Dorothy M. Gainer, 81, of Holtwood, PA, passed peacefully away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt Joy, PA.
She was the wife of Glenn E, Gainer. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Born in Conestoga, she was a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Lillian M. Frey Walton.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening, azaleas, and loved her 2 Shih Tzu’s, Sassy and Cuddles. She enjoyed watching butterflies, and attending festivals. Earlier years she worked at various department stores and later years a homemaker.
Michael Anthony Newport, 59, of River Road, Holtwood passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
He was the loving husband and best friend of his wife Deborah Bauer Newport, celebrating 15 years of marriage this past June.
He was the son of Leroy and Shirley Ruland Newport.
A dedicated employee for over 40 years, he worked for Anderson Bakery currently known as Tree House Foods.
William H. “Bizz” Retallick, Jr., 74, of Quarryville, entered into rest unexpectedly on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at his home.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William H. Sr., and Mabel (Benedict) Retallick. He was the loving husband of Sharon L. (Shaeffer) Retallick for over 33 years.
Bizz was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He enjoyed throwing darts, hunting, and fishing.
Dennis James Willard, 58, of New Holland PA, formerly of Bartville, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was the loving husband of Angel Killinger Willard. They had been married for 7 years.
Born in Lancaster, Dennis was a son of Robert and Joyce Weaver Willard. Dennis had been employed for 20 years for Hess Mills. He enjoyed writing poetry, NASCAR, Phillies, Eagles, camping, and taking road trips.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by 4 children, Amanda Willard, Shawn Killinger, Jessica Throne, Destiny Wise; 10 grandchildren; siblings, David Willard, Donald Willard, Douglas Willard, and Danny Willard.
John W. Beers, Jr., 84, of Quarryville PA, formerly of Paoli, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was the widow of the late Barbara Troxell Beers who died in 2017.
Born in Upper Darby PA, a son of the late John W. and Velva Kennedy Beers.
John was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed woodworking. John had also driven school bus for 40 years in Paoli. He had served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Janet M. Horst went home to be with her Lord on August 1, 2019 at the age of 77 after a long illness. Janet was the loving wife of 53 years of the late William H. Horst, Sr.
She was the mother of Laura Jeanne, and the daughter of Rudolf B. Styer and Josephine Sheaffer Styer. She was the sister of Rudolf Styer, and Shirley Y. Gegg, all of whom preceded her in death.
Cristian M. Barajas, 22, of Peach Bottom, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 1, 2019, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of Joel and Ana Lilia (Narvaez) Barajas.
Cristian attended Solanco High School and enjoyed drawing and riding motorcycle.
Clara Mae Swinehart, 87, of New Providence, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 1, 2019. She was the loving widow of the late Robert D. Swinehart, Sr. who passed away in October, 2018. She was married July 19, 1948 and would have celebrated 71 years together.
Born in Lancaster PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Hamilton.
She worked at various jobs throughout her life. Clara was an excellent cook and seamstress. She had won multiple ribbons at both Quarryville and Lampeter fairs for her jellies and sewing projects. Her holiday dinners with family will always be remembered and missed. She loved to write poetry, and had a poem published in the book “Through the Hourglass”, titled “Winter Snow”.
Melissa V. Kipphorn, 47, of Holtwood PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was the wife of Harold A. “Butch” Kipphorn, Jr. They had celebrated 27 years of marriage.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Melissa was a daughter of the late Lacy and Evelyn Sayers Blevins.
Melissa was a real people person; however, she also loved her animals, and had volunteered at ORCA. She had been employed at Giant, Willow Street, PA. She was a member of the Lancaster County Sportsman Association.
Dr. Harriet S. Wells, 86, of Quarryville entered into rest on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Byron and Katherine (Raynes) Van Horne.
Harriet spent over 40 years working as a psychiatrist. She had been employed by the Coatesville VA Hospital for over 25 years. She was a poet, artist and avid reader. She loved serving God and others and had done various volunteer and service work in the local Amish community.