William Robert Tomlinson, Jr., passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 with his 5 loving daughters and his little buddy, his cat, Pumpkin by his side.
He was husband, dad, brother, pappy, pappy Bill, Uncle Bill, and a good friend to all who knew him. His journey here is done, a life well-lived.
Bill was born on December 5, 1927, in Rawlinsville. One of seven children, he was the son of the late William and Blanche (Groff) Tomlinson. Bill was the loving husband of the late Dorothy Sweater "Dottie" Tomlinson for 71 years at the time of her passing in March of 2021. He retired from Hamilton Watch Co. after 39 years of employment. He also owned Dottie's Snack Bar with his wife. Bill proudly served in the Philippines as a lineman in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
Jean L. Kipp, 82, life-long resident of East Drumore Twp., went home to be with the Lord on her own terms, to reunite with family on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Allen P. and Jeanette M. (Esbenshade) Bucher.
She was the loving wife of Alfred William “Bill” Kipp for 52 years at the time of his passing.
Jean was a member of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was also fond of her two dogs, Andy and Daisy Sue.
Jean is survived by 3 children: Karen Kipp of Harrisburg; Kevin, husband of Dana Kipp of Haymarket, VA; and Krissie, wife of John Fernandez of Quarryville. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Hannah Deland and Jerel Fernandez; a sister, Jill Shimp of Quarryville and several extended family members.
John R. "Pop" Hall, Sr, age 89, of Christiana, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
He was the husband of Doris Kauffman Hall, with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage on July 2nd.
He was born in Middletown, PA, son of the late George & Gertrude Esh Hall.
He attended the Cochranville United Methodist Church.
He was the founder of Hall's Paving of Christiana. He enjoyed his business so much he never fully retired and continued to work alongside his son and helped out where ever he was needed for as long as he was able.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard work, snowmobiling, going to the mountains and most of all spending time with his family.
Paul L. Lintner, 96, of Parkwood Drive, Lancaster, PA and formerly of Nickel Mines and Georgetown Road, Ronks, PA died Friday, August 5, 2022 at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
He and his wife Judith P. Roschel Lintner celebrated 61 years of a loving marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Catherine Dickel Lintner and stepmother Rebecca Smith Lintner.
Paul retired from A&P Supermarkets in 1983 where he was employed for over 30 years. Most of his working years were spent at the East King Street A&P in Lancaster and at the A&P in Oxford.
He served his country in the US Army during WWII from 1945-1947.
Roger D. Mimm, 79, of Georgetown Road, Quarryville, PA passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Newport Meadows, Christiana, PA.
He was the husband of Theresa Flaud Mimm. Born in Quarryville, he was the son of the late Leo and Blanche Eberly Mimm.
Roger retired from Case New Holland where he was employed in the shipping/receiving department.
Ruthie F. King, 5 hour old infant daughter of John S. and Mary S. Fisher King, of 681 N. Little Britain Road, Quarryville, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Ephrata Hospital.
Doris L. Kneisley, 92, of Conestoga, peacefully entered into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at her daughter’s home in New Providence.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Beatrice (Kline) Campbell. She was the loving wife of the late Roy G. Kneisley who passed away on April 24, 2021.
Early in life, Doris had worked for Richards Photo Studio in Lancaster. She then worked as the Bookkeeper for her husband’s construction business. Doris was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, where she helped in the 2-year-old Sunday school class for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for both the Rawlinsville Camp Meeting and the Conestoga Fire Co. Doris loved flowers and vegetable gardening and was known to bless neighbors and friends with her abundance of produce. She enjoyed cross stitch and word searches. Most of all, Doris enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her home and at their cabin in Potter County.
Thomas J. "Turba Tom" Borrell, Jr., age 37 of Quarryville, passed away due to an accident in Crossville, TN, on Friday, July 29, 2022.
He was born in Newark, DE, at Christiana Hospital, son of Thomas J. & Kathleen Ruoss Borrell of Cochranville.
He graduated from Octorara High School and the Center for Arts & Technology Class of 2004 and Williamson Trade School Class of 2007 majoring in Power Plant Technology. He worked at Exelon, now Constellation, as a maintenance mechanic in the Hydro Division. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop #63 of Cochranville. He enjoyed hunting and doing crossword and sudoku puzzles. He was a member of IBEW Local 614 and Tall Pines Club. In his early 30’s diesel performance caught Thomas’ attention and he ran with it. It soon became his life. He built and fabricated his own pro street drag truck while documenting his build over the course of several years while gaining 20,000+ followers. His work ethic and never give up attitude will carry on his legacy for years to come.
Gerald (Jerry) A. Miller, 75, of Quarryville, passed away after a long illness on Friday, July 29, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born on May 24, 1947, he was the son of the late Aaron and Dorothy (Graver) Miller.
He was the husband of Karen (Warfel) Miller, with whom he shared over 51 years of marriage.
Jerry graduated from Solanco High School in 1965, and the following year was drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent most of his two years of active duty in Babenhausen, Germany, in the A Battery, 2nd Battalion of the 5th Artillery unit, and went on to serve four more years in the Reserves before being honorably discharged. A talented welder and sheet metal fabricator, Jerry enjoyed a 35-year career at Goodhart Sons, Inc. in Leola before retiring as Plant Superintendent in 2005. He then started a second career at Bass Mechanical, Inc. in Elizabethtown, where he spent eight years as the Vice President of Fabrication. Never one to stop working, he spent three additional years serving as a consultant to Kercher Industries in Lebanon.
Julie A. Waltman-Gechter, 52, of Oley, entered into rest on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Reading Hospital.
She was the loving wife of Joseph Gechter for over 30 years.
Julie was born in Lancaster County to Ronald Waltman of Peach Bottom and Carmen Freiler (Tony) of Florida.
She was a 1988 graduate of Solanco High School.
Julie was a talented and passionate dog groomer, whose skill has been recognized on numerous occasions in professional competitions and championships. She owned and operated Artistry in Motion Pet Styling for ten years. She treasured her family and will be greatly missed.