cumberland County.
Jason Quinn Hawthorne, 42, of Kirkwood, passed away unexpectedly on at Reading Hospital on Christmas Day after a sudden illness.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Paul Hawthorne, Jr. of Kirkwood and the late Velda Mae (Alexander) Hawthorne.
Jason was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.
He had worked for Waste Connections in East Earl. Jason enjoyed cooking, fishing and collecting guns.
In addition to his father, Jason is survived by 3 sisters: Connie, wife of Bart Lawrence of Lincoln University; Glenda, wife of Dale Heck of Nottingham; and Paula, wife of Pete Miller of Peach Bottom. Also surviving are nephews: George Osdorne, John Gentry, and Trevor Potts and nieces: Marsha Slauch, Diana Heck and Rachel Potts.