Vickie L. Rebman, 64, of Holtwood, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her residence on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Edith Pauline Raynes Brown.
She was the wife of the late Donald Rebman who died June 21, 2015.
A homemaker, Vickie was the former owner of the Rawlinsville Hotel. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and her boxer dog “Bo”.
Just as the snow began to gently fall in New Holland, Pa. on January 12, 2019, J. Harold Bomberger, 87, left this world to be with his family and friends in Heaven. A resident of Garden Spot Village Skilled Nursing, Fallcrest Household, the family is grateful to the kind and caring staff there along with Lancaster Hospice & Community Care who helped us through this journey.
Born in Rexmont, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac G. and Sallie [Breidenstine] Bomberger.
Harold was a graduate of West Lampeter High School, class of 1949. After high school he spent several years on the family farm, later working as a DHIA milk tester. He spent 22 years at Case New Holland in production control, from where he retired in 1986.
William P. Spade, 74, of Lancaster PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
He was the husband of Ruth A. Ruhl Spade. They had celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster PA, William was a son of the late Clarence E. and Jennie M. Spade.
William was a plumber pipefitter for 47 years, working with Local 520, Harrisburg, PA.
He had honorably served in the US Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, day trips, time spent in the mountains, and spending time with his family.
Richard Boyd Ulmer, 63, of Willow Street passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. Rich was born on January 2, 1956 and was the son of Dorothy L. (Boyd) Ulmer and the late Phares W. Ulmer Jr.
Rich was a 1974 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He loved nature and being outdoors. An avid fisherman, he loved spending his free time on his boat at the river and fishing trips to the Chesapeake Bay. He also enjoyed looking for arrowheads and listening to Rock and Roll music. Rich was passionate about conserving and protecting the environment.
Roger C. Aspril, 66, of New Providence, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 9, 2019. He was the son of the late Harvey C. and Betty (Rogers) Aspril. Roger was a lifelong resident of the Quarryville area. He retired from Frontier Communications (formerly Commonwealth Telephone Co.) in 2012. Roger was also a former bar owner.
He was a dart and pool league bar room athlete, former motorcycle, and boating enthusiast, a member of the Lawn and Liquor Social Club, a lifelong shooting sports enthusiast and a proud member of the NRA. Roger was also a member of the Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs, the SLCFSA, and a member and office holder of CWA local 13574.
Anna E. Swinehart, 99, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was the widow of Melo John Swinehart who passed away in 1969.
Anna had been employed by Lancaster cigar factor, RCA, and 28 years with several ACME markets. She was an 86 year member of Memorial Methodist Church, Quarryville. She had belonged to Valley Lee Riding Club, and the Quarryville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed counted cross stitch.
Anna was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Hambleton Shoemaker.
She is survived by 2 children, Betty Reinhart, Quarryville, Donald Swinehart (Bonnie), Port Allegany, PA, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Vivian Staler, and Joyce Buckius. She was predeceased by a grandson Mark A. Shuey.
Gladys E. Miller, 94, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, an hour prior to her 95th birthday at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late H. John Miller who died June 30, 2010. They were married on October 11, 1941. Born in Colerain Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Probst Dunkle.
Her working career started on the farm, then as a seamstress for the Georgetown Sewing Factory, and the former Schick Corp., and lastly as a domestic.
She was a member of Green Hill Sportsman Association.
Gladys is survived by a son John M. Miller; and nieces and nephews.
Richard S. “Dick” Cunningham, 81, of Nottingham, passed away on January 5, 2019 at Conestoga View Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was the beloved husband of Janet M. (Schlotzhauer) Cunningham, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul H. and Claire (Heisse) Cunningham.
Dick was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1955. After high school, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Millersville State Teacher’s College in 1959. He then went on to earn two master’s degrees, one in English and one in math, from Pepperdine University. Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1963, and then the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1979. He then accepted a position as a hazmat specialist with the Department of the Army, retiring in 2005. After retirement, Dick was a substitute teacher in Solanco School District.
In the 45 years that Dick worked for the U.S. Government he was able to travel the world. During this time, he learned to speak Thai. Due to his military service and civilian military service, Dick and Janet lived on Air Force bases and in numerous cities and towns across the United States and Hawaii. He was a member of Grace Church of East Petersburg and the American Legion. The last few years were difficult for Dick due to his health, but he had many wonderful adventures with Janet and lived a full life.
Ruth J. Reardon, 90, of Mahanoy City and most recently Lititz, died peacefully on December 29, 2018 surrounded by family.
Born in Mahanoy City on June 11, 1928, she was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Greiner) Thomas. Her husband Leo died in December 1996.
She was a business woman, owning and operating the Five Pointville Hotel and The End. With her husband Leo, she owned and operated the Historic GreenTree Inn and Hildy’s Tavern. Ruth never met a stranger and was a friend to all. She cherished her family and was a wonderful mother and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived a life full of laughter and fun. She enjoyed many summers at the bay, spending time at the beach, crabbing, and driving her boat.
Mary Ruth Minchhoff, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Monday, January 7, 2019. Born in Quarryville, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Clara (Book) Rhoads.
Her husband, Francis A. Minchhoff, passed away in 2000.
Mary Ruth graduated from Solanco High School and went to work for the former Hamilton Watch Company. She went on to work for over 33 years in the office of the former Jerome H. Rhoads Inc., now Rhoads Energy Corporation.
She was a member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church. Mary Ruth enjoyed sewing, knitting, and doing crafts.
She is survived by a son, Michael F. Minchhoff (Delores), and a daughter, Diane R. Hogg (Herbert), along with grandchildren, Michael A., Megan, and Mindy, great grandchildren Jacoby, Chase, Alayna and Allison, a brother, Jerome and a sister, Rita.